8 May 2014

Tom Youngs to miss tour of New Zealand

10:38 am on 8 May 2014

The England rugby hooker Tom Youngs will not take part in next month's tour of New Zealand because he is staying at home to care for his ill wife.

Youngs lost his starting place in the England team to Dylan Hartley during this year's Six Nations but played in every game off the bench.

Prop Alex Corbisiero, flanker Tom Croft and wingers Jack Nowell and Christian Wade will not be considered for selection as they continue their recovery from injuries.

England play three tests against the All Blacks starting on June 7th.