Uncapped George Martin added to England squad

England coach Eddie Jones
England coach Eddie Jones
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England coach Eddie Jones has added Leicester Tigers lock George Martin in the squad for the third round of Six Nations game against Wales to be played on 27th February.

Martin will take the place of Jack Willis, who has been sidelined following a knee injury that he sustained during the previous round game against Italy.

The 19-year-old made his debut for Leicester in 2019 and has made four appearances for the Tigers in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season. He was part of the 12-man Shadow squad named by Jones ahead of the tournament and now will take Willis' place in the main 28-member squad.

“England have reconvened at their training base, The Lensbury, as they prepare for the next round of the Guinness Six Nations. George Martin has been called up to the 28-player squad, with Jack Willis ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee injury in last weekend’s win over Italy," read a statement from the Rugby Football Union.

“Eddie Jones’ side will travel to Cardiff next week where they will play Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, February 27. They will then face France at Twickenham on March 13 before travelling to Dublin to play Ireland on March 20 in their final game.”

England hold the third place in the Six Nations table with a win and a defeat apiece in the two games.

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