Toby Flood ruled out for England

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

Relevant offers


Worcester prop Nicholas Schonert suffers horrific facial cut in English club rugby Former All Blacks first-five Dan Carter up against world's best for BBC award Paris attacks: Dan Carter sought safety assurance Welsh rugby's drug problem 'totally off the scale' Former English rugby rose becomes Cranford Hospice chief executive SARU confident of turnaround for Southern Kings Allister Coetzee tipped to replace Heyneke Meyer as Springboks coach Ex-England coach Stuart Lancaster let me down by dropping me, says Luther Burrell Bidding war tops $1m for England World Cup reject Manu Tuilagi Former Sanzar chief Andy Marinos to return to the role in 2016

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.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content