Corbisiero and Simpson-Daniel added to England squad
7 February 2011 12:00pm
England today added two players to the squad preparing for the RBS 6 Nations match against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.
London Irish prop Alex Corbisiero comes in for Tim Payne (London Wasps) who has returned to his club for treatment to a sternum injury.
Gloucester Rugby wing James Simpson-Daniel has been added to the group training at Pennyhill Park as cover for Nick Abendanon (toe). Bath Rugby full back Abendanon remains with the squad for further assessment.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.