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Robson and Paice called into England squad

28 October 2012

  • Paice and Robson called up as cover for Hartley and Lawes
  • Northampton Saints pair to have knee injuries assessed by England medics
Harlequins lock George Robson, who has been called into the England squad preparing for the QBE Internationals as injury cover

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London Irish hooker David Paice and Harlequins lock George Robson have tonight been called into the England squad as injury cover for Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes respectively.

The Northampton Saints pair were both forced off with knee injuries during their side’s 16-6 defeat to Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday and have arrived at England’s training camp at St George’s Park in Burton to be assessed by the England medical team.

Paice and Robson are promoted from the England Saxons Elite Player Squad and arrived at the camp after starting against each other in Quins’ 31-28 victory over Irish at the Madejski Stadium today.

Paice, 28, made two Test appearances as a substitute on England’s 2008 tour to New Zealand while 26-year-old Robson captained England’s midweek side to two victories on the 2012 summer tour to South Africa.

England are in Burton for a four day camp ahead of the inaugural QBE Internationals, which see Fiji (November 10), Australia (November 17), South Africa (November 24) and New Zealand (December 1) visit Twickenham on successive Saturdays this autumn.