England have suffered a late blow ahead of their Test against the Springboks with Manu Tuilagi ruled out due to a groin injury.
Tuilagi was set to make his first Test appearance since 2016 from the bench but it was confirmed on Friday that he will join the lengthy injury list for England.
Chris Ashton has been named as Tuilagi’s replacement and the Sale Sharks wing could come on to the field for his first England appearance since 2014.
England – 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (co-c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Brad Shields, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dylan Hartley (co-c), 1 Alec Hepburn.
Subs: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Zach Mercer, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Chris Ashton.
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