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England lose Corbisiero and Yarde

November 13th, 2013 by · No Comments · Features

Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of saturday’s game between England and New Zealand with a knee injury. Wasps prop Matt Mullan is expected to be named as his replacement.

Mako Vunipola is also on the injured list with both Marland Yarde and Christian Wade ruled out due to respective hip and hamstring problems. Chris Ashton will start on the wing. Mullan will win his second cap at 26 – his previous cap came against Italy in the 2010.

Stuart Lancaster, England head coach said “Alex took part in Tuesday morning’s forwards training session but suffered some discomfort to his knee. He did not train on Tuesday afternoon and will not be available for selection for the weekend.

“It’s disappointing for Alex having missed last year’s Six Nations because of an injury to his other knee. With Mako also unavailable, it’s a great opportunity for Joe Marler and Matt Mullan, who has been with us all week and is raring to go in the 23.”

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