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 tomorrow.

Wilkinson could have been among the contenders to take over after completing the last five games for Newcastle.

But he has been out of the England reckoning through injuries since the 2003 World Cup final and Robinson replied with a firm ''no'' when asked if Wilkinson would be considered, believing he still needs more game time.

That opens the door for Bath's Olly Barkley to wear the No 10 shirt, should Sale Sharks playmaker Hodgson be ruled out.

''He is the only doubt,'' said Robinson. ''He has responded well to treatment, but we will take 24 hours before we fully decide.''

Robinson is unlikely to make changes, given the comfortable nature of their win against Australia, unless decisions are forced on him through injury problems.

''We will be looking to potentially keep the same side together, but we've just got to look at the injury situation and the combinations,'' he added.

''We've reviewed what we did at the weekend, and 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 to dominate them.''

Robinson's more pressing concern is how England try to stop an All Blacks side on the rampage, having inflicted 38-point defeats on both Wales and Ireland during their Grand Slam tour.

With Scotland unlikely to threaten them, only England can stop New Zealand emulating the clean sweep achievement of Graham Mourie's tourists in 1978.

''I think we will have to step up a few more gears than one. We will have to lift everything we do in all areas,'' Robinson added.

''We know the All Blacks will put our pack under pressure and we have to carefully control the ball.

"We definitely must try and get dominance up front.

''The New Zealand scrum is particularly strong at present, and their forward and line-out play is exceptional.

''Throughout the whole game, there are going to be a lot of questions asked of us, and we will be under constant pressure, but it is how we deal with it.''

The Wallabies clash was reduced to uncontested scrums after prop Al Baxter, who had been destroyed by England loosehead Andrew Sheridan, was sin-binned and his fellow prop Matt Dunning went off on a stretcher following a neck injury scare.

Robinson believes it is an area the International Rugby Board will look at.

''It's the law at present, and we have to play within the laws,'' he said.

''I think it is an area that will be revisited by the IRB, and there need to be a number of proposals that can be put together.

''The most important thing is that the game of rugby is safe.

''We got into an unsafe situation, and therefore it was right within the laws at present that that decision (uncontested scrums) was made.''