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England 12-11 South Africa: Matchday Experience at Twickenham

England kicked off their Autumn Internationals campaign with a 12-11 victory over South Africa at Twickenham.

The match was the first capped international at the home of rugby since England’s desperately disappointing Six Nations campaign.

Eddie Jones’ side came from a half time deficit to win by the narrowest of margins despite not scoring a try. Sbu Nkosi scored the only try of the match for the Springboks but four Owen Farrell penalties won the day.

The England fly half then had to survive an 80th minute TMO review for a potential dangerous tackle but the referee ruled no foul play had occurred and England could celebrate a second straight Twickenham win over South Africa.

Sports Gazette reporters Rob Sutton and Darren Barnard were in Twickenham and sampled the special atmosphere that comes with matchday at the headquarters of English rugby.

Robert Sutton
Rob Sutton is 21 years old from Milton Keynes. He is passionate about a number of sports including both codes of rugby, football, cricket and horse racing. Rob’s sporting prowesses was admittedly limited, he played left wing in youth football and would often ghost into the box for a two yard tap in with a career best three goals in one season. Rob is best suited to sitting in the stands to enjoy his sport. He has been a Wasps rugby season ticket holder since 2012 and follows the England team home and away. Rob also is a keen supporter of county cricket with T20 Finals Day being the highlight of his year.
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