Courtney Lawes adds to England’s injury woes for South Africa Test

• Northampton lock will have a scan after recurrence of knee injury
• George Kruis and Maro Itoje already ruled out of autumn Tests

England face being without a third second?row for their opening autumn international against South Africa at Twickenham on 12 November as they wait for Courtney Lawes to have a scan following the recurrence of a knee injury.

Lawes, who has won 49 cap, was in line to start against the Springboks 12 November with George Kruis and Maro Itoje ruled out of all four autumn Tests, but his director of rugby at Northampton, Jim Mallinder, said the lock may not have recovered in time.

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