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.
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.