Late blow for Poms
22 Jun 2012
England loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of the third Test against the Springboks.
Corbisiero was named in the starting line-up after impressing off the bench at Ellis Park, but has been sidelined with a recurrence of a knee problem and replaced with Joe Marler. Paul Doran Jones comes on to the bench.
‘Alex trained well early in the week having played well at the weekend but the knee reacted over the last 24 hours,’ said England coach Stuart Lancaster. ‘It is a shame for Alex as he was desperate to take part but it’s the right thing to put in Joe and we are sure he can build on his performances in the first two Tests.
England – 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 11 Ben Foden, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Danny Care, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 James Haskell, 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Joe Marler.
Subs: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Paul Doran Jones, 18 Mouritz Botha, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Owen Farrell, 22 Brad Barritt.