thomas waldrom leicester tigersLEICESTER TIGERS No 8 Thomas Waldrom will fly out from England tonight (Monday) as precautionary cover for Nick Easter who continues to have treatment on his back.

Waldrom, part of the extended Rugby World Cup Preliminary Squad, will arrive in  New Zealand on Wednesday (September 21). He is not an official replacement for Andrew Sheridan.

England Team Manager Martin Johnson said: “Nick Easter is still suffering from a sore back so we will be bringing Thomas out as temporary cover. We’ve obviously spoken to Leicester and Thomas will be flying later today.”