Ben Spencer has been called up to the England squad as a replacement for Willi Heinz who has been ruled out of the World Cup final through injury.
England booked a place in the final after beating the All Blacks 19-7 in the semi-final in Yokohama on Saturday. But the win came at a price, as it has now been confirmed that Heinz, one of only two scrumhalves in England’s squad, suffered a hamstring injury and will not feature in the final.
Coach Eddie Jones summoned Spencer to join the squad and the Saracens No 9, who has only three Test caps, will arrive in Japan on Tuesday.
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