Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

England 12-11 South Africa: Matchday Experience at Twickenham

Posted on 5 November 2018 by Robert Sutton

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.