England call for Launchbury

  • Last Updated: November 5 2012, 13:05 GMT

Wasps lock Joe Launchbury has been called up as temporary injury cover for Tom Palmer by England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

Joe Launchbury: Gets call to England squad

Palmer has a calf problem and Launchbury will train with the rest of the England squad on Tuesday after a recovery day on Monday.

Lancaster said: "Tom's training was limited last week because of a calf injury so we are bringing Joe in as a precaution and because of the form he has shown recently.

"We know that he will fit in to the squad well having played in the Barbarians match and in the preparation for the South Africa tour."

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