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Eddie Jones’ side look to cap off an upside-down 2022 in style with a win over the reigning world champions, having erased a 19-point deficit in sensational style with three last-gasp tries to salvage a thrilling 25-25 tie with New Zealand last weekend.

While England were firmly second best in just their third meeting with the All Blacks in eight years, that late show will no doubt have further boosted confidence after a shock defeat to Argentina to open the autumn was followed by seven confident tries. . defeat of Japan.

The Springboks head to South West London after hammering Italy to answer close defeats to Ireland and France but without Rassie Erasmus with the controversial director of rugby once again suspended for his latest social media antics criticizing referees that continue to cause a stir.

This is just England’s second clash with South Africa since losing the 2019 World Cup final in Yokohama, and the rematch was successfully achieved last November thanks to a decisive late penalty from Marcus Smith.

Date, start time and place

England vs South Africa will take place today, November 26, 2022 with the kick-off scheduled for 5:30pm GMT.

Twickenham Stadium will host the match.

Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell continue their 10-12 partnership at Twickenham

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How to watch England vs South Africa

TV channel and live broadcast: Saturday’s match will be available to watch live on Amazon Prime Video, the streaming service available on multiple platforms including smart TVs, phones, tablets and laptops.

An Amazon Prime subscription currently costs £8.99 per month in the UK.

Live coverage: You can also follow all the action on Standard Sport’s match blog, with expert analysis from Twickenham rugby correspondent Nick Purewal.

Team News England vs South Africa

Jones has made four changes to the England squad that started against the All Blacks, with Mako Vunipola and Jamie George replacing vice-captain Ellis Genge and Luke Cowan-Dickie on the front row.

Northampton’s versatile lock Alex Coles receives a retirement as a blindside flanker to add additional lineout prowess, with Sam Simmonds also dropping to the bench and Jack Willis cut out entirely.

At the back, Tommy Freeman gets the nod over Jack Nowell for his first appearance since the summer tour of Australia, with Manu Tuilagi winning a 50th Test cap, some 11 years after his first, while Shaft Marcus Smith-Owen Farrell remains intact. and Jack van Poortvliet stays despite his poor performance against New Zealand.

England resist the temptation to bring in double try hero Will Stuart, influential center Henry Slade or Ben Youngs early on.

Reminder: Alex Coles lines up as blind-side flanker for England against the Springboks

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South Africa is hampered by this match falling outside the international trial window, with the likes of Cheslin Kolbe, Vincent Koch, Trevor Nyakane, Jasper Wiese, Cobus Reinach and Andre Esterhuizen unavailable and having returned to their clubs. Meanwhile, former world player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit is suspended.

There are four changes in all to the XV that began Italy’s 63-21 thrashing in Genoa as the Boks pulled away with a typically physical second-half display, with Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel, Makazole Mapimpi and Evan Roos all in the draft.

Damian de Allende has been moved to inside center and Kurt-Lee Arendse swaps flanks, with winger Canan Moodie back on the bench after injury and joining South Africa’s ‘A’ players Thomas du Toit, Marco van Staden and Jaden Hendrikse among the replacements for Jacques Nienaber. .

Lineups England vs South Africa

England XV: Butler; Freeman, Tuilagi, Farrell (c), May; Smith, Van Poortvliet; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Coles, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Ribbans, Simmonds, Youngs, Slade, Nowell.

South Africa XV: Le Roux; Arendse, Kriel, De Allende, Mapimpi; Willemse, DeKlerk; Nche, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Orie, Kolisi (c), Mostert, Roos.

Replacements: Marx, Kitshoff, Du Toit, Van Staden, Smith, Hendrikse, Libbok, Moodie.

England vs South Africa betting tip and prediction

England were well below par for much of the game against New Zealand before that crazy finish, with their pack particularly struggling and firmly in second place from set pieces.

Improving on that has been the main focus of what promises to be a furious, bloody, thundering matchup with the Boks, who pride themselves on their brute strength and overwhelming physique.

Late show: England scored three tries in a matter of minutes to claim a thrilling draw with New Zealand

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If they can rise to that challenge, then England should be able to compete with the world champions, who are far from infallible, as those defeats in Dublin and Paris show.

But if found wanting in that department, South Africa will make the most of it, with threats all over the park despite a somewhat depleted selection.

England to shadow a close encounter.

England vs South Africa odds

England win: 4/6

South Africa win: 10/13

Draw: 1/19

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).


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