GRAHAM Kitchener has been called into the England squad ahead of next month's Six Nations tournament.
The Leicester Tigers second row who hails from Baschurch, will now join up with England's 34-man training squad ahead of England's opening fixture against Wales at the Millennium stadium on February 6.
Kitchener comes into the squad in place of Courtney Lawes, who is sidelined following minor ankle surgery.
The Leicester lock will hope to impress on his second senior call-up after he joined Stuart Lancaster's side in the build-up to last year's Autumn internationals but did not gain a place in the final squad.
The 25-year-old is uncapped with the senior side, but has represented his country at Under-20 level and captained an England XV side against the Barbarians last June.