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Allen called up by England

Leicester centre Anthony Allen has been called into the England squad ahead of Saturday's game against Samoa.

The 24-year-old has been drafted in as cover for Wasps' Dominic Waldouck, who sustained a blow to the face against Bath in Sunday's LV= Cup game.

Allen won two caps in 2006 when he faced New Zealand and Argentina but has not featured since.

Waldouck is being assessed by medical staff, while Wasps' Riki Flutey, who is suffering from a calf injury, is making good progress in his rehabilitation.

Flutey picked up the injury playing against Northampton on October 24.

England go into Saturday's Twickenham clash on a high after their memorable 35-18 victory over Australia this weekend.


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