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England coach Eddie Jones: ‘We’re coming to a peak after South Africa win’

• Australian hails impact of Leicester wing Jonny May on tour• Springboks coach admits third Test selection was experimentalEddie Jones says he would love to arrange another Test against South Africa this Saturday, following England’s stress-relieving …

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Jonny May stops England rot with decisive try in third South Africa Test

• South Africa 10-25 England• Leicester wing seals overdue win as Farrell kicks 20 pointsCape Town’s water shortage is thankfully easing and so, at long last, is the English rugby drought.There was nothing remotely pretty about their display on a damp,…

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South Africa 10-25 England: third Test – as it happened

Jonny May’s try, after a brilliant kick from Danny Cipriani, proved decisive as England managed to salvage a win, having already lost the series 6.13pm BST Ok, that’s enough from me. To conclude, here’s a report. Related: Jonny May stops England rot w…

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Joe Launchbury backs Danny Cipriani to make a big impact for England

• Eddie Jones not expected to make major changes• Alec Hepburn set to be on England benchThe series may be lost but England’s final tour stop in South Africa has particular resonance for Eddie Jones. It was here, in the shadow of Table Mountain, that t…

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England’s Mike Brown says abusive fan had no right to accuse him of not trying

• ‘I was very happy with my reaction; I’m not a robot’• ‘Don’t ever say I’m not trying. It’s rude and way off the mark’England’s Mike Brown has hit back at the fan who abused him and Joe Marler following the second Test defeat in Bloemfontein and says …

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England coach Eddie Jones and his methods still in favour with RFU

• Saturday’s defeat by Springboks makes it five in a row •Jones extended his £750k-a-year contract in January until 2021The Rugby Football Union has insisted it still has faith in Eddie Jones and has no plans to review his contract despite England’s sh…

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Eddie Jones: ‘Defeat to South Africa was like a horror movie’

• Loss in Bloemfontein was England’s fifth defeat in a row• ‘We are not handling the key moments well,’ says JonesEddie Jones has compared England’s latest loss to “a horror movie” after watching South Africa condemn his side to a premature series defe…

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Owen Farrell’s captaincy style leaves his England teammates rudderless | Paul Rees

England captain’s strident approach to referee Roman Poite contrasted sharply with cool demeanour of South Africa counterpart Siya KolisiLeadership is one of sport’s intangibles. Eddie Jones caused a stir when he made Dylan Hartley his first captain, g…

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England’s nightmare continues as South Africa complete series victory

• South Africa 23-12 England• Jones’s side fall to fifth successive Test defeatOne hundred and twenty six days have now elapsed since England last won a game of Test rugby and the wait goes on. In terms of this series the countdown clock has already st…

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South Africa 23-12 England: second Test – as it happened

South Africa wrapped up a series victory after a crushing 23-12 comeback win over Eddie Jones’s England in the second Test in Bloemfontein Robert Kitson’s report: South Africa 23-12 England 6.39pm BST How about that, then? Thanks for your company. Befo…

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History not on England’s side as they look to turn tables on South Africa | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones’s side face difficult task turning series around in second Test at high altitude in BloemfonteinBouncing back to win a Test series from 1-0 down in the southern hemisphere is not a frequent occurrence. The British & Irish Lions came clo…

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Five things England must address when they face South Africa | Gerard Meagher

Brad Shields has a chance to make his mark in the No 6 jersey, while Maro Itoje could benefit with guidance from Ben YoungsPaul Gustard put on a brave face when addressing the fact that 14 tries have been conceded in the past two matches by claiming th…

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Joe Launchbury set to return as England fight to keep South Africa series alive

• Lock has recovered from injury that ruled him out of first Test• Brad Shields may replace Chris Robshaw in reshuffled packEngland’s efforts to mount a series comeback against South Africa have been boosted by the return of a fit-again Joe Launchbury….

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Schalk Brits gives up the biltong and beer for Springbok recall | Robert Kitson

Retired hooker was a spectator for the first Test against England and had to persuade friends his selection was not a jokeSchalk Brits does not look 37 years old but he is giving hope to middle‑aged cocktail‑drinking holidaymakers everywhere. As recent…

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South Africa call up Schalk Brits from retirement to add to England’s concerns

• Hooker Brits joins Springbok squad for second Test• Paul Gustard admits England defended badly in JohannesburgWith England having just slipped to a disappointing first Test loss and in danger of sliding further down the World Rugby rankings, the news…

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Change of pace leaves England at a loss and clubs playing catch-up | Paul Rees

South Africa defeat exposes what Eddie Jones already knows: that rugby is faster and more fluid at international levelWhen the Premiership clubs raise the issue of Eddie Jones’s national squad training sessions this summer, bristling at a high attritio…

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