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England scrum-half Care ruled out of World Cup

England scrum-half Danny Care was on Wednesday ruled out of the World Cup starting in New Zealand next...

The official IRB ball for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Picture: AFP

England scrum-half Danny Care was on Wednesday ruled out of the World Cup starting in New Zealand next month after injuring a toe.

England's governing body, the Rugby Football Union, said he would undergo surgery later this week after damaging the toe playing against Wales on Saturday.

England team manager Martin Johnson said: "We are all hugely disappointed for Danny who has worked extremely hard and has been an important part of the squad.

"We are fortunate to have depth at 9 with Ben Youngs back into full training, Joe Simpson & Richard Wigglesworth."

England are due to open their World Cup campaign against Argentina in Dunedin on Sept. 10.

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