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Corbisiero out of England match against Australia

October 28, 2013

LONDON (AP) — England prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of Saturday’s opening autumn international against Australia with a knee injury.

Corbisiero twisted his left knee while on club duty for Northampton just over two weeks ago and has failed to recover in time to face Australia at Twickenham.

But coach Stuart Lancaster says Corbisiero is expected to return against Argentina on Nov. 9.

Lancaster is confident hooker Dylan Hartley (ankle) and prop David Wilson (calf) will have recovered to be available for selection when the team is announced on Thursday.

Rob Webber and Henry Thomas were added to the squad as injury cover on Sunday.

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