Springboks

England to beat Boks by 12 - bookies

2016-11-11 11:16
Eddie Jones (Getty)

Cape Town - England will comfortably get the better of the Springboks in Saturday’s Test at Twickenham, local bookmakers have predicted.

England are unbeaten in nine Tests under the coaching tutelage of Eddie Jones in 2016, winning the Six Nations as well as a one-off Test against Wales, and then completing a 3-0 series sweep against Australia 3-0 Down Under.

Their opponents on Saturday have endured a torrid time under new coach Allister Coetzee, winning just four of nine Tests, while also starting their year-end European tour with a stuttering 31-all draw in a friendly against the Barbarians.

The Boks lost to Ireland for the first time on home soil, lost away to Argentina for the first time ever and suffered a record 57-15 home defeat to the All Blacks - results that have cast doubts over Coetzee and his staff’s abilities at the highest level.

The Springboks though, have dominated their rivalry with England in recent years, with their last loss coming in 2006.

The Boks are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against their old foes, with a 14-14 draw in 2012 the closest the English have come to victory.

However, given the performances of both teams in 2016, it’s hard to bet against an England victory.

And that’s what local bookmakers, Sportingbet.co.za, believe. They have England as 12-point favourites for the Test at Twickenham (kick-off 16:30 SA time).

Overall, the Springboks boast a 23-12 win-loss record, including two draws.

Head-to-head: England v South Africa:

November 15, 2014, Twickenham: England 28-31 SA

November 24, 2012, Twickenham: England 15-16 SA

June 23, 2012, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium: SA 14-14 England

June 16, 2012, Ellis Park: SA 36-27 England

June 9, 2012, Kings Park: SA 22-17 England

November 27, 2010, Twickenham: England 11-21 SA

November 22, 2008, Twickenham: England 6-42 SA

October 20, 2007, Stade de France (RWC final): England 6-15 SA

September 14, 2007, Stade de France (RWC): England 0-36 SA

June 2, 2007, Loftus Versfeld: SA 55-22 England

May 26, 2007, Free State Stadium: SA 58-10 England

November 25, 2006, Twickenham: England 14-25 SA

November 18, 2006, Twickenham: England 23-21 SA

November 20, 2004, Twickenham: England 32-16 SA

October 18, 2003, Subiaco Oval (Perth, RWC): England 25-6 SA

November 23, 2002, Twickenham, England 53-3 SA

November 24, 2001, Twickenham, England 29-9 SA

December 2, 2000: Twickenham: England 25-17 SA

June 24, 2000, Free State Stadium: SA 22-27 England

June 17, 2000, Loftus Versfeld: SA 18-13 England

October 24, 1999, Stade de France (Paris, RWC): SA 44-21 England

December 5, 1998, Twickenham: England 13-7 SA

July 4, 1998, Newlands: SA 18-0 England

November 29, 1997, Twickenham: England 11-29 SA

November 18, 1995, Twickenham: England 14-24 SA

June 11, 1994, Newlands: SA 27-9 SA

June 4, 1994: Loftus Versfeld: SA 15-32 England

November 14, 1992: Twickenham: England 33-16 SA

June 19, 1984, Ellis Park: SA 35-9 England

June 2, 1984, Boet Erasmus: SA 33-15 England

June 3, 1972, Ellis Park: SA 9-18 England

December 20, 1969, Twickenham: England 11-8 SA

January 7, 1961, England 0-5 SA

January 5, 1952, Twickenham: England 3-8 SA

January 2, 1932, Twickenham: England 0-7 SA

January 4, 1913: Twickenham: England 3-9 SA

December 8, 1906: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre: England 3-3 SA

Teams:

England

15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10  George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te'o, 23 Jonathan Joseph

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Willem Alberts, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19, Franco Mostert, 20, Nizaam Carr, 21, Faf de Klerk, 22, Johan Goosen, 23 Lionel Mapoe

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