London - England coach Stuart Lancaster on Thursday called up uncapped
forwards Mako Vunipola and Tom Youngs into his 32-man squad to play Test
matches in November against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and New
The duo are two of four injury-enforced changes to the elite squad Lancaster originally named in July.
prop Vunipola, whose father played at two World Cups for Tonga, and
Leicester hooker Young are covering for Alex Corbisiero and Rob Webber.
wing Ugo Monye has also been promoted to fill the back three berth left
vacant when Ben Foden damaged ankle ligaments playing for Northampton.
Haskell, who returned to the England team for the drawn third Test
against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on the summer tour, has been
promoted from the Saxons to replace Tom Croft.
"As a coaching team
we can't wait to go into camp and get the guys focused on what will be a
massive challenge in the QBE Internationals - Fiji and then the three
major southern hemisphere teams in successive weeks," said Lancaster.
have been impressed with some of the rugby we have seen in the Aviva
Premiership and Heineken Cup and are looking forward to the players
bringing that form to Twickenham."
Lancaster had already made one change to the original squad, replacing retired prop Matt Stevens with Bath's David Wilson.
was drafted into the Saxons as Wilson's replacement but the 21-year-old
has now been fast-tracked into the senior squad after an impressive
start to the season with Saracens.
The 20-stone loosehead prop was
born in New Zealand. His father, Fe'ao Vunipola, won 32 caps for Tonga
and played at the 1995 and 1999 World Cups.
Although he qualifies
for Wales after the family relocated when Fe'ao signed for Pontypool in
1998, Vunipola has played for England Under-18s and the Under-20s.
great to be able to give Mako a chance in the squad. He has come
through our age grade sides and made a real impact at Saracens,"
"Likewise Tom Youngs, who was with us on tour in
South Africa, and we know what James Haskell and Ugo Monye are capable
of if they get their opportunity."
Youngs, the elder brother of
scrum-half Ben Youngs, has only established his place in the Leicester
team this season after being converted from a hard-running centre.
25-year-old toured South Africa with England in the summer and he will
be Dylan Hartley's understudy for the autumn Tests, following Lee Mears'
Monye, who won his last England cap
against Scotland in 2010, has returned to form with a bang this season,
scoring four tries in five Premiership games for Harlequins.
(15): Anthony Allen (Leicester), Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt
(Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee
Dickson (Northampton), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Toby Flood (Leicester),
Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (London Irish), Ugo Monye
(Harlequins), Charlie Sharples (Gloucester), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester),
Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester)
(17): Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester), Phil Dowson
(Northampton), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), James Haskell (Wasps), Tom
Johnson (Exeter), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Joe Marler (Harlequins),
Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Tom Palmer (Wasps), Geoff Parling (Leicester),
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Thomas Waldrom
(Leicester), David Wilson (Bath), Tom Wood (Northampton), Tom Youngs