London - England lock Geoff Parling has been ruled out of Saturday's opening
November international against Australia at Twickenham with concussion,
team management announced on Tuesday.
Parling was concussed during a training session at England's training
base in Bagshot, south-west of London, earlier Tuesday and will now
follow the standard procedure for players who've suffered head injuries.
"Geoff Parling sustained a mild concussion during a contact session this
afternoon and will undergo the recommended graduated return to play
protocol," said England coach Stuart Lancaster in a Rugby Football Union
"As such, he will be unavailable for Saturday's game but will stay in camp with a view to returning to training next week."