Six Nations: England call up Elliot Daly and Joel Tomkins as cover for France showdown

Two uncapped drafted in for Twickenham showdown

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The Independent Online

Two uncapped outside backs, the versatile Elliot Daly of Wasps and the Saracens outside centre Joel Tomkins, have been called into the England squad for this week's Six Nations meeting with France at Twickenham.

Daly will act as injury cover for the Northampton full-back Ben Foden while Tomkins replaces Jonathan Joseph of London Irish, who is struggling with foot trouble. Another Saracens player, the flanker Will Fraser, was summoned for a second stint of training-field duty because of the continuing absence of Ben Morgan, the Gloucester No 8, with an ankle injury sustained against Scotland.

The Harlequins' director of rugby, Conor O'Shea, felt a "world-class" performance from Danny Care made the difference in the 25-21 win over Leicester as Quins returned to the top of the Premiership table on Saturday. "You're fortunate to be able to watch those types of moments," he said.