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'It's a rugby league tackle that we are trying to get out of rugby union' ... Mallett. 'Disgraceful call' ... @BreytonPaulse— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) November 3, 2018
'It's a rugby league tackle that we are trying to get out of rugby union' ... Mallett. 'Disgraceful call' ... @BreytonPaulse
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Next weekend the Springboks visit Paris to play France, while England welcome the All Blacks to Twickenham.
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Angus Gardner at the moment doesnt deserve to be on the test panel. His performance in Brisbane was also bad but this is a joke. #ENGvSA— Brenden Nel (@BrendenNel) November 3, 2018
Angus Gardner at the moment doesnt deserve to be on the test panel. His performance in Brisbane was also bad but this is a joke. #ENGvSA
As messes go, that was spectacular #ENGvRSA #rugbysuicide— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) November 3, 2018
As messes go, that was spectacular #ENGvRSA #rugbysuicide
That a shocker by Angus Gardner. Absolute shocker.— Runningflyhalf (@Runningflyhalf) November 3, 2018
That a shocker by Angus Gardner. Absolute shocker.
80'- TMO CALL
After 15 phases of attack, England win a turnover but the referee has gone upstairs for a potential dangerous tackle...
77'- Was that South Africa's last chance?
By the way, England have cleared their bench now... while Elton Jantjies is also on for the Boks...
75'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
72'- Farrell kicks the PENALTY to put England back in front.
England 12-11 SA
70'- KICKS IN PLAY
68'- PENALTIES CONCEDED
67'- Pollard kicks the PENALTY to put the Boks back in front.
England 9-11 SA
The five stages of Bok watching, also known as the Krige-Vos Model: enthusiasm, hope, reality, missed line outs, agony, despair, frustration, we're building for 2019, acceptance, suicide, we're still the only team that can beat New Zealand, hope.— David Moseley (@david_moseley) November 3, 2018
The five stages of Bok watching, also known as the Krige-Vos Model: enthusiasm, hope, reality, missed line outs, agony, despair, frustration, we're building for 2019, acceptance, suicide, we're still the only team that can beat New Zealand, hope.
63'- Several phases of England attack but the Springbok defence holds out.
61'- A let-off for the Boks as Farrell misses with his penalty attempt!
59'- Bok sub: Inside centre Esterhuizen replaces Nkosi.
Kriel will move to wing, with De Allende moving to outside centre.
58'- Yet another Springbok knock-on brings relief for England... this is just shocking skills from the Boks!
Can someone please check if Rassie is still alive? How can he watch this horror show and not feel the need to change anything?— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) November 3, 2018
Can someone please check if Rassie is still alive? How can he watch this horror show and not feel the need to change anything?
50' ENG 9 - 8 RSAPEN | @elliotdaly with a huge kick just ahead of the halfway line to give England the lead for the first time. #ENGvRSA live blog: https://t.co/OHSwhU7sRc pic.twitter.com/0qhUDZBVlP— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) November 3, 2018
50' ENG 9 - 8 RSAPEN | @elliotdaly with a huge kick just ahead of the halfway line to give England the lead for the first time. #ENGvRSA live blog: https://t.co/OHSwhU7sRc pic.twitter.com/0qhUDZBVlP
This game reminds me a lot of the Japan disaster. Same kind of physical dominance combined with brain-numbing stupidity.— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) November 3, 2018
This game reminds me a lot of the Japan disaster. Same kind of physical dominance combined with brain-numbing stupidity.
50'- PENALTY slotted by Daly.
England 9-8 SA
Errors, errors, errors! Scuppering so much of what is good about Boks today.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) November 3, 2018
Errors, errors, errors! Scuppering so much of what is good about Boks today.
49'- HANDLING ERRORS
FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 12-11 SOUTH AFRICA. England edge past South Africa by one point and win the game at home. South Africa scored the only try of the game but they made a lot of mistakes which England capitalised on. England win by one point.
One last play in the game, South Africa have to score to win here and England will look to close the game out.
England manage to win back the ball and South Africa lose the ball at a crucial time. England clear the ball.
South Africa are on the attack, inside the final two minutes, they are searching for a try or a penalty here. They are through 15 phases.
Close! Pollard kicks and the ball hits the right upright and goes out. The score remains on 12-11.
South Africa win a penalty and Pollard will look to kick this.
PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 12-11: Farrell makes no mistake with the important kick and England take the lead by one point with just over five minutes remaining.
England win the penalty from the scrum and they will look to kick this to take the lead.
Good build up from England but they lose the ball in the end and South Africa manage to keep them out. The score remains on 9-11.
England have the ball and they are building some pressure with a few phases. They are attacking and the Springboks are holding them up.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 9-11: Pollard slots in the penalty goal and they take back the lead with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game.
England are building again through a few phases and South Africa are under pressure. The hosts are enjoying a good spell of possession.
Farrell's kick for the penalty is just short and the score remains on 9-8. A bit of luck for South Africa.
Another mistake from Springboks and England win a penalty.
A knock on from Nkosi as he goes for the high ball and this will be a scrum to England.
Just one point between the two sides as we go towards the final quarter of the game and England are controlling the possession.
Pollard kicks the ball into touch, May tries to keep it alive but fails. England win the ball from the lineout and they kick the ball deep.
PENALTY, ENGLAND, DALY! 9-8: South Africa have dominated the possession but England have taken the lead. Daly makes no mistake with the penalty and the crowd cheers on.
England has the feed at the scrum and they win a penalty against De Allende. England will look to kick this to take the lead.
Another knock on from South Africa after gaining a lot of territory. The visitors are making mistakes.
A penalty to the Springboks and Pollard will kick this into touch for a lineout.
South Africa are making a few mistakes and are not taking advantage of their strength. England have not been able to score any points in the second half so far.
Marx has a lineout and South Africa will look to attack. It is an overthrow and England manage to win the ball and attack. South Africa under pressure after being in a strong position.
Etzebeth is injured and he is going off. Snyman takes his place, Etzebeth limps off.
HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 6-8 SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa have done well to take a two point lead after the first half but they would have wanted a bigger lead. They have made a few mistakes and England will be happy with the scoreline but will want to play better in the second half.
The second half begins as England kick us off.
Just a couple of minutes remaining in the first half and England are held up, South Africa win the ball back.
PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 6-8: Farrell makes no mistake with the penalty and the deficit is brought down to 2 points.
Dyantyi does well to make an interception but he fails to control the ball and knocks it on. The Springboks lead by 5 points.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, NKOSI! 3-8: South Africa are working the ball through a few phases and they keep passing the ball on the right flank and Nkosi does well to take it over the line. Brilliant play from the Springboks. The conversion is missed.
We are going into the final 10 minutes of the first half and they have made a few mistakes. But on the positive side, they have controlled the game well.
South Africa win a penalty from the scrum and the visitors deliver a strong scrum. Pollard will kick this to the corner.
Itoje comes back from the sin bin and England have managed this time well. The score is 3-3.
May takes the ball into touch and South Africa will have another lineout deep in the England half. This could be an interesting play in the game.
A huge tackle by Nkosi on May and the Springboks will have a scrum just outside the try line.
PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 3-3: Farrell takes his time but makes no mistake with the penalty kick and the scores are tied. Just a few minutes left on the Itoje yellow card.
England lose the ball after the lineout but win it back and they look to run with it. A penalty to England and they will look to kick this.
A big let off for England as South Africa overthrow their lineout and England manage to turn the ball over. Poor execution in the end.
Another penalty advantage to the Springboks, they are being held up on the try line. The visitors are searching for a try. The referee gives the penalty against Hartley.
The cross kick from Pollard and Nkosi does really well on the right flank to take the ball. Good tackles from England to stop the try.
YELLOW! Itoje is sent off to the sin bin for a dangerous tackle. Pollard kicks the ball to the corner for another lineout
England concede another penalty and Kolisi has a word with the referee. Pollard kicks the ball to the corner for another lineout.
Another lineout throw for the Springboks and they go for the maul after the throw.
A couple of high kicks from both sides and Dyantyi does well to hold on to the ball and South Africa keep possession.
First scrum for the Springboks, a reset and the referee has a few words with the players.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 0-3: First points for South Africa as Pollard makes no mistake with the penalty. The visitors lead by 3 points.
Hartley collapses the maul and South Africa win a penalty. Pollard will kick this.
First lineout of the game and South Africa win a penalty from it. They kick the ball to the corner for a deeper lineout.
It has been all England after the second scrum as they look to build through a few phases.
First scrum of the game and England will have the feed. A quick take from the hosts and then they kick the ball high.
Kick-off! The first half begins after the national anthems.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Test match between England and South Africa from Twickenham.
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ben Te?o, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (cc), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Brad Shields, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dylan Hartley (cc), 1 Alec Hepburn
South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Angus Gardner is the referee today with Jerome Garces and Ben Whitehouse assisting him. Olly Hodges is the TMO.
It will be the fourth time that these teams have gone head-to-head this year after the Springboks defeated the Red Rose 2-1 in June.
Duane Vermeulen, Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux and Steven Kitshoff were key to the hosts? success, but two of those are not available for this weekend?s encounter, with the game taking place outside of the international window.
Vermeulen and Kitshoff remain, however, while they have been boosted by the return of Eben Etzebeth and Malcolm Marx, who were both excellent during the Rugby Championship campaign.
England are missing a few key players. Loosehead has been area of strength for Eddie Jones but, following the retirement of Joe Marler and injuries to Mako Vunipola, Ellis Genge, Beno Obano and Matt Mullan, Alec Hepburn comes in.
Hepburn is a fine player and has been in excellent form for Exeter Chiefs, but international level is an altogether different proposition and he faces a tough battle against Frans Malherbe and Wilco Louw.
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