25 Oct 2009

White and Easter join England injury list

1:47 pm on 25 October 2009

England's plans for next month's rugby Tests have suffered yet more disruption when forwards Julian White and Nick Easter joined an already extensive injury list.

Leicester veteran White became the latest frontrower to be ruled out of the Twickenham encounters against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand after tearing a hamstring in the 18-12 Premiership loss to leaders London Irish.

Meanwhile No.8 Easter was left on crutches with what appeared to be a hamstring problem after Harlequins' 26-22 win at Worcester.