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Webber and Thomas to train with England

27 October 2013

  • Lancaster add Webber and Thomas to England squad ahead of Australia
  • Pair are in camp as injury cover for Hartley (ankle) and Wilson (calf)
Bath Rugby hooker Rob Webber during an England training session

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Hooker Rob Webber and tight-head prop Henry Thomas will train with England ahead of the opening QBE International against Australia at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, November 2 (kick-off 2:30pm).

The front row duo, who toured Uruguay and Argentina with England last June, are promoted from the England Saxons group as injury cover for Dylan Hartley (ankle) and David Wilson (calf).

Bath Rugby’s Webber scored in the second Test victory over the Pumas in Buenos Aires, while former England Under 20 star Thomas, 21, made his Test debut off the bench in the first Test victory in Salta.

England squad preparing for Australia

Forwards (19)

David Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints)
Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby)
Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Backs (17)

Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby)
Joel Tomkins (Saracens)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Christian Wade (London Wasps)
Marland Yarde (London Irish)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)