Waldrom in for injured Dowson


Thomas Waldrom has replaced Phil Dowson on England's bench for the second rugby Test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

England's Rugby Football Union said on Friday that Dowson had been withdrawn from the match-day 22 with a tight hamstring.

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 28, during the England national rugby team training session at Trust Stadium on September 28, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand Photo by Steve Haag / Gallo Images

Uncapped Leicester No. 8 Waldrom scored two tries and won the Man of the Match award in the midweek game against South Africa Barbarians South in Kimberley and was key in England's 54-26 win.

The New Zealand-born loose forward will add valuable bulk for England against a typically physical Springboks pack.

England trail 1-0 in the three-match series after a 22-17 loss in Durban last weekend. – Sapa-AP

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