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Byline: RATINGS by Neil Squires mirror.co.uk/sport

ENGLAND

ELLIOTT DALY Monster left boot did the trick again with 50-metre penalty 7

JACK NOWELL

Starved of possession but tidy having sat out summer tour 6

HENRY SLADE

Commanding figure. Flew out of the line to good effect 8

BEN T'EO

Provided physical presence to the backline and held up well 7

JONNY MAY

Golden run of try-scoring ended on frustrating afternoon for him 6

OWEN FARRELL

Goalkicking priceless and crucial last rip off Lood de Jager 9

BEN YOUNGS

Controlled game smartly with his box-kicking from scrum-half 8

ALEC HEPBURN

Baptism of fire against Springbok pack on his first Test start 6

DYLAN HARTLEY

So-so return after missing the summer tour with concussion 6

KYLE SINCKLER

Tough day at the scrum but put himself about in the loose 6

MARO ITOJE

Picked up first-half yellow card in indisciplined performance 5

GEORGE KRUIS

Grafted in a pack under severe pressure from Bok heavyweights 6

BRAD SHIELDS

Happier in confined spaces than in open field in first game at Twickers 5

TOM CURRY

Energetic presence but missed tackles before limping off 6

MARK WILSON

Important first-half turnover. Then kept his head above water 7

REPLACEMENTS: Moon (Hepburn 40), Mercer (Curry 42), George (Hartley 57), Williams (Sinckler 65), Care (Youngs 65), Ashton (Nowell, 65) Ford (Te'o 72), Ewels (Shields 77)

MOTM OWEN FARRELL

SOUTH AFRICA

Willemse 7; Nkosi 8, Kriel 6, De Allende 7, Dyantyi 6; Pollard 7, Van Zyl 5; Kitshoff 8, Marx 5, Malherbe 7, Etzebeth, 6, PS Du Toit 8, Kolisi 6, Vermeulen 7, Whiteley 6.

Replacements: Snyman (for Etzebeth 42) 7, Esterhuizen (for Nkosi 60) 6, T Du Toit (for Kitshoff 65) 6, Louw (for Malherbe 65) 5, De Jager (for Kolisi 65) 5, Mbonambi (for Marx 74) 6, Papier (for Van Zyl 75) 6, Jantjies (for Willemse 77) 6.

SCORERS

ENGLAND: PENS: Farrell (3), Daly SOUTH AFRICA: TRIES: Nkosi PENS: Pollard (2)

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Publication:The People (London, England)
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Date:Nov 4, 2018
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