England lose another back
11 Jun 2012
England fullback Mike Brown has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against the Springboks with a thumb injury.
Brown fractured his thumb in an attempt to stop Jean de Villiers from scoring a try on Saturday. He will take no further part in the series, which means England have lost two starting backline players in the space of two days.
Brad Barritt sustained an eye injury in the first Test and will miss the next game in Johannesburg. The South African-born player should be available for the final Test in Port Elizabeth.
Bath fullback Nick Abendanon will join the English touring party as a replacement for Brown.