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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.

South Africa

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

  • South Africa will visit Twickenhim for the first time since 2018, with England edging that game 12-11, the Springboks hold a narrow winning record against England at Twickenham winning 11 of the clashes there.
  • England have covered their handicap in 2 of their 2 November international matches
  • South Africa have covered the handicap in 2 of their 2 International matches

Match facts

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.

  • England will play South Africa in what will be the first meeting between the sides since the Rugby World Cup 2019 final, which South Africa won -12-32.
  • South Africa have won their last six games against European nations (excl. Lions), their best run since winning 11 in a row between 2012 and 2014; their two victories in this year’s Autumn Nations Series have both come despite trailing at halftime.
  • Since losing to South Africa in November 2014, England have won 17 of their 18 end-of-year Tests (excl. RWC), with their only defeat in that run coming by a single point at the hands of New Zealand in 2018.

Rugby Key Betting Odds

  • South Africa to win: 3/4
  • England to win: 26/25
  • Total Points Odd/Even:
  • Odd 9/10 Even 10/11

* the odds where correct at the time of publishing