Prev Game: European Rugby Challenge Cup Fri 23rd May

prev game - Bath
team 1 score team 2
Bath 16 - 30 Northampton

Next Game: Aviva Premiership Sat 6th Sep

next game - Bath
team 1 score team 2
Sale 14:00 Bath

Bath's Nathan Catt added to England's New Zealand tour party

Last Updated: 27/05/14 5:50pm

  • Share:
Nathan Catt: Jetting out with England to New Zealand

Nathan Catt: Jetting out with England to New Zealand

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Uncapped Bath prop Nathan Catt has been called into England's squad for the tour of New Zealand next month.

Catt has been added to Stuart Lancaster's travelling party amid injury concerns over Mako Vunipola and Joe Marler.

Vunipola has a knee problem and is being assessed ahead of Saracens' appearance in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Northampton while Marler is struggling with a slight hip strain.

The 26-year-old was due to play for an England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday but his place in that squad has been taken by Leicester prop Fraser Balmain.

Lancaster said: "In light of Mako Vunipola's ongoing treatment for a knee injury ahead of the Aviva Premiership final and Joe Marler suffering a slight hip strain we have decided to take Nathan out with us now to ensure that he is up to speed with our systems and structures in the lead up to next week."

Catt was a regular member of England sides at junior level and has impressed for the Saxons as well, but this will be his first taste of senior international rugby.

  • Share:


England tour of New Zealand 2014

Stuart Lancaster: Left dejected by a poor first-half display from England

Lancaster laments costly half

Stuart Lancaster was left to lament a frustrating performance as England lost 36-13 in their final All Blacks Test.

Kyle Eastmond: Could be recalled to the Test team

England plan Test changes

England coach Stuart Lancaster is considering an overhaul of his back division for Saturday's Test against New Zealand.

Danny Cipriani; Earned praise for his display in England's win over the Crusaders

Cipriani delight at progress

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is delighted with his progress on the tour of New Zealand.

Most Popular


Rivalry renewed

Rivalry renewed

Tommy Bowe says Ulster are ready for the new season and driven by their rivalry with Leinster.

Rugby Championship R1

Rugby Championship R1

Bad weather dominated the opening fixtures of the Rugby Championship, but what will this weekend hold?

Try of the week

Try of the week

Watch five of the best tries from around the world of rugby union - and then vote for your favourite.