England frustrated and well defeated by South Africa
|England (3) 13|
|Try: Slade Cons: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2|
|South Africa (14) 27|
|Try: Arendse, Etzebeth Cons: De Klerk Pens: De Klerk 3 Loss goals: Williams 2|
An error-ridden and underpowered England were comfortably seen off by South Africa at Twickenham to end the hosts’ autumn in deflated style.
Springbok wing Kurt-Lee Arendse raced over for a long-range score that helped his side take a good lead after a tricky first half.
The visitors turned the screw with Eben Etzebeth plowing over to make it 24-6 in the 51st minute.
Substitute Thomas du Toit’s red card for a high kick on Luke Cowan-Dickie briefly offered England hope.
But Henry Slade’s try was all they could muster against 14 men as time ticked down and hopes of another extraordinary comeback to match last week’s draw with New Zealand faded he reduced
England end the autumn with just one win – a comfortable victory over Japan – to show for it in four games.
More to follow.