England coach Brian Ashton has sprung a surprise by naming Lesley Vainikolo in his squad for the RBS Six Nations tournament.

The Tongan-born winger, who represented New Zealand during his rugby league career, has made just nine appearances since switching codes.

However, 'The Volcano' made an immediate impact by scoring five tries on his Gloucester debut against Leeds at Headingley.

Currently the leading try-scorer in the Guinness Premiership, Vainikolo qualifies to play for England on residency grounds.