Alex Corbisiero gets British & Irish Lions call up

The British and Irish Lions have called up England prop Alex Corbisiero from
their squad currently touring Argentina as cover for Ireland prop Cian Healy.

London Irish loose head Corbisiero will leave Salta – where England play the
first of two Tests against the Pumas on Saturday – on the first leg of his trip
to Australia.

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland said, “Cian has had
an X-ray and, while his left ankle is not broken, he will be assessed further
when we get to Brisbane. “

“In the meantime we need to get Alex over here as soon as possible and
I am thankful to Stuart Lancaster for letting him go so quickly.”

England tour management have said that they have no plans to add a replacement
to their squad in Argentina at this stage.

“We’re delighted for Alex,” said England Head Coach Stuart
Lancaster.

“It’s very pleasing for him after he missed the Six Nations through
injury and he goes with our full support and blessing. “

“All the England players and management couldn’t be more pleased
for him to get this opportunity.”

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