England in SA

Public predicts Bok victory

2012-06-08 10:45
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Heyneke Meyer will get off to a winning start in the three-Test series against England, if Sport24's readers are to be believed.

GALLERY: Key match-ups Springboks v England

In a poll on the Sport24 website asking: How do you see England's three-Test tour of South Africa panning out?, some 68% of the almost 9 000 votes cast predicted a victory for the Springboks, while 29% cautioned not to underestimate the English as they'll shock the Boks. The remaining 3% couldn't separate the team's, opting for a draw.

Fixtures:

June 9: South Africa v England, Durban - 17:00
June 16: South Africa v England, Johannesburg - 17:00
June 23: South Africa v England, Port Elizabeth - 17:00

Teams:

South Africa:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Pat Lambie, 22 Wynand Olivier

England:


15 Mike Brown, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Ben Foden, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Joe Marler

Substitutes: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Paul Doran Jones, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Toby Flood, 22 Jonathan Joseph

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