17 Nov 2009

Simon Shaw's return bolster English pack

6:42 pm on 17 November 2009

The London Wasps lock Simon Shaw has rejoined England's squad for Sunday morning's test against the All Blacks,

The 36-year-old was outstanding for the Lions in South Africa but missed the Australia and Argentina games with a foot injury and his return's a big boost to a depleted pack.

But the All Black number eight Kieran Read says although England's been relying on a big forwards in recent games, their backs, including the rejuvenated first-five Jonny Wilkinson, can be dangerous, too.