England call up Waldrom

Date published: November 24 2014

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England coach Stuart Lancaster has recalled 34 players to Pennyhill Park to prepare for Saturday’s clash with Australia at Twickenham.

England coach Stuart Lancaster has recalled 34 players to Pennyhill Park to prepare for Saturday’s Test against Australia at Twickenham.

In-form Exeter Chiefs number eight Thomas Waldrom, who has scored seven tries in eight Aviva Premiership games this season, replaces Billy Vunipola. The Saracens man suffered concussion in their defeat to Northampton Saints at the weekend will undergo the Graduated Return To Play protocol at his club.

Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler, who kicked 16 points for Saints in that victory, regains a place in the squad after a hamstring strain. His club team-mate Courtney Lawes continues to be treated in camp for a knee injury suffered against Samoa.

England Squad:

Loosehead props:
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)

Tighthead props:
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
David Wilson (Bath)

Hookers:
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Rob Webber (Bath)

Locks :
Dave Attwood (Bath)
Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Back rows:
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain)
Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Scrum-halves:
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Outside backs:
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath )
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester)

Back threes:
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonny May (Gloucester)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Semesa Rokoguduni (Bath)
Anthony Watson (Bath)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

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