RUGBY : Simon Shaw is in contention for England’s final autumn Test against New Zealand after being recalled to the squad by manager Martin Johnson.
Simon Shaw is in contention for England’s final autumn Test against New Zealand after being recalled to the squad by manager Martin Johnson.
The 36-year-old Lions lock and Bath prop David Flatman both linked up with England at their Pennyhill Park base on Monday as preparations begin for Saturday’s All Blacks showdown.
Shaw missed England’s first two Investec Challenge Tests, against Australia and Argentina, as he completed his comeback from the foot injury which forced him to miss the start of the season.
But after proving his fitness in Wasps’ LV= Cup victories over the last two weekends, Shaw is now in line to feature for England against New Zealand.
Flatman trained with the squad last week and he is back involved as injury cover for Tim Payne in the loosehead prop position.
Gloucester prop Paul Doran-Jones, who made his Test debut off the bench in England’s 16-9 win over the Pumas on Saturday, remains with the squad as Bath tighthead David Wilson continues to undergo treatment on a neck and shoulder injury.