England host South Africa at Twickenham today looking to bounce back from defeat to New Zealand.
Where: Twickenham, West London
When: 14:00 GMT
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Stuart Lancaster’s England side will continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup this afternoon when they take on South Africa at Twickenham, with England looking to end a winless run against the Springboks that stretched back to 2006.
Whilst there were some encouraging signs as England were beaten by tournament favourites New Zealand last weekend, the game only reinforced the feeling that Lancaster’s side may struggle to compete with the very best, an opinion that they will look to prove wrong against a top class South African side.
South Africa are not on top of their game right now either, however, having been on the end of a surprising but thoroughly deserved defeat to Ireland in Dublin last weekend, meaning that they will also have a point to prove in West London this afternoon.
Heyneke Meyer was less than impressed with the Springboks’ displays and is set to make five changes, whilst Lancaster is set to give the team that lost to the All Blacks another chance to impress.