England have confirmed that Jonny May has replaced Anthony Watson in their squad for the World Cup.
Watson has been ruled out of the tournament by a calf injury so May, who started Saturday’s defeat to Fiji, has filled the gap in the 33-man party to be submitted to World Rugby on Monday.
The only other name missing from the group originally named by Steve Borthwick on August 7 is Jack van Poortvliet whose ankle problem means he has been replaced by Alex Mitchell.
Jonny May and Alex Mitchell are included in the squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) August 27, 2023
Elliot Daly and Kyle Sinckler are also present as they continue their recovery from respective knee and pectoral injuries.
Meanwhile, Joe Marler has avoided a citing for his second-half tackle on Albert Tuisue that forced the Fiji back row to depart for an HIA that was passed.