10:00am Thursday 17th October 2013
By Ed Mezzetti
FORMER Chinnor flanker Tom Johnson was yesterday recalled to the England squad for the QBE Autumn Internationals.
The Exeter Chiefs man, who also played for Oxfordshire and Oxford Brookes University, replaces injured Leicester back-rower Tom Croft.
Johnson, who scored a try in Exeter’s 44-29 victory over Cardiff Blues in the Heinken Cup on Sunday, was one of four players added to the squad for matches against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
Wasps wing Christian Wade, another ex-Chinnor man, retains his place.
They are uncapped centres Joel Tomkins (Saracens), Henry Trinder (Gloucester) and Luther Burrell (Northampton).
Fellow centres Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt are ruled out for the series with injury.
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero is included, despite battling a knee injury.
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