ENG
No.Name
9Ben Youngs, SH
2Dylan Hartley, H
8Mark Wilson, P
5George Kruis, L
6Brad Shields, FL
3Kyle Sinckler, P
1Alec Hepburn, P
4Maro Itoje, L
7Tom Curry, FL
15Elliot Daly, FB
14Jack Nowell, W
13Henry Slade, C
12Ben Te'o, C
11Jonny May, W
10Owen Farrell, FH
3
Replacements
16Jamie George, FH
17Ben Moon, FH
18Harry Williams, FL
19Charlie Ewels, FH
20Zach Mercer, C
21Danny Care, FL
22George Ford, L
23Chris Ashton, C

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham Stadium
3:00 PM, November 3, 2018
Attendance: 80,369

Match Commentary

82'Analysis from South Africa correspondent John Goliath:

"England absorbed the pressure in the first half, before putting the Springboks under pressure with ball in the hand in the second stanza. While the home team didn?t score a try, they managed to find some space in the wide channels. They won the game after a scrum penalty was converted into three points, following such an attacking move into South Africa's 22. The Boks, though, must be kicking themselves in the change room. They dominated England for most of the match, but just couldn?t get over the tryline. A malfunctioning lineout cost them dearly."
82'England head coach Eddie Jones speaking post-match: "We just stuck at it, did the simple things well, we knew we had to turn them around and make them back-pedal and we did that. When you're in an arm-wrestle, that's what it's like."
81'+312-11 End of second half
77'Player substituted - Brad Shields , England
77'Substitute on - Charlie Ewels , England
75'Substitute on - Elton Jantjies , South Africa
75'Player substituted - Damian Willemse , South Africa
75'Player substituted - Ivan van Zyl , South Africa
75'Substitute on - Embrose Papier , South Africa
74'Player substituted - Malcolm Marx , South Africa
74'Substitute on - Mbongeni Mbonambi , South Africa
73'Player substituted - Ben Te'o , England
73'Substitute on - George Ford , England
73'12-11 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
68'9-11 Penalty goal - Handre Pollard , South Africa
65'Substitute on - Lodewyk De Jager , South Africa
65'Player substituted - Siya Kolisi , South Africa
65'Player substituted - Frans Malherbe , South Africa
65'Substitute on - Wilco Louw , South Africa
65'Player substituted - Steven Kitshoff , South Africa
65'Substitute on - Thomas du Toit , South Africa
65'Substitute on - Chris Ashton , England
65'Player substituted - Jack Nowell , England
65'Substitute on - Danny Care , England
65'Player substituted - Ben Youngs , England
65'Substitute on - Harry Williams , England
65'Player substituted - Kyle Sinckler , England
60'Substitute on - Andre Esterhuizen , South Africa
60'Player substituted - S'busiso Nkosi , South Africa
57'Player substituted - Dylan Hartley , England
57'Substitute on - Jamie George , England
51'9-8 Penalty goal - Elliot Daly , England
42'Substitute on - RG Snyman , South Africa
42'Player substituted - Eben Etzebeth , South Africa
42'Player substituted - Tom Curry , England
42'Substitute on - Zach Mercer , England
41'And analysis also from South Africa correspondent John Goliath:

"The Springboks will be disappointed with the 8-6 scoreline at the break after dominating possession and spending most of the first half in England's half.

"The Boks dominated the home team at scrum time and made metres with their maul, but too many unforced errors on attack deep in England?s half have cost them dearly. The Boks squandered three try-scoring opportunities, which included two botched lineouts 5m from the England tryline.

"South Africa scored one try with a great build up and a good finish from S'bu Nkosi, but will need to be a lot more clinical in the second half if they want to start their November tour with a win."
41'Half-time analysis from Tom Hamilton, at Twickenham:

"Its a minor miracle South Africa are only two points up on England. They have dominated possession and territory and took their try well. But had they not squandered attacking position through poor handling and a dodgy lineout, they?d likely be further ahead. England are handing the ball back to South Africa and trying to contest the high ball, but to little avail."
41'Substitute on - Ben Moon , England
41'Player substituted - Alec Hepburn , England
41'+16-8 End of first half
40'6-8 Start of second half
37'6-8 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
33'3-8 Try - S'busiso Nkosi , South Africa
21'3-3 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
16'Yellow card - Maro Itoje , England
7'0-3 Penalty goal - Handre Pollard , South Africa
1'The Springboks won the three-Test series between the teams in June, in South Africa, and then showed improved form in the second half of the Rugby Championship, defeating New Zealand and Africa before letting the All Blacks off the hook in Pretoria having had them on toast.

Rassie Erasmus has named his strongest available squad while Eddie Jones has seen one player after another ruled out by injury -- Manu Tuilagi the latest with a groin strain on the eve of the Test.

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1'0-0 Start of first half