Sale Sharks prop Bevan Rodd called up to England squad

Eddie Jones has made an addition to the squad
Eddie Jones has made an addition to the squad

Sale Sharks prop Bevan Rodd has been called-up to the England squad ahead of their fixture against Australia to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

Rodd made his professional rugby debut with Sale Sharks in 2019 and also had represented England at Under 18 level.

His inclusion comes after Joe Marler was withdrawn from the squad after he was tested positive for Covid-19 and will undergo 10-day isolation.

Marler came off the bench and played 14 minutes during England's game against Tonga but in a major relief for head coach Eddie Jones the rest of the players and backroom staff tested negative in the additional round of PCR testing.

"Eddie Jones has called Bevan Rodd into the England squad ahead of this weekend's test match against Australia," the RFU said in a statement

England squad:

Forwards: Jamie Blamire, Callum Chick, Tom Curry, Trevor Davison, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, George Martin, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill

Backs: Mark Atkinson, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Raffi Quirke, Adam Radwan, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs