England: Eddie Jones calls up trio after injuries to Lewis Ludlam, Joe Launchbury and Nic Dolly

Date published: May 23 2022 - Colin Newboult

England have brought three new players into camp after Joe Launchbury was among a trio to withdraw due to injury.

Launchbury is, according to the Rugby Football Union, “taking some time to recover from knocks received in recent games”.

Meanwhile, Nic Dolly suffered a nasty-looking knee injury in Leicester Tigers’ victory over Newcastle Falcons, while Lewis Ludlam has a thumb issue.

Trio rewarded for fine form

They have been replaced by Nick Isiekwe, Ewan Richards and Jack Singleton, who will take part in England’s three-day training camp in Richmond.

Hooker Singleton (Gloucester) and back five forward Isiekwe (Saracens) have been in fine form for their respective clubs this season, while youngster Richards has been a shining light in Bath’s abysmal campaign.

Eddie Jones’ men are preparing for their traditional Barbarians fixture, which takes place on Sunday, June 19, a day after the Premiership final.

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