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Scrumhalf Danny Care ruled out of New Zealand-England 1st test

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - England scrumhalf Danny Care has been ruled out of Saturday's first test against New Zealand, stripping his 47 tests from a touring team already missing many experienced players.

Care failed a fitness test Friday on an injured shoulder and was withdrawn from the England side for the first match of a three test series.

His place will be taken by Ben Youngs, who will make his 36th test appearance, while Lee Dickson will join the England bench.

England is already without several frontline players who took part in last weekend's final of the English club premiership.

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