Ben Spencer will join the England squad as emergency cover for Willi Heinz ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.
World Cup finalists England announced on Sunday that Saracens scrum-half Spencer is on his way to Japan amid concerns over Heinz.
Heinz – who will undergo a scan – injured his hamstring in Saturday’s memorable semi-final win over two-time defending champions New Zealand.
A three-time international, Spencer missed out on a spot in Eddie Jones’ 31-man squad for the World Cup, though he did take part in one of England’s training camps.
Ben Spencer will fly to Japan as a possible injury replacement for Willi Heinz.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) October 27, 2019
England will face either Wales or South Africa in the final in Yokohama on November 2.