Waldrom surprised by England call-up

Leicester's Thomas Waldrom admits he was surprised when his coach told him he had been asked to fly out to New Zealand to strengthen England's World Cup squad.

The 28-year-old was officially called into the England squad in place of prop Andrew Sheridan, and admits he has been sampling the Kiwi cuisine, whilst getting over jet-lag and waiting to speak to coach Martin Johnson.

New Zealand-born Waldrom qualifies for Johnson's team because of an English grandmother, but he played for New Zealand Under-21 and New Zealand Maori.

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