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 by South Africa in the first half, missing multiple first tackles and unable to halt the momentum of the Boks behind the gain line when their runners came from deep. This was the South Africa from the start of the second half in Durban
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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 place of Manus Tuilagi, who switches inside for Brad Barritt in a side showing five changes – two positional – from the one that started the 1st Test.
Toby Flood replaces Owen…
Posted 370 days ago
SPRINGBOK COACH Heyneke Meyer made three changes to the match 22 for Saturday’s second Test against England in Johannesburg.
The only change to the starting 15 is at fullback, Pat Lambie replacing the injured Zane Kirchner. Lambie replaced Kirchner after half-time last week and will play in his 13th Test for South Africa.
On the bench, Werner Kruger comes in for the…
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TOM JOHNSON and Joe Marler will make their England debuts in the 1st Test of the Castle series in Durban on Saturday.
The Exeter Chiefs flanker and Harlequins prop will win their first caps at Mr Price Kings Park in a team showing four personnel and one positional change from the starting line-up against Ireland in the final RBS 6 Nations…
Posted 385 days ago
GLOUCESTER PROP Rupert Harden has been called into the England squad for the tour to South Africa.
Harden replaces Saracens’ Matt Stevens, who suffered a shoulder rotator cuff injury during Sunday’s Killik Cup victory against the Barbarians.
With EPS members Henry Thomas and David Wilson injured, 26-year-old Harden will join England training this afternoon ahead of flying tomorrow.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster…
Posted 386 days ago
THE WESTERN Force recruitment drive for the 2013 season is in full swing with the signing of Cheetahs fly-half Sias Ebersohn to the squad on a two year deal as the club’s foreign developing player.
Ebersohn is a natural talent in the playmaker role and has been part of the Cheetahs set-up for the past three seasons. His tactical kicking, communication…
Posted 391 days ago
THE CLASH against former coach John Mitchell’s Lions will see just two changes to the starting 15 with Nick Cummins returning from injury and Alfie Mafi back in the side after an electrifying performance against the Rebels last week.
Cummins returns on the wing after a week’s rest to recover from a quadriceps strain and will lead his side onto the…
Posted 586 days ago
The RFU has confirmed the dates of the 2012 QBE Internationals. England will play four Test matches at Twickenham in November-December, against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and World Champions New Zealand.
Reflecting on the fixture announcement, representatives from all five competing unions have expressed their excitement ahead of next year’s QBE Internationals.
Nick Easter, England and Harlequins Number 8, a QBE ambassador:…
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As South Africans come to terms with the weekend’s quarter-final loss to Australia, Francois Pienaar, captain of the team that famously won the tournament in 1995, offers a pragmatic view on a match that he feels the Springboks could certainly have won.
“The team, management and South African supporters will all feel that the Boks were unlucky, with the indifferent refereeing…