3 Jun 2014

16 new England players on their way to New Zealand

1:07 pm on 3 June 2014

The Northampton prop Alex Waller is among 16 additions to England's rugby squad for the tour of New Zealand.

Uncapped Waller scored a dramatic last-minute try in Northampton's 24-20 win over Saracens in the Premiership final at Twickenham at the weekend.

He has replaced Mako Vunipola, who was ruled out following surgery on a dislocated right knee.

Saints hooker Dylan Hartley has been included after he recovered from a shoulder injury to play in the final.

Saracens first-five Owen Farrell and number eight Billy Vunipola are also be on the flight to New Zealand after they were added to the original squad selected by England coach Stuart Lancaster.

Further additions have been drawn from Bath and Harlequins, with Anthony Watson and Kyle Sinckler named in the party.

The extra players arrive in New Zealand tomorrow morning and will not be considered for Saturday's first Test at Eden Park.

England squad additions: Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Luther Burrell (Northampton), Lee Dickson (Northampton), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Ben Foden (Northampton), Alex Goode (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Stephen Myler (Northampton), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Alex Waller (Northampton), Anthony Watson (Bath), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton)