June 11, 2018 / 12:40 PM / 5 months ago

Rugby - England call on uncapped hooker Singleton for second test

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Premiership - Newcastle Falcons vs Worcester Warriors - Newcastle, Britain - September 1, 2017 Newcastle Falcons’ Alex Tait in action with Worcester Warriors’ Jack Singleton Action Images/John Clifton

DURBAN (Reuters) - England have called up uncapped Worcester Warriors hooker Jack Singleton as cover for Luke Cowan-Dickie in their squad for the second test against South Africa in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Cowan-Dickie, who came off the bench for first-choice Jamie George, has a tight hamstring following England’s thrilling 42-39 loss to the Springboks at Ellis Park on Saturday, according to officials.

Singleton, 22, could earn his first England cap, but did feature for the side in their 63-45 loss to the Barbarians at Twickenham last month.

The tourists are seeking to snap a four-game losing streak in the second match of the three-test series against the Boks at the weekend.

The final match will be played in Cape Town on June 23.

Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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