England add ex-Blue Twelvetrees to their squad

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Blues: Former Blues back Billy Twelvetrees was one of two players added to England’s training squad on Sunday ahead of Saturday’s QBE International against Fiji at Twickenham Stadium, kick-off 2.30pm.

He comes in as temporary injury cover for Jonathan Joseph (ankle) and England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “JJ is continuing his recovery from an ankle injury and this is a good chance to get Billy in for training.

“We had a productive week at St George’s Park and got a lot of work done. Now we are back at Pennyhill we will sharpen our focus towards Fiji on Saturday.”

He joins current Blues and Saracens dual-registered star Mako Vunipola and ex-Blues Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) and Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers) in the 36-man squad.