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England v Boks Rugby | Autumn International | 26 Nov 2022

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England v Boks Rugby will face reigning world champions South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26th November. This will be the fourth and final autumn international to be played by England in 2022.

England clinched a dramatic 27-26 victory over the Springboks in their most recent encounter, which took place during the 2021 autumn internationals.

Overall, England and South Africa have played each other on 44 occasions since their first meeting in 1906. The Springboks have won 26 matches, whilst England have won 16 matches. There have also been two drawn matches between the two sides.

England v Boks Rugby

Date: 

Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

Kick-off: 5:30pm

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

TV Coverage: Live on Amazon Prime (UK and ROI)

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber has accused the rugby world of lacking respect for his team in the wake of director of rugby Rassie Erasmus’ ban for social media posts about referees.

“If all the facts are out there, I think people would form a different opinion,” said Nienaber of Erasmus’ two-week suspension by World Rugby.

“It is quite sad if you think about it.”

Erasmus’ suspension includes Saturday’s match against England.

Nienaber, who stepped into the head coach role in 2019, said he believed that the misconceptions around his world champion team extended to their playing style.

The Springboks have made six changes to the side that beat Italy 61-23 last weekend, with a host of players, such as wing Cheslin Kolbe and number eight Jasper Wiese, obliged to return to their clubs as the match takes place outside the Test window.

Second row Eben Etzebeth comes back into the starting line-up with promising number eight Evan Roos winning his third cap. Head coach Eddie Jones will announce his squad for the match on Thursday.

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

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

England’s 26-man squad for South Africa:

Forwards

Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola

Backs

Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Ben Youngs

England v South Africa Rugby – Autumn International Tickets

Tickets for the England v South Africa autumn international match are not currently on general sale. Official hospitality can be purchased. Check the England Rugby Official Ticketing website (powered by Ticketmaster) and Keith Prowse website for further information.

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