Cape Town - England coach Eddie Jones acknowledges that his side was second best against the Springboks in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama.
The Boks were superior in all departments as they carved out a 32-12 win to secure their third World Cup crowd.
Jones and England went into the match as favourites, but after the final whistle he provided some insight into where he thought it all went wrong for his team.
"We just couldn't get on the front foot. We were dominated in the scrum particularly in the first 50 minutes," said Jones.
"They were too good for us at the breakdown today.
"That's the great thing about rugby, one day you're the best team in the world and the next a team knocks you off."
England had beaten Australia in the quarter-finals and New Zealand ion the semi-finals.