Phil Dowson and James Simpson-Daniel were added to the England Elite Player Squad this evening as injury cover ahead of the Investec Internationals.
Dan Ward-Smith, Tom Wood and Anthony Allen were also included as concerns were raised over the fitness of a number of players.
Simon Shaw is struggling with a calf injury, whilst Joe Worsley (facial laceration) and Lewis Moody (head) are doubts in the back row, for whom Wood and Dowson will cover.
In the backs, Matt Banahan and Dominic Waldouck are both nursing neck injuries, with Sinbad and Allen coming in as replacements.
It seems Johnno has been reading The Rugby Blog after all, since we’ve long been singing the praises of some of these players. Will they feature on Saturday? Find out on The Rugby Blog at 12pm tomorrow.