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Late change from England

20th June 2014 07:20

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England lock Geoff Parling close up

Ruled out: Geoff Parling

England have been forced into a late change ahead of the third Test against New Zealand, with Joe Launchbury replacing injured lock Geoff Parling.

Launchbury comes in to partner Courtney Lawes in what becomes the eighth change to the line-up that lost the second Test in Dunedin 28-27.

Parling has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury suffered in last week's Dunedin clash.

"Geoff is not 100 percent right so Joe will start, with Dave Attwood coming on to the bench," England head coach Stuart Lancaster said.

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