Toby Flood ruled out for England

Last updated 09:00 27/11/2012
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OUT INJURED: England first-five Toby Flood.

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England have had their injury fears confirmed with playmaker Toby Flood ruled out of this weekend's test with the All Blacks in London.

While scans cleared Flood of any major breakage to the big toe on his right foot in an injury collected in last weekend's loss to the Springboks, the gifted No 10 won't be fit to face New Zealand at Twickenahm on Sunday (3.30am NZ time).

Owen Farrell is set to take over against the All Blacks with the uncapped Freddie Burns sure to be named on the bench when England name their team on Friday.

"Toby won't be fit for the weekend so Freddie Burns has come in and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out he will play some part in the squad. Toby's injury isn't as bad as first feared but it will definitely keep him out of this weekend," England coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed.

Lancaster was more optimistic about loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero although his training will be restricted as he nurses a sore knee.

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