England head coach Eddie Jones has been forced to call up uncapped hooker Jack Singleton for the second Test of his side’s tour of South Africa, according to a report on the Daily Mail.

The Worcester man has been brought in to cover for Luke Cowan-Dickie, who picked up a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 43-39 defeat in the first Test.

Singleton will immediately be placed on the bench and could make his first appearance for England in the two remaining matches.

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When speaking about the call-up, defence coach Paul Gustard said:

Luke has a tight hamstring so Jack Singleton is coming as a precaution.

We’ve only got two hookers in camp so we have to be careful and have someone else coming over. Luke hasn’t been ruled out of Saturday yet.

Cowan-Dickie will face a late fitness test to decide whether he can play in the second Test against the Springboks in Bloemfontein.

England will be looking for a victory this time around but Jones will be pleased with many things from Saturday’s performance.

However, he will be angered by his team losing a 21-point lead, something which he hopes he will not see again this summer.