Brookes called up as England cover

Thursday 29 January 2015 Written by: Adam

Kieran Brookes has been called up from England Saxons to the Senior squad as training cover for David Wilson who is being treated for a nerve impingement in his neck and will not train on Friday.

The Newcastle Falcons Prop will train with the squad at Twickenham Stadium, as will Shane Geraghty of London Irish who has been included for the afternoon session as an additional centre.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We have brought Kieran in as cover at tight-head as a precaution because Davy has a small nerve impingement which should settle down. I didn’t want to cause any further disruption to the Saxons so Shane’s addition is a good opportunity for him on the back of good form and helps us to train with appropriate numbers on Friday.”

Brookes made his full international debut last summer during England’s tour of New Zealand and has gone on to represent his country six times to date.