South Africa

Point proven: Care produced a mature game

England prove to be work in progress – Tour review

THE DREADED series whitewash might have been avoided but the desired victory England so desperately wanted slipped agonisingly away following Owen Farrell’s late drop goal miss in Port Elizabeth. The…

Close attention: Ben Foden under pressure

South Africa 14 England 14: The verdict

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell ENGLAND WILL fly home reflecting on a 2-0 Series loss, but their journey will buoyed by the positives to come out…

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Battered England handed brutal lesson in Johannesburg

With bodies creaking, England will have flown down to Port Elizabeth disappointed with their showing at Ellis Park against a phenomenally powerful Springbok side. At altitude they were blown apart…

Shell shocked: England captain Chris Robshaw looks for answers

South Africa 36 England 27: The Verdict

ENGLAND WERE blown away by South Africa in a typically ferocious encounter at altitude in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. The Springboks tore into England from the off, with their huge ball…

Jonathan Joseph (left) and Manu Tuilagi will combine at centre for England

South Africa v England: 2nd Test preview

By Katie Field, Rugby World writer FOR ENGLAND this weekend’s match is all about bouncing back from last Saturday’s 22-17 defeat in Durban to level the three-Test series before it…

London Irish centre 'JJ' gets his first test start

Jonathan Joseph gets his first England test start

JONATHAN JOSEPH will start his first England international in Saturday’s second Test against South Africa at Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg. The London Irish centre comes in at No 13 in…

Disconsolate: The England boys have plenty to ponder before the 2nd Test

England can still win the war

SATURDAY WAS not a good 24 hours for Northern Hemisphere sides on tour, but before the evening kick-off in Durban there was still cause for England fans to be optimistic.…

Ben Foden dives in for England's consolation try

South Africa 22 England 17: The Verdict

ENGLAND HAD a strong first half, featuring outstanding defence, some good attacks and great security under the high ball, but South Africa took a grip on the game in the…