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.


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


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


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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