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Nick Easter called up by England after Billy Vunipola ruled out of World Cup

England have called up Nick Easter to their World Cup squad after Billy Vunipola was ruled out of the tournament by a knee injury.

Easter suffered a ligament strain in Saturday's 28-25 defeat by Wales at Twickenham and a scan has revealed he will be sidelined for six weeks.

"It's so unfortunate for Billy but the scan shows an injury which means he can't take any further part in the World Cup," head coach Stuart Lancaster said.

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