Autumn has set in England. And it’s time for some action on the field of rugby. While the English football team is busy with their FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers and the cricket team is touring India, the rugby team of England will be up against the mighty South Africa in the field of rugby. The upcoming England vs South Africa rugby tie is also going to be a great test for a young English side.
England vs South Africa Rugby International: Match Preview
It is going to be fascinating when this England vs South Africa encounter will kick-off on November 12, 2016, in their own backyard. The current English team is going through a sort of a rebuilding process. After what followed in the Rugby World Cup last year this match is definitely going to be important. In the last year world cup which was held in England itself, England crashed out in the early stages of the tournament. Since then a new head coach has appointed by the highest authority of rugby in England. And results seem to be coming in their favour since then. And this match is going to be the biggest test for England’s head coach Eddie Jones because this match will require more than just giving hundred percent on the field. This match will involve a lot of tactical moves from the coach as well and England would like to beat his South African counterpart Allister Coetzee in order to clinch victory in this autumn international.
South Africa, on the other hand, will also be looking forward to bring back the glory they have recently lost since losing out by a huge margin of 15-57 against the All Blacks. South African coach Coetzee will be looking forward to bring his team back on the right path and hence have gone for a physically strong team which would enable the Springboks, as they are popularly called as, to adapt to the foreign conditions as well.
England vs South Africa Rugby International: Excerpts
England’s captain Dylan Hartley has been saying, “You’ve seen the boss and what he demands of us and that filters down,” England captain Dylan Hartley said. “He’s expectant and I think we all are now.” An expectant Dylan Hartley also remarked, “We have been building for this game for a long, long time. We have goals of where we want to be, we want to be the best in the world, and winning this game this weekend is a huge step for us going forward. Beating South Africa is just the next step in this team’s progression.”
The South African coach on this upcoming high-voltage England vs South Africa match remarked that it would be a big test for them for not only the players but the conditions will be testing for the Springboks as well. He said, “I have selected the best possible team. We have to make sure we respect the conditions. It will be a proper Test match, and it will most likely start up front. Tests are about set-piece and territory. You can’t get territory if you can’t get your set-piece in the right area. That’s where it will be.”
England vs South Africa Rugby International: Match Details
Date: November 12, 2016
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London, England
Time: 2:30 PM GMT, 8:30 PM IST
England vs South Africa Rugby International: TV Guide and Online Streaming
TV Listings:The match will be telecasted live on Sky Sports 1 in England, but there will be no live coverage in India.
Live Streaming: Live streaming will be available in England on Sky Go and once again there will be no live streaming option in India.
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