Bath Rugby wing Tom Biggs has been called up by England to their training squad ahead of Saturday's fourth QBE International against New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium (2.30pm).
Bath resume Amlin Challenge Cup next month with back-to-back Pool 4 contests with Cammi Rugby Calvisano and Biggs joins clubmate David Wilson in the training squad with Gloucester Rugby pair Freddie Burns and Nick Wood also added to the party.
Biggs arrived at Bath Rugby in 2010, having arrived from Newcastle Falcons. His blistering pace and strength caught the eye of many in his first season, as he became one of the Club's highest try scorers in 2010/11. In 25 appearances for the Club, he scored 11 tries, including two against Biarritz in France and a hat-trick against London Wasps at Twickenham.
Before moving to Newcastle, Tom started his career at Leeds Carnegie, where he became the all-time top try scorer for the Yorkshire club.
The experienced winger has also gained international honours, representing England U21's in his debut season at Leeds. In 2008 he was involved in the England Sevens setup, before playing for England Saxons against the USA in the Churchill Cup.
Biggs replaces Ugo Monye, who remains at Harlequins for treatment on a calf injury, Burns comes in for Toby Flood (toe) and Nick Wood is temporary cover for Alex Cobisiero (knee) as Saxons props Matt Mullan and Nathan Catt are injured along with Joe Marler.
Thirty-four players reported to the team base of Pennyhill Park and England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "Tom is next in line from the Saxons and we are looking forward to getting a look at him. Freddie has been in for two of the last three weeks so we know what he can bring and Nick Wood will provide cover as we manage Alex's knee at the start of the week.
"Toby Flood's toe has been re-examined and there is no bone broken but we will need to see how it settles down over the next 24 hours."
As the dust settles on another fantastic ERC finals weekend listen to the post weekend reaction from Jonny Wilkinson, Delon Armitage, Vern Cotter, Sergio Parisse, Jamie Heaslip, Joe Schmidt and other key players.
Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) has been named ERC European Player of the Year 2013. The prestigious award crowns an outstanding season for the out-half who led the French club to a dramatic Heineken Cup final victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
With the build-up to the Dublin 2013 European club rugby finals intensifying by the day, the four elite clubs of ASM Clermont Auvergne, Toulon, Leinster Rugby and Stade Francais Paris, who are focused on their quest for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup silverware respectively, won't be the only clubs with Europe on their mind over the weekend of 17 and 18 May.
With eight leading clubs still in the race for coveted Dublin 2013 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup final berths, this weekend's European semi-finals will be watched keenly by Bath Rugby, Connacht Rugby and London Wasps among others as their hopes of qualification for the 2013/14 Heineken Cup hang in the balance.