Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Catt joins England squad for New Zealand tour

Bath Rugby's dynamic young prop Nathan Catt will fly out with the England tour party to New Zealand this evening.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "In light of Mako Vunipola's ongoing treatment for a knee injury ahead of the Aviva Premiership final and Joe Marler suffering a slight hip strain we have decided to take Nathan out with us now to ensure that he is up to speed with our systems and structures in the lead up to next week."

Leicester Tigers prop Fraser Balmain will replace Catt in the England XV squad to prepare for the game against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, 1st June.