England Star Flies Home From South Africa For ‘Family Reasons’

Heading home.

England will be without star loosehead prop Mako Vunipola for their third and final Test with South Africa in Cape Town next week.

Eddie Jones’ men are 2-0 down and have already lost the series ahead of next weekend’s game, but will be hoping to end the series with a win and overcome their horrendous run of form.

They have lost their lost five games in-a-row (six including the Barbarians fixture) and will be desperately seeking to turn things around. They’re also set to be without Mako’s brother Billy on Saturday, after he fractured his arm during the second Test.

Vunipola will return for family reasons, which were agreed before the tour. To make matters worse – loosehead Ellis Genge has also flown home following a knee injury he picked up earlier this week.

Exeter Chiefs from Alec Hepburn has been called in, with Joe Marler now likely to start next weekend.

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