England head coach Andy Robinson has again ruled out an immediate Test match return for World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson.
Fly-half Charlie Hodgson is battling to be fit for England's Twickenham clash against New Zealand next Saturday after suffering a groin injury during the 26-16 victory over Australia.
Robinson is optimistic an in-form Hodgson will recover and be available for selection when the team is announced on Wednesday.
Wilkinson could have been among the contenders to take over if Robinson has to find a replacement, despite starting only a handful of games for Newcastle this season and being out of England reckoning through injuries since the 2003 World Cup final.
Robinson though, replied with a firm "no" when asked if Wilkinson would be considered. That opens the door for Bath's Olly Barkley, should Sale Sharks playmaker Hodgson be ruled out.
"He (Hodgson) is the only doubt," said Robinson. "He has responded well to treatment, but we will take 24 hours before we decide."
Robinson is unlikely to make changes, given the comfortable nature of their win against Australia, unless changes are forced on him.
"This is a different challenge we are facing. It is important that we get a team out that can match the challenge of the All Blacks and try and dominate them."
New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu, meanwhile, faces a disciplinary hearing today after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy during Saturday's Test in Dublin.
D'Arcy required treatment after being picked up by Nonu and dropped head first.