25 Oct 2010

Former Hurricane may miss England clash with All Blacks

11:40 am on 25 October 2010

Wasps centre Riki Flutey could miss England's rugby clash with the All Blacks after suffering a calf injury in their 37-10 loss to Northampton.

Flutey had to be helped from the field in the 31st minute and is in doubt for the Twickenham showdown against New Zealand on November the 6th.

The 30-year-old was a near-certainty to be selected at inside centre by coach Martin Johnson, but Wasps director of rugby Tony Hanks confirmed his participation is in doubt.

England will also asses the fitness of lock Simon Shaw, who withdrew from the Adams Park clash because of an injury sustained in training.

Meanwhile, Joe Simpson, who is competing with Ben Youngs for England's halfback jersey, picked up a shoulder injury.