Barritt joins England squad

Saracens centre Brad Barritt is being brought into the England squad to replace the injured Dominic Walduock.

The former Sharks No 12 enjoyed a great season at Sarries, and was a surprise omission when Martin Johnson named the group to tour Australia and New Zealand. But given Walduock’s injury in Tuesday’s win over the Australian Barbarians, Barritt may finally get a chance to play Test rugby.

The 23-year-old will leave the England Saxons and join up with the senior group in Australia. Since he holds a UK passport, he is eligible for England.