England pack loses Stevens
29 May 2012
England have suffered yet another blow to their forward ranks with news that Matt Stevens will miss the tour to South Africa because of a shoulder injury.
The South African-born Stevens injured his shoulder in England’s recent win against the Barbarians. He has been replaced in the squad by Gloucester prop Rupert Harden.
Stevens is the fourth England forward to be ruled out of the three-Test tour to South Africa next month. Tom Croft, Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes are all unavailable because of injuries.