SQUAD UPDATE: England call up replacement after Brad Shields suffers injury

Wasps back-row forward Brad Shields is to return home from England’s pre-World Cup training camp in Italy after suffering a foot injury.

Harlequins’ uncapped back-row prospect Alex Dombrandt will join the squad as Shields’ replacement.

The Rugby Football Union said: “The back-rower will replace Brad Shields (Wasps), who returns home this morning after picking up a foot ligament injury.

“Shields will undergo further assessment in England to understand the extent of the injury.”

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