The Springboks faced England on Saturday at Twickenham for the first time since their 32-12 win over Eddie Jones’ men in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan.
The South African brought you live updates and commentary on the Test. Now keep reading for all the reaction.
England v South Africa post-match reaction
Watch – Mapimpi’s memorable try
After scoring the Springboks’ solitary try against England on Saturday, Mapimpi has how recorded a remarkable 20 tries in 25 Tests.
LATEST – Player ratings
A much-improved second half performance from the Springboks was ultimately not enough to clinch victory on Saturday, with England snatching the win at the death
In the build-up to kick-off, have a read through all the latest, breaking news:
LATEST – HEAD-TO-HEAD: Key Springboks v England player match-ups
Three individual match-ups that you should look out for at Twickenham
11:28 – Facts and figures: Springboks v England
With hours to go until the Springboks’ final match of the year against England, here is a recap of the all the key stats and facts you need to know.
10:10 – Siya Kolisi: Rassie the Motivator will be missed
Siya Kolisi admits it will be tough for the Springboks to head into Saturday’s Test against England without Rassie Erasmus.
09:12 – England v South Africa is NOT the only Test scheduled this weekend!
Rugby fans are once again in for a treat this weekend with no fewer than 11 Tests scheduled. Enjoy the action!
08:22 – ‘Springbok will play with Jannie du Plessis in mind’ – Siya Kolisi
Captain Siya Kolisi says the Springboks will play for Jannie du Plessis and his family after learning of the tragedy they suffered this week.
1 day ago – Springboks pose for official team photo
1 day ago – Rassie Erasmus takes dig at World Rugby!
Rassie Erasmus took a subtle dig at World Rugby as he began his two-month ban from all rugby by downing his sorrows in a pint of Guinness.
1 day ago – Springbok fans urged to wear Rassie Erasmus masks at Twickenham
Springbok fans heading to Twickenham on Saturday to watch SA take on England have been encouraged to wear a ‘Rassie Erasmus’ face mask.
1 day ago – Do you know the words to Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika?
Time to brush up on your singing of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika
1 day ago – How could you ever forget THIS!
On the eve of the Springboks v England 2019 World Cup final rematch, take a look back at the highlights of that unforgettable match.
1 day ago – Bookmakers make a call: It will be tight!
The Springboks will finish their three-Test end-of-year tour of the United Kingdom unbeaten, if bookmakers are to be believed …
1 day ago – Rassie Erasmus faces second ‘character assassination’ claim
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has accused Rassie Erasmus of a ‘character assassination’ against one of his players last Saturday.
1 day ago – Take our Rugby quiz – and win!
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1 day ago – Eddie Jones lays down the challenge to Springboks
Eddie Jones believes any ideas South Africa have regarding a “weak” England pack will be misplaced on Saturday.
2 days ago – Eddie Jones surprises with shock England team selection
England coach Eddie Jones has picked a number of inexperienced players for Saturday’s showdown against the Springboks.
2 days ago – Rassie Erasmus responds to comical meme: Only in SA!
Rassie Erasmus has seen the funny side of a meme playfully suggesting he might make a sneak appearance at Twickenham on Saturday!
2 days ago – Duane Vermeulen fired up for another shot at England
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says he is ‘excited and ready to go’ in Saturday’s World Cup final rematch against England.
2 days ago – OPINION: Why Rassie ban isn’t nearly as bad as it seems
The World Rugby sanction handed down to Rassie Erasmus may seem severe, but that is in fact a misconception, writes Craig Lewis.
2 days ago – Meet the Springbok WAGS! – PICTURES
Take a look at the women behind our world champions…
2 days ago – All you need to know about the Rassie Erasmus verdict!
SA Rugby’s director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, was found guilty on all six charges brought against him by World Rugby. Here’s a recap of all the major takeaways.
2 days ago – Did World Rugby give the Springboks extra motivation to smash England?
Thanks to World Rugby’s ruling, the Springboks have received an extra shot in the arm to go out and smash England at Twickenham on Saturday.
2 days ago – Duane Vermeulen offers support to Jannie du Plessis: ‘I can’t imagine such a loss’
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has offered words of support for his former team-mate Jannie du Plessis whose 10-month-old son tragically drowned in the family swimming pool.
2 days ago – Springboks v England: Meet Saturday’s referee
Find out more about the 33-year-old Irish referee in charge of Saturday’s Test at Twickenham.
2 days ago – Two Springboks released from squad, on their way back to South Africa
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber confirmed that Sbu Nkosi and Aphelele Fassi have been released from the touring squad.
2 days ago – Springboks v England: A quick history lesson!
The Springboks and their arch-rivals England have enjoyed a rich history when it comes to Tests over the years – dating back as far as 1906!
2 days ago – Here come the world champions!
You can never take too many pictures, Siya (Photo: Twitter @Springboks)
2 days ago – Five Springboks to keep an eye on against England
As the Springboks prepare to take on England, we take a look at five players who will be in the spotlight on Saturday.
3 days ago – Stats and facts: Key figures ahead of the Springboks v England battle
Check out some of the facts and figures to keep in mind when the Springboks and England face off at Twickenham on Saturday.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named Handré Pollard and Cobus Reinach in a fresh halfback pairing among a few other changes.
Pollard, Reinach and Lock Lood De Jager were drafted into the starting lineup in rotational switches, which sees Elton Jantjies and Herschel Jantjies join Franco Mostert (utility forward) among the replacements.
“We built up good momentum in the Tests against Wales and Scotland, and it is important for us to transfer that into our final match of the tour against England, so we opted to make only three changes to the starting team for this weekend’s clash,” said Nienaber.
“England will pose different threats to Scotland, and with that in mind we have decided to start with Handré, Cobus and Lood.
“Elton, Herschel and Franco have shown that they can inject energy and ignite a spark on attack off the bench, which will be handy against an English outfit that we know will be highly charged up for this match.”
England 27-26 South Africa: Relive the action
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15 Freddie Steward, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Tom Curry, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Courtney Lawes (captain), 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie Blamire, 1 Bevan Rodd
Substitutes: 16 Nic Dolly, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Alex Dombrandt, 22 Raffi Quirke, 23 Max Malins
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn