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England v South Africa - Photos & Fan's View

By England Fan
November 13 2016

England got off to a great start against South Africa in this year's Old Mutual Wealth Autumn Internationals.   After a bit of a sloppy start and once again some stupid penalties throughout the match however, they kept to their plan and played some really good rugby and as a fan, that is all I ask of them.

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England had not beaten South Africa since 2006, so the win was very sweet.  England went behind early in the first half but came back at the 'Boks' with some excellent handling skills in the drizzly rain and went in at half time with a comfortable lead 20-9.

Tries from Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell sealed the win



England's Jonny May, bottom right, celebrates with Marland Yarde after scoring a try

England's Courtney Lawes, center, reacts after scoring a try


And tries for Ford and Farrell, set up by Ben Young's sweet dummies on Pieter-Steph du Toit twice, he won't want to be watching them back again.  England were in command of the whole game and whereas previously I would have worried that South Africa would come back at them to win.  It never happened and frankly South Africa looked rather 'Old school' rugby. 

England shone brightly some excellent performances around the park.  Robshaw was immense, Larchbury also and Ben Youngs was my man of the I have seen him play ever.




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