Flanker Mark Wilson has been left out of England's squad for their Rugby World Cup match against Argentina.

Cumbrian Wilson, who started his career in Penrith and made his World Cup bow in England's 45-7 win over the United States last Thursday, does not feature in Eddie Jones' 23-man squad this time around.

Jones has picked his strongest available starting XV for the Pool C showdown at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.

Marauding prop Mako Vunipola and tackle-busting wing Jack Nowell are poised to make their first appearances of the tournament after overcoming lengthy injury-enforced absences to secure places on the bench, while George Kruis starts as a lock.

Jones views the scrum as a cornerstone of English strength and predicts it will be a key battleground in Tokyo.

"It's a part of the Argentinian culture. Like anything in life, you can have dormant periods but, when it's a fabric of your rugby, it's quite easy to reignite," he said.

"Mario Ledesma [the Argentina coach] has done that particularly well. It'll be a massive test on Saturday.

"They haven't scrummed against us yet and we believe our scrum can be a real weapon for us, so hang on to your seats.

"They're an interesting team, a strong team.

"We know that Argentina are at their best at World Cups. We respect them very greatly."