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England lock Kruis sidelined by calf strain

LONDON (AP) Lock George Kruis will miss England's last two rugby tests this month after straining a calf against New Zealand last weekend.

Kruis was hurt in the second half on Saturday as England lost 16-15 at Twickenham.

He's expected to be out for four to eight weeks, coach Eddie Jones said on Tuesday.

England play Japan this weekend and Australia next week.

Charlie Ewels replaced Kruis last Saturday, and was in competition with Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes and Elliott Stooke to start.


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Updated November 13, 2018