England 23 Springboks 21

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Try:Cueto, Vickery
Conversion:Goode (2)
Penalty: Charlie Hogson (2) Goode

South Africa

Tries:Butch James, Ndungane
Penalty: James (2)
Drop goal: Steyn

Run of play

80mins: One last attack from the Boks falls apart when Ndungane spills the ball in contact and Lewsey hacks it into touch. The siren sounds and the Boks losing streak at Twickenham continues.

77mins: Goode kicks out on the full but the Boks make a hash of the lineout. The ball is eventually cleared by Goode.

76mins: A Bok lineout goes array and they knock on. It’s falling apart.

75mins: The English steal yet another Bok ball at the breakdown and clear their lines.

72mins: Pretorius kicks out on the full and England launch an attack from the lineout. Wave after wave of attack from the Poms eventually sees Vickery goes over for the try.

66mins:Penalty England as Steve Walsh awards another penalty for fouls at the breakdown. Goode slots from right in front.

64mins: A monster kick from Pretorius gains the Boks precious metres and England are driven back into their 22m.

62mins: Pretorius clears from inside their 22m after England launch yet another attack.

59mins: England set up multiple phases in the Bok 22m but the Boks make about 35 tackles before they are awarded a penalty when Richards loses his cool and rucks De Villiers

57mins: James replaced by Pretorius and De Villiers back comes from the sin-bin

57mins: The Boks are awarded a penalty which James slots.

55mins: Januarie grubbers it through into touch in the England 22m. Muller steals the lineout. The ball goes through the hands and it takes four men to keep Steyn from touching down.

53mins: White moves offside in a Bok maul. Steyn takes the penalty but misses from 45m out.

52mins:Boks attack but a chip by Ndungane is marked and Lewsey clears

50mins:Richards breaks blindside but a great cover tackle by James denies a sure try. Goode tackled close in but loses it before Cueto dots over. The decision is given by the TMO. Try England.

49mins: Sheridan is injured and replaced by Vickery.

48mins: England launch another attack but the defence holds out. Scrum down to England inside the Bok 22m.

46mins: England launch an attack but the Bok defence holds firm. De Villiers is yellow carded for infringing at the ruck. Poor call by the ref.

43mins: Try Boks! Muller stole the England lineout and the Boks swung it wide. The ball went through the hands until James put a deft grubber through for Ndungane who scores in the right corner. James misses the conversion.

42mins:Goode clears his lines but the Boks knock on from the lineout

41mins: Hilton Lobberts is on for Cronje.

40mins: Boks are all over the Poms now and launch an attack that sees Pretorius, on for De Villiers chip through for Ndungane who is tackled early. James misses the penalty, and the siren goes for half-time.

38mins:Hogson is injured and is replaced.

37mins:Try Boks! Cohen kicks it directly to Steyn who swings it wide to Rossouw. A great move sees De Villiers dish inside to James who dives over.

34mins: Lineout to England after a penalty. Noon tries to break the line but is stopped by great defence. Eventually the Boks get a penalty which Steyn volunteers to take. This is a 60m kick but he misses.

32mins: Steyn with a crosskick to Habana but the move goes nowhere. James goes for a drop but misses by a mile.

31mins: Van der Linde back from the bloodbin

31mins: Steyn breaks the line with only Lewsey to beat but there is no support runners and the chance goes begging.

30mins: Boks coming back into the game and England are having to scramble on defence.

29mins: Boks swing it wide and look dangerous but Habana is tackled out.

27mins: Long range drop goal from Steyn. He sinks it this time!

25mins:A sustained period of pressure by the Boks results in a midfield scrum 15m out.

21mins: Penalty England for yet another breakdown infringment. They go for the lineout in the 22m.

20mins: Carstens on for Van der Linde, bloodbin.

19mins: Hogson with a bomb on Steyn who misses but it’s recovered and cleared. Cohen launches a counter but cover defence by Van der Linde stops him.

18mins: Steyn tries a drop goal from inside his half, just short.

16mins:England breaks from a lineout and make 30m before Januarie scrambles it out. They are awarded a penalty from the resultant lineout. Hogson scores.

13mins: De Villiers intercepts, but is caught by Lewsey 2m out. TMO call. No try. He should have passed inside to Ndungane.

12mins: Boks looking good on defence and the English have no way through a solid line.

10mins: England awarded a penalty after Olivier goes off his feet at the ruck. Hogson goes for touch.

7mins: Penalty to England, Van der Linde drives inwards in the scrum but Hogson misses.

England set up a number phases before kicking it out. Steyn takes the throw himself at sets up a great counter that breaks down on the England 10m line

5mins: Penalty Boks. High tackle on James by Corry. James converts.

5mins: Hogson clears for the first lineout.

4mins: Steyn kicks a up and under from the restart. James closes Lewsey down.

2mins: Penalty to England, hands in the ruck by the Boks. Hogson scores.

1min: England kick off and the ball springs loose and is collected by Corry


England: 15 Josh Lewsey, 14 Mark Cueto, 13 Matthew Tait, 12 Jamie Noon, 11 Ben Cohen, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Peter Richards, 8 Martin Corry (captain), 7 Pat Sanderson, 6 Joe Worsley, 5 Ben Kay, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Julian White, 2 George Chuter, 1 Andrew Sheridan
Replacements: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Phil Vickery, 18 Chris Jones, 19 Lewis Moody, 20 Shaun Perry, 21 Andy Goode, 22 Toby Flood.

South Africa: 15 Francois Steyn, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Butch James, 9 Enrico Januarie, 8 Jacques Cronjé, 7 Pierre Spies, 6 Danie Rossouw, 5 Johann Muller, 4 Johan Ackermann, 3 BJ Botha, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 André Pretorius, 22 Bevin Fortuin.

Conditions: High winds. Cloudy. High 9°C, low 5°C
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales), Taizo Hirabayashi (Japan)
Television match official: David Changleng (Scotland)