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England call up Matt Mullan as cover for Joe Marler

England call up Mullan
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Worcester prop Matt Mullan is called into the England squad by Stuart Lancaster as Joe Marler becomes the latest player to be hampered by an injury problem ahead of the Autumn internationals.

England coach Stuart Lancaster has called up Worcester Warriors prop Matt Mullan as cover for Joe Marler as the Harlequins loose-head continues to struggle with a hamstring problem.

Lancaster has a number of injury worries ahead of the Autumn Internationals, with Marler joining Quins teammate Chris Robshaw as an injury doubt alongside London Irish centre Jonathan Joseph.

Hooker is a particular area of concern for England ahead of next weekend's clash with Fiji after Dylan Hartley suffered a knee injury playing for Northampton Saints last weekend.

David Paice was drafted in over the weekend to provide cover for Tom Youngs, who was the only recognised hooker in the squad until Sunday.

England face a relentless schedule over the next month with the Fiji match followed by Twickenham Tests against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

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