Hanks tells England: Fit-again Shaw is ready to face Pumas

WASPS have handed England manager Martin Johnson a massive boost by insisting Simon Shaw will be available to face Argentina should he be required.<br /><br />The 36-year-old lock is set to make his first appearance since the summer&rsquo;s British and Irish Lions tour in Sunday&rsquo;s Premiership clash with Leeds after recovering from a metatarsal injury. And despite being omitted from Johnson&rsquo;s squad for the forthcoming autumn series, Wasps director of rugby Tony Hanks is adamant that if Shaw comes through unscathed, he must feature for his country.<br /><br />&ldquo;He should be back for Leeds, if he comes through this week. He&rsquo;s been working hard and looks ready to go,&rdquo; Hanks said. &ldquo;England will be looking at him. He hasn&rsquo;t played since the Lions and they say you&rsquo;re only as good as your last game so he&rsquo;s in a nice spot at the moment.&rdquo;<br /><br />Shaw excelled in South Africa, earning his first Lions cap in three tours in the second Test, and Hanks has no doubts he will soon be back to his best. <br /><br />&ldquo;Simon feels he needs to get some rugby under his belt. Seeing him back in an England jersey would be great,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;With most players you&rsquo;d say two games wouldn&rsquo;t be enough, but Simon Shaw is not a normal player.&rdquo;