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England lock Courtney Lawes is looking forward to pulling on an England jersey once again when Eddie Jones side take on South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Lawes was an injury doubt for Englands opening autumn international after withdrawing from Northampton Saints matches against Montpellier and Gloucester last month due to bruising on the knee joint. England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass However, after proving his fitness Lawes is ready to resume his second-row partnership alongside Joe Launchbury. Ive not been very lucky with my injuries, especially last season, he told Sky Sports News HQ. I had three six-week injuries so I just wanted to stay fit for a significant amount of time; enough time to get my form back. Lawes has been sidelined by a series of injuries That was my main goal and Im certainly on my way. Im not there yet, but Im on my way to getting back to the sort of form that Im used to. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Lawes also revealed that head coach Jones has been working with him to improve his ball carrying ahead of the Old Mutual Wealth series.I dropped off with my carrying. When I was younger I used to carry way more than I had the previous season, so Eddie was hot on me for my carrying and getting around the park and making a big impact, he said. Courtney Lawes has been urged to take his opportunity if selected to play against South Africa after recovering from a knee injury. Its a confidence thing. You get used to carrying and if you stop carrying, you get used to not carrying, so its about retraining your brain, getting used to patterns around the park and how you can get your hands on the ball. Wood stays as England cut nine Tom Wood is in line to make his England return after being retained in a 25-man squad Lawes Northampton team-mate Tom Wood is back in the England fold for the first time under Jones, having been told by the Australian in January that he was distinctly average. Tom Wood is back in the England fold for the first time in a year Its really good to see him back in the squad, added Lawes. Hes worked unbelievably hard in all facets of his game and Im really proud of him.Is Eddie testing him when he says things like that? Woody is not a distinctly average player, hes a very good player, and I think Eddie just wanted to see his character. Woody has shown him that and that is why hes back here now. Also See: Wood retains England place Farrell form no shock to Ford Boks out to emulate Ireland England red hot favourites White Sox Jerseys 2019 . 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Chicago White Sox Gear . -- Chris Jones and Louisville have done a tremendous job protecting the basketball this season and thats led to easy victories.San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The last time the San Antonio Spurs played the Portland Trail Blazers, both teams were engaged in a triple overtime thriller with the Blazers coming out on top. The Spurs made sure no extra time was needed on Friday night. Kawhi Leonard returned to the lineup to lead the Spurs with 20 points in a 110-96 win over the Blazers at AT&T Center. Leonard returned after a 15-game absence due to a torn ligament in his right hand. He had not played since Dec. 15. Danny Green deposited 19 points and Patty Mills added 18 points off the bench for San Antonio, which has won four of its last five. Hes going to play aggressive and create stuff for us, Spurs guard Tony Parker, who finished with 17 points and seven assists, said of Leonard. LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 24 points with eight rebounds and Damian Lillard, who scored 43 points in the 129-119 triple overtime win on Dec. 19, went for 23 points and five assists in this one. We didnt do a good job keeping them off the boards, said Alrdidge. We didnt do a good job of finding bodies.dddddddddddd Well learn from it. Mills scored 10 points off the bench in the first quarter to help the Spurs grab a 35-28 lead after 12 minutes. San Antonio led by as many as 12 in the second quarter before taking a 60-52 lead at the break. Then it took over in the third and cruised to the victory in the fourth. Manu Ginobili scored on back-to-back possessions to stretch the Spurs margin to 15, then Mills knocked down successive 3-pointers later in the quarter to make it a 91-73 game. Portland ended the third on a 6-0 run to close the gap to 12 entering the fourth, but Mills opened the final quarter with a runner that kicked off a 9-2 run. San Antonio led by as many as 23 in the fourth. 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