England’s nightmare continues as South Africa complete series victory

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• South Africa 23-12 England
• Jones’s side fall to fifth successive Test defeat

One hundred and twenty-six days have now elapsed since England last won a game of Test rugby and the long wait goes on. In terms of this series the clock has already stopped ticking, South Africa having taken an unsurpassable 2-0 lead with one left to play in Cape Town on Saturday. Five Test defeats in a row and counting is the starkest English statistic of all.

It is a grim sequence that Eddie Jones, his coaches and players, for all their hard work, seem depressingly unable to shake. Again they threw away an excellent start, losing momentum, discipline and, gradually, belief as the Springboks dished out a lesson in directness, execution and collective desire. This is far from the greatest South Africa team of all time but they have still been consistently too strong for England.

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Written by Robert Kitson at the Toyota Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/16/south-africa-england-summer-international-match-report under the title “England’s nightmare continues as South Africa complete series victory”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.