- Name:Tom Croft
- Date of Birth:November 07, 1985
- Place of Birth:Basingstoke, England
- Club:Leicester Tigers
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Leicester flanker Tom Croft was called up to the Lions squad as a replacement for Alan Quinlan.
Croft was called up to the Lions squad as a replacement for Alan Quinlan, who was ruled out of the tour after receiving a 12-week ban for eye gouging.
Unlucky to be overlooked in the original selection, the Leicester flanker has gained belated reward for a superb run of form since the turn of the year.
The 23-year-old made his Leicester debut in 2005 having joined the club's academy after playing youth rugby for Newbury.
An imposing figure at 6ft 5in and more than 16 stone, Croft is one of the quickest forwards in world rugby and is comfortable in both the number six and seven shirts.
He also provides an extra lineout option, something England utilised to good effect at the tail end of the Six Nations.
Croft is, however, relatively inexperienced at international level, having made just six starts and seven appearances as a replacement since his England debut in February 2008.