Cumbrian Jamie Blamire has been called into Steve Borthwick's England squad ahead of the Six Nations.

The Seaton hooker has been added to the group that is preparing for the championship which starts next month.

Newcastle Falcons star Blamire plus Ollie Lawrence were called up by Carlisle-born Borthwick after Elliot Daly and Jamie George were forced to withdraw, with a hamstring injury and concussion respectively.

Blamire, 25, was not included in Borthwick's initial squad but now gets the chance to impress the new men's national team head coach.

Both Daly and George suffered their injuries in Saracens’ 20-14 Champions Cup defeat to Edinburgh on Sunday.

England take on Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday, February 4.

Blamire is the third hooker to join the squad, along with Jack Walker and Tom Dunn.

He is now part of a five-day training camp ahead of next week's Calcuttsa Cup clash.

Blamire burst onto the England scene in 2021 and has made six appearances for the national side.

He scored a try on his debut against the USA before a hat-trick against Canada.

Blamire also went on to score in a victory over Australia.

His form for Newcastle in the Gallagher Premiership this season has now earned him another England opportunity.