England play the second match of the QBE autumn internationals against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday with both teams coming from a defeat in their opening matches. Don't miss our ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA match preview with betting tips, predictions, best odds, lineups, free bets and no deposit bonuses!
ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA FREE BETTING PREVIEW England suffered a narrow 24-21 defeat last weekend at the hands of world champions New Zealand - their fourth straight loss to the world champions after a summer tour whitewash. Stuart Lancaster's men was unable to match the All Blacks in endurance and the visitors emerged from the break, as they inevitably do, securing a fifth consecutive victory over the Red Roses.
Semesa Rokoduguni will be out on Saturday with a hip injury, after picking up the injury in their match against New Zealand last week. 20-year-old Bath team-mate Anthony Watson will make his first England start, lining up opposite last weekend’s try-scorer Jonny May. Mike Brown completes the back three. James Haskell and Tom Wood are additions to the team this week, along with Marland Yarde as Rokoduguni's replacement.
The Springboks looked to be potential World Cup winners after ending the 22-match unbeaten run of the All Blacks but they were well beaten 29-15 by a resurgent Ireland last week. They have been a bit patchy lately, with a W2 L3 record over their last five.
Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his side. World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger are recalled to the wing and openside flanker respectively, Pat Lambie finally cracks the nod to start at flyhalf and will team up with scrumhalf Cobus Reinach in the half back pairing while in the front row, Adriaan Strauss takes over from the volatile Bismarck du Plessis.
The last time these too drew was back in 2012 in Port Elizabeth, the final score was 14-14. Apart from a draw in 2012, South Africa have dominated the last 10 times these two teams have met.
ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA PREVIOUS RESULTS
- 2012: South Africa won 16-15, London
- 2012: South Africa and England drew 14-all, Port Elizabeth
- 2012: South Africa won 36-27, Johannesburg
- 2012: South Africa won 22-17, Durban
- 2010: South Africa won 21-11, London
- 2008: South Africa won 42-6, London
- 2007: South Africa won 15-6, Paris (World Cup Final)
- 2007: South Africa won 36-0, Paris (World Cup pool match)
- 2007: South Africa won 55-22, Pretoria
- 2007: South Africa won 58-10, Bloemfontein
ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA LINEUPS England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Brad Barritt, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell , 9 Danny Care; 1 Joe Marler, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 David Wilson, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Courtney Lawes, 6 Tom Wood, 7 Chris Robshaw (capt), 8 Billy Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Rob Webber, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Kieran Brookes, 19 George Kruis, 20 Ben Morgan, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 George Ford, 23 Marland Yarde
SOUTH AFRICA: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (capt), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach; 1 Tendai Mtawarira, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Victor Matfield, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Schalk Burger, 8 Duane Vermeulen
Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Bakkies Botha, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Cornal Hendricks
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