Brookes bolsters England squad

Prop Kieran Brookes has been added to England's squad ahead their Six Nations opener against Scotland this Saturday.

Having made a quicker than expected return from a serious knee injury, Brookes made his comeback for the Northampton Saints this past weekend, and on Sunday was drafted into the England squad.

The burly front rower displaces Henry Thomas, who had originally taken Brookes's place in the squad.

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Craig Lewis