18 Jun 2012

Youngs ruled out of South Africa tour

1:06 pm on 18 June 2012

The England halfback Ben Youngs, who scored two tries in the second rugby test loss to South Africa, has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a shoulder injury.

The Rugby Football Union says Youngs would be replaced by Harlequins' number nine Karl Dickson.

South Africa clinched the three-test series when they defeated England 36-27 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg after a stirring second-half comeback by the visitors.

The final test is in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.