England Rugby team has been performing poorly in different games and with low confidence after unpleasant Six Nations battle. With queries also surrounding Eddie Jones training techniques, this is the perfect opportunity for England team to prove their worth and place their name on a rugby map once again. South Africa, on the other hand, will treat this match as a revenge as England beat them in the previous match. Though it’s tough for the Springboks to win here at England’s soil, they will try to move forward the entire tournament with a bunch of confidence by winning this games. Here’s the England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals Week 1 game score predictions and preview.
Springboks at England Rugby end of year test schedule, Kickoff time, Live Where to Watch TV
Erasmus added: “It’s a tough tour and our preparation time is limited, but we have set ourselves some goals and as has been the case the entire season, we would like to see the squad continue to grow and add to our depth with the 2019 Rugby World Cup less than a year away.”
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 21, 2018
Eddie Jones side will meet against the South Africa Rugby for the 42nd time this Saturday at the end of year test. In the last matchup, The Red Rose narrowly defeated the Springboks at the South African turf (see prediction). Let’s see this time’s game schedule in a nutshell.
- What: Live England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals Week 1 Game
- When: Saturday, 03rd of November 2018
- Where: Twickenham Stadium, London, England
- Kickoff: 15:00 GMT
- Where To Watch: Sky Sports, Kwese TV
- Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
- Assistant Referees: Ben O’Keeffe and Glen Jackson, they both are from New Zealand
- Television Match Official (TMO): Simon McDowell (Ireland)
England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals: Both Sides Line-Up
Hard yards. After a well deserved break, the #Springboks are back on the training pitch in Stellenbosch to prepare for the upcoming Castle Lager Outgoing Tours to the UK and France. @MTNza @ASICS_ZA #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/H7ZeuNteZy
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 22, 2018
- Both teams are vibrant and are looking forward to winning this game. South Africa Rugby team is composed of well-abled players. They have Andre Esterhuizen, Warrick Gelant; Jesse Kriel, Elton Jantjies, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Faf de Klerk; Chiliboy Ralepelle, Tendai Mtawarira, Frans Malherbe, Franco Mostert, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, S’busiso Nkosi, Siya Kolisi (capt), and Duane Vermeulen
Your England squad for the 2018 #QuilterInternationals 🌹
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) October 18, 2018
- England, on the other hand, has Elliot Daly; Henry Slade, Jonny May, Owen Farrell (capt), Mike Brown, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Danny Cipriani, Maro Itoje, Jamie George, Joe Launchbury, Kyle Sinckler, Tom Curry and Nathan Hughes and Chris Robshaw.
Both Sides Key Players To Watch
- In the England team side, the match can be influential in the job of Danny Cipriani. He was bought back after a 10-year pause hence he will try to prove a point here. Jamie George has very critical in the team recently and has added a lot of benefits to the team. He is out to try to establish a name for himself.
- On Springboks part, Willie le Roux is a player who has magnificent debut season. And in this game, he will try to light his stage interesting head-to-head will be at the fullback with the Elliot Daly.
England v South Africa Rugby 2018 Autumn Internationals Score Predictions
This match looks challenging as far as statistics are considered. The Springboks has taken part in 38 games where won 23, draw 2 and lost 13 games. South Africa’s greatest score against England team was in the year 2007 (58-10). The major loss was 15-32 which occurred in the year 1994. England’s best act against Springboks was in the year 2002 winning 53-3. The forwards will be a battle mainly between the returning robust Duane Vermeulen and Billy Vunipola. England has an added advantage over the game because of their well-abled players. Springboks, on the other hand, has taken part in the game without some of their best players.
Hence England will win this game by 23-15.
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