England and South Africa meet on Saturday with the match being the first meeting between the sides since the Rugby World Cup final, which the Bokke South Africa won 32-12.
The wins over Wales and Scotland meant that Jacques Nienaber’s team head to their final tour fixture against England as the world’s best side, according to the current World Rugby Rankings.
Although a colossal unit, the Springboks found themselves exposed by the expansive game plan of the southern teams. Even England, Scotland, and Wales are all capable of attractive, attacking ruggers but Nienaber’s rigid tactics have been effective against the Europeans during this tour.
A sobering loss in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final left the English deflated.
This time around, Jones and his team will be ready for whatever the Springboks throw their way.
I anticipate a dogged arm wrestle that will be decided by fatigue in the final quarter. Whatever happens, it should be a classic.
Key sports betting Stats
England and South Africa have played each other on 43 occasions, the Springboks have won 26 matches, whilst England have won 15 matches, with two drawn matches between the two sides.
Rugby Key Betting Odds
* the odds where correct at the time of publishing