What channel is England vs South Africa on TV? Rugby 2021 Autumn fixture kick off time, team news and tickets

England will hope to carry on their Autumn Nation series success when they take on the Springboks at Twickenham Stadium

Eddie Jones’s side secured a comfortable, if scrappy win, against Australia in their last fixture and were able to take advantage of Australia’s mistakes, no matter how small.

Man of the match Freddie Steward kicked off the scoring with a try after seven minutes which then led to nearly an entire match of penalties for both sides.

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Freddie Steward scored his first England try against Australia last weekend

Australia’s James O’Connor took five penalty kicks giving his nation their only points of the match. England were able to score two tries, courtesy of Steward and Jamie Blamire who scored in the 81st minute, as well as six penalties five of which were taken by captain Owen Farrell and the final taken by Marcus Smith.

Certain England players may look to avenge their failed Lions Tour campaign in their upcoming fixture against South Africa this weekend, while the rest of the team will hope to beat the country that stole the World Cup title away from them in 2019.

Current World Champions, South Africa have won both of their previous Autumn Nation matches.

The Springboks stole the show at Murrayfield after Scotland collapsed in the second half and took the victory 30-15.

They were also able to take a last minute victory at the Principality Stadium beating Wales 23-18 thanks to six penalties and one try scored by Malcolm Marx.

The Springboks took victory against Scotland winning their second Autumn Nation series Test match

South Africa will look to channel their World Cup energy as they take on England for the first time since the 2019 event.

Here is all you need to know ahead of England’s next fixture against South Africa

When is England v South Africa?

England will play South Africa on Saturday 20 November 2021.

What time will England v South Africa kick off?

The match will kick off at 3.15pm GMT.

Where is the match being played?

England will host the Springboks at Twickenham Stadium, London.

How to watch England v South Africa?

The matches will be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

The first month is free, after which the subscription fee starts at £7.99/month.

How to book tickets for England v South Africa

Tickets are available through the Twickenham Stadium website and England Rugby Website for the Autumn Nation Series. The tickets start from £62.

What is the team news?

Both Owen Farrell and Jamie George have been ruled out of the upcoming fixture against South Africa.

Farrell missed the first test after testing positive for Covid-19 and has now been ruled out due to sustaining an ankle injury.

Farrell limped off in the second half of England’s Test against the Wallabies

George has suffered a knee injury and now leaves the front-row exposed and in crisis.

The absence of Farrell leaves Jones with the pairing Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade, and Marcus Smith continuing at fly-half.

Courteney Lawes will take on the Captaincy role.

Jamie Blamire, who now has six tries in four appearances for England, will start with the Number Two jersey.

Joe Marler and Ellis Genge both contracted Covid-19 last week and while Marler will be out of isolation before Saturday’s match, he will only have had one day of training ahead of the test.

Bevan Rodd, who debuted against Australia, will start, while the uncapped Harry Elrington from Gloucester has also been added to the squad.

England squad

Starters:

  • Jonny May
  • Joe Marchant
  • Manu Tuilagi
  • Henry Slade
  • Marcus Smith
  • Ben Youngs
  • Sam Underhill
  • Tom Curry
  • Courtney Lawes (captain)
  • Maro Itoje
  • Jonny Hill
  • Kyle Sinckler
  • Jamie Blamire
  • Bevan Rodd

Replacements:

  • Joe Marler
  • Nic Dolly
  • Will Stuart
  • Alex Dombrandt
  • Raffi Quirke
  • Charlie Ewels
  • Sam Simmonds
  • Max Malins

South Africa squad

Starters:

  • Willie Le Roux
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Damian De Allende
  • Makazole Mapimpi
  • Handré Pollard
  • Cobus Reinach
  • Ox Nche
  • Bongi Mbonambi
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • De Jager
  • Kolisi (Captain)
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Duane Vermeulen

Replacements:

  • Malcolm Marx
  • Steven Kitschoff
  • Vincent Koch
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jasper Wiese
  • Herschel Jantjies
  • Elton Jantjies
  • François Steyn

Who is likely to win the England v South Africa test?

England have played South Africa 43 times overall and won 15 times. The Springboks have won 26 times, most recently at the World Cup final in Tokyo, 2019.

With the injuries sustained by crucial play makers in the England camp, the odds would favour the Springboks but there will be much passion to avenge the events of 2019.

England to win: 11/10

Draw: 25/1

South Africa to win: 8/11

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