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South Africa v England - story of the match

14 June 2018

"After all three of these Tests - and hopefully we will win them all -then I will sit down and allow everything to sink in", said Kolisi in Joburg on Friday.

South Africa came back hard but having been kept at bay, England struck again with Ford conjuring a superb try.

That first 20 minutes was like a blueprint for how he wants his team to play.

Electric debutant S'busiso Nkosi crossed twice to bring Ellis Park to his feet and, in between his two tries, Jones hauled off Nick Isiekwe - the Saracens lock who was making his full debut - and brought on the uncapped Brad Shields. "Tactically, I got it wrong and that surprised the team", Erasmus said. "We were almost very, very good, so hopefully we can string a few things together and get that 80 minute performance next week".

Vermeulen plays during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium in London. South Africa has recalled Vermeulen to play in the test rugby match
Match Report: South Africa 42 England 39

England head coach Eddie Jones has played down Saturday's confrontation with South Africa fans after the first Test match at Ellis Park. England was dominant once more in the last 10 minutes and scored two late tries.

"It certainly wasn't the start we wanted in our first Test at home and I was anxious because we had a lot of young players against a very experienced England side", said Erasmus.

For spells of that first half England looked a different side from the one that suffered three successive defeats in the Six Nations, but they failed to live up to the standard after the Springboks pegged them following a blossoming start from the Red Rose.

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Erasmus said he expected England to kick more, and they were a bit surprised when the visitors attacked the wide channels with relative ease.

"We will have to try a few things next week and we will have to make big calls going forward, which probably means we'll lose some matches, but we have to get players exposed to test rugby and see if they have what it takes to make it at this level". "There was a lot of young guys on the park.it could have gone really bad for us".

The dream debut continued when he popped up on the opposite wing after a clever run from Le Roux, creating the space for fellow debutant Aphiwe Dyantyi to send him over.

England tried to match South Africa's first-half comeback in the closing stages, Maro Itoje reaching over the top of a ruck to score before May raced clear from inside his own territory, but the hosts held on to edge a classic. Nkosi scored in each corner, and fullback Willie le Roux, another overseas-based player recalled by Erasmus, got the fourth for South Africa, which went to halftime 29-27 ahead.

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Kiwi-born flanker, Hurricanes captain Brad Shields, endured a rough start to his global career for England.

England lost prop Mako Vunipola to the sin bin on 63 minutes for a late tackle and nearly immediately Dyantyi marked his first cap with a try which Pollard converted.

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South Africa v England - story of the match