Props Mako Vunipola and Ellis Genge have left England’s tour of South Africa with Exeter Chiefs’ Alec Hepburn called up as a replacement, officials said on Sunday.
Genge (Leicester Tigers) has flown back to England today following a knee injury he picked up earlier this week.
He will continue his treatment back at his club. Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) will join the squad on Sunday in Durban ahead of the third Test in Cape Town.
Mako Vunipola (Saracens) will travel back to London tomorrow for family reasons which were agreed ahead of the tour.