Richard Wigglesworth added to England's Six Nations squad after Ben Youngs injury
Last Updated: 05/02/18 9:19pm
England have called up Richard Wigglesworth for the injured Ben Youngs ahead of Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
Youngs could miss the remainder of the tournament after suffering knee ligament damage in Sunday's 46-15 opening win over Italy.
The Leicester half-back is due to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury when the squad return to their training base in Surrey, with an update expected on Monday evening.
Wigglesworth, who has 27 international caps, has played at two Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015 and was last called up to the squad in May 2017.
The 34-year-old has made over 180 appearances for club side Saracens, where he has won Premiership and Champions Cup titles.
Danny Care is expected to start in the number nine jersey against Wales at Twickenham, having stepped off the bench to replace Youngs at the weekend.
Care equalled Matt Dawson's 77 caps as England scrum-half with his appearance in Rome and would surpass that record on Saturday, if he features again.
Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has also been added to a 32-man squad, while Wasps No 8 Nathan Hughes will join the camp to assess when he will be available for selection.
Hughes was expected to miss the opening three games of the tournament after suffering a knee injury playing for his club in December.
Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Nathan Earle (Saracens), Harry Mallinder (Northampton), Jonny May (Leicester), Denny Solomona (Sale), Anthony Watson (Bath), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Ben Te'o (Worcester), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens).
Forwards: *James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Zach Mercer (Bath), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Sam Underhill (Bath), Dan Cole (Leicester), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Alec Hepburn (Exeter), *Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter)
*Unavailable for selection due to suspension