England call in Brookes for Thomas

Date published: February 1 2016

England have announced that tighthead prop Kieran Brookes has joined up with the national squad at Pennyhill Park to replace Henry Thomas.

Northampton front-row Brookes returned to action from injury against Wasps on Friday and will now replace Bath forward Thomas in the squad.

Brookes joins Dan Cole and Paul Hill as England's tighthead options ahead of Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield.