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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2007, 09:45 GMT 10:45 UK
Depleted England add Ojo to squad
Topsy Ojo
Ojo in action for the England Saxons against the USA
South Africa v England
Saturday, 2 June
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 1400 BST

Uncapped London Irish wing Topsy Ojo has been called up to the England squad for Saturday's second Test against South Africa in Pretoria.

Ojo was added after the already weakened squad was further depleted by injuries and a stomach virus.

"He was on stand-by for the England Saxons and will provide emergency back three cover," said coach Brian Ashton.

"I didn't want to further disrupt the Saxons for the Churchill Cup final by taking another of their players."

Bath full-back Nick Abendanon, who was man of the match for the Saxons in their win over Scotland A last weekend, has already been called up to the full squad.

606: DEBATE

Andy Farrell, James Simpson-Daniel and Mike Brown have all been ruled out of selection because of the virus, Andy Hazell is out with a knee injury and captain Jason Robinson is also a doubt with fluid on the knee.

England were also deprived of David Strettle and Iain Balshaw, who were forced to fly home early because of the virus and a shin injury respectively.

As a result of all the selection problems, Ashton will delay naming his starting team until Friday.

SEE ALSO
SA make tweaks for England Test
30 May 07 |  English
Strettle to return from SA tour
29 May 07 |  English
England delay team announcement
28 May 07 |  English
England Saxons 18-3 Scotland A
28 May 07 |  Rugby Union
South Africa 58-10 England
26 May 07 |  English
England Saxons 51-3 USA
18 May 07 |  Rugby Union


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