27 Nov 2012

England first five ruled out of All Blacks test

6:10 am on 27 November 2012

England's first five Toby Flood has been ruled out of their final international of the year this weekend against the All Blacks.

Flood injured a toe in last weekend's 16-15 loss to South Africa at Twickenham and is likely to be replaced by Owen Farrell or the uncapped but in-form Gloucester player Freddie Burns.

Since England beat Fiji in their first November test they've lost to the Wallabies and the Springboks.