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Corbisiero injury adds to Lancaster's problems
ESPN Staff
October 16, 2013
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Prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of at least two of the autumn internationals - Australia and Argentina - and probably all three, according to a report in the Times.

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Corbisiero is believed to have suffered a recurrence of a long-standing knee problem in Northampton's opening game of the Heineken Cup at the weekend. It is expected he will be sidelined for three to four weeks.

Corbisiero's absence is one of a number of issues facing Stuart Lancaster when he announces his England squad later today.

Midfield is the main area of concern with centres Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt both missing through injury.

Billy Twelvetrees is expected to be in the starting line-up jersey while Jonathan Joseph, Joel Tomkins and Henry Trinder are competing to partner him in midfield.

It is unlikely any decision will be made over the captaincy until the squad meets for a training camp next week, with the appointment being between Chris Robshaw and Tom Wood.

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