Springboks

Boks take note of Jonny May

2014-11-13 10:28
Jonny May (AP)
Cape Town - Ahead of their Test at Twickenham on Saturday, Springbok wing Bryan Habana says they have taken note of dangerous England wing Jonny May.

May, 24, made headlines last week when he scored a spectacular try against the All Blacks, beating Conrad Smith and Israel Dagg on his way to the tryline.

It was eight-Test capped May's first Test try but the manner in which he achieved it has caught the eye of the Springboks.

"It was a special try to behold, especially since there was so much focus on Julian Savea on the All Blacks' side," Habana told Netwerk24.

"Jonny May is relatively new to the international stage, but he has made the English jersey his own. We'll have to be wary of him."

The Springboks are the only major rugby union nation coach Stuart Lancaster has not beaten in his time in charge, with their best result a 14-14 draw in Port Elizabeth two years ago.

In fact, England have a pretty dismal recent record against the Springboks, with their last win coming back in 2006. Since then, the Boks have won 10 out of the 11 matches, with the draw in PE England's only positive result.

Kick-off for Saturday's clash is scheduled for 16:30 (SA time).

Teams:

England:

TBA

South Africa:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Bakkies Botha, 20 Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Cornal Hendricks

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