England were beaten 2-0 in their three-Test series in South Africa after battling defeats in Durban and Johannesburg and a creditable draw in Port Elizabeth.
Here, Andy Hampson assesses three players to have enhanced their reputations during the tour and three who have been disappointing.
The Northampton full-back proved his versatility by playing two Tests on the wing and only one in his preferred position. He expertly touched down for a try in Durban and his energy, kicking and excellence under the high ball brought much to both positions. In the third Test he was hungry for the ball and constantly came off the wing looking for it, making some damaging runs.
England's undisputed first-choice tighthead had a strong tour. The Leicester prop got through a considerable amount of work in each Test and was an excellent role model for newcomer Joe Marler. He did concede some needless penalties at times but when he is on the pitch England's front row is never likely to be lightweight.
The captain was forced to miss England's best performance, the final Test, through injury but his drive and determination - as well as his generally excellent play - in the first two matches underlined his growing reputation as an inspirational leader.
The back rower struggled to make an impact in the first two Tests and was dropped for the third. Head coach Stuart Lancaster has not sounded the end of his international career but he may continue to look at other options. Thomas Waldrom showed promise at number eight and deserves another chance.
The South African-born lock was unable to impose himself in the first two Tests and was on the bench for the third. With Tom Palmer making a strong case for a starting place, he may have to work his way back in.
The Leicester lock has proved himself as a superb organiser at the lineout but his performances otherwise lacked dynamism. He will hope to start next season in better form.