England’s Autumn Nations collection hit its greatest velocity bump but as rugby union’s reigning world champions, South Africa produced a grasp class efficiency at Twickenham.
The hosts have been nicely crushed because the visiting Springboks capitalized on a collection of particular person errors and ill-discipline from Eddie Jones to dominate proceedings and safe a landmark 13-27 victory.
England tried a late comeback after South Africa have been lowered to 14 males because the match entered the ultimate ten minutes, however have been unable to take action because the guests’ defensive resolve was sturdy.
Sportsmail’s ADAM HATHAWAY and ALEX BYWATER fee the England and South Africa gamers after the match in London.
England’s Autumn Nations collection ended with a disappointing loss to South Africa
South Africa managed proceedings as England couldn’t acquire a foothold within the match
Freddie Stewart 4
Missed a few excessive balls which is a information flash in itself and never his recreation. Not as influential on the entrance foot.
Tommy Freeman 4
Not the return he was on the lookout for. First begin since two in Australia however dropped an aerial ball and was subbed at half-time.
Manu Tuilagi 5
No strategy to mark his fiftieth cap greater than 11 years after his first however not the influence he needed with ball in hand.
Manu Tuilagi made his fiftieth cap for England however struggled with the ball in hand on Saturday
Owen Farrell (Captain) 5
Fluffed a few pots on the end and scuffling with the ankle. Effectively executed to Slade when England have been down.
England captain Owen Farrell (proper) needed to remorse a collection of missed kicks
Jonny Might 5
Did not make an impression and could not get into the sport like he did on the finish of final week in opposition to New Zealand. Irritating.
Marcus Smith 5
Not a day to play on the again foot. Skinned for South Africa’s first attempt when he was uncovered and regarded harm when lifted.
Jack van Poortvliet 6
Nightmare final week however just a little extra spark this time in a troublesome scrap for England’s halfbacks however caught with it for 67 minutes.
Mako Vunipola 3
First begin in 18 months and hooked at half-time like the remainder of the entrance row with out making an influence.
Mako Vunipola (centre) made his first begin in 18 months however was caught at half-time
Jamie George 3
The primary begin because the summer season tour in Australia ended after 40 minutes as England have been overpowered early on by the Springbok entrance.
Kyle Sinckler 3
A beginning common however may take care of the Boks and comes underneath stress from Will Stuart after being subbed at half-time.
Maro Itoje 7
England’s finest participant and tried to tug relaxation with him. Laborious at all of it night time and took his private battle to Etzebeth, received turnovers, however wanted extra help.
Maro Itoje (centre) was England’s finest participant within the disappointing defeat at Twickenham
Jonny Hill 4
Not as outstanding as he has been not too long ago. Silly penalty given away in second half and struggled in match-up with Bok lock.
Alex Coles 4
Poor self-discipline as he leaked penalties, conceding three within the first half, earlier than being taken off early within the second half.
Tom Curry 4
Misplaced his battle with Siya Kolis however fought exhausting. Sinbinned within the second half as England’s frustration grew and never his finest day.
Tom Curry (centre) endured considered one of his worst performances in an England shirt on Saturday
Billy Vunipola 4
One other combined bag from Large Billy – straight into it from the off however light earlier than being changed on 56 minutes.
Reimbursements Luke Cowan-Dickie 4 (for George HT), Ellis Genge 5 (for M Vunipola HT), Will Stuart 5 (for Sinckler HT), Dave Ribbans 4 (for Cole 46), Sam Simmonds 5 (for B.Vunipola 56), Ben Youngs 6 (for Van Poortvliet 67), Henry Slade 5 (for Smith 61), Jack Nowell 5 (for Freeman HT)
Willie le Roux 8
Focused by England’s kicking recreation however too usually given time and area to catch so made it look really easy. Rock stable within the again and confirmed he may assault with involvement within the first Springbok attempt. A extremely good-looking operator.
South African full again Willie le Roux confirmed his high quality to take stress off England’s kicks
Kurt-Lee Arendse 8.5
The Bulls man is 26 however he regarded like a teen on the wing till he exploded into life to complete off a superb breakaway attempt in South Africa. His stride to beat Marcus Smith was excellent. Additionally made a superb try-saving sort out within the second half on Freddie Steward.
Jesse Kriel 6.5
Not a lot of an influence and never examined sufficient defensively by an England aspect that by no means acquired going. Acquired a simple experience.
Damian de Allende 7
He not often breaks free like a gazelle, however he virtually at all times beats the primary man. A brutally sturdy provider and underrated stepper.
Makazole Mapimpi 6.5
An excellent excessive ball take. He did all of the stealth work required of him however did not get a lot of an opportunity to shoot in open area. His crew was nonetheless too good for England regardless.
Damian Willemse 8.5
Picked glorious choices to take drop targets in both half and executed each brilliantly. He adopted his first half with a superb counterattack to assist Arendse rating.
Damian Willemse impressed with two drop targets as South Africa stormed to victory
Faf de Klerk 7.5
On kicking obligation and his first effort was wayward. However after that he managed issues properly and was distinctive with the boot. Hit a superb long-range penalty within the second half. Then suffered an ankle damage.
Scrum-half Faf de Klerk impressed through the match however was dominated out late on by means of damage
Ox Nche 7
Acquired the higher of struggling Kyle Sinckler at an early scrum. England have been poor in that space even with a brand new entrance row for the second half. Nche was changed by Steven Kitshoff.
Bongi Mbonambi 6.5
Warned by referee Angus Gardner after which penalized at a scrum. Not at his highly effective finest earlier than he left the sphere for Malcom Marx’s affect to return into its personal.
Francis Malherbe 8
Additionally penalized at a scrum which allowed England to kick a penalty however after that he got here out on prime and confirmed spectacular stamina. He noticed off Mako Vunipola and was additionally too sturdy for Ellis Genge. Needed to return to the sphere after his substitute Thomas du Toit was despatched off for a harmful sort out on Luke Cowan-Dickie.
South Africa ahead Frans Maherbe proved an excessive amount of for England’s defence
Eben Etzebeth 7.5
Athletic steal acquired his crew out of bother after Sinckler raced ahead and confirmed he is about extra than simply physicality. Was concerned in a trademark battle with Maro Itoje however grabbed an important attempt within the second half.
Marvin Orie 6
Not in Lood de Jager’s class however labored his socks off. Misplaced a restart which might have been disappointing for him. Was changed by Kwagga Smith quickly after.
Siya Kolisi (Captain) 6.5
Did not stamp good subject place for his crew when he was held up over the road within the first half. Made a powerful restoration earlier than reluctantly leaving the sphere late for a head damage evaluation. Docs deserve credit score for ensuring Kolisi was eliminated.
South Africa skipper Siya Kolisi helped information his aspect to a different well-known victory over England
Franco Mostert 8.5
Not a pure No7 and gave away a penalty for an off-the-ball sort out however he’s monstrously bodily and sums up his crew’s method. His spectacular efficiency was a key a part of South Africa’s dominance.
Evan Roos 5.5
A person to look at at Check degree for the following 12 months or extra and a participant of actual promise, however he did not fairly ship the products at Twickenham. Changed by Marco van Staden.
Compensations: Kwagga Smith 7 (for Orie 46), Steven Kitshoff 7.5 (for Nche 47), Malcom Marx 7.5 (for Mbonambi 47), Marco van Staden 6.5 (for Roos 53), Thomas du Toit 2 (for Malherbe 58), Manie Libbok 6 (for Le Roux 61) Frans Malherbe 8 (for Mapimpi 63), Jaden Hendrikse 6 (for De Klerk 73), Roos 5.5 (for Kolisi 73) Canan Moodie 5.5 (for Arendse 78)
Choose: Angus Gardner (Australia) Presence: 81,268 star man: Franco Mostert (South Africa)
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