England v South Africa, Autumn Internationals 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

, England v South Africa, Autumn Internationals 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?, The Habari News
, England v South Africa, Autumn Internationals 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?, The Habari News

England’s third and final match of their Autumn Internationals 2021 campaign, also known as the Autumn Nations Series, is against South Africa at Twickenham.

It will be the first time these two teams have met since the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Tokyo when the Springboks were crowned world champions. Time for a spot of revenge.

England opened their autumn campaign with a convincing 69-3 thrashing of Tonga before overcoming a dogged Australia 32-15 a week later. The Springboks, meanwhile, are two wins from two after beating Wales and Scotland.

When is it?

Saturday, November 20.

What time is kick-off?

3.15pm GMT.

What TV channel is it on?

Amazon Prime Video will be streaming all England’s games.

What is the latest team news?

England are still facing disruption from coronavirus after tighthead props Joe Marler and then Ellis Genge were ruled out of the victory against Australia.

, England v South Africa, Autumn Internationals 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?, The Habari News

Marler was the first to return positive results from lateral flow and PCR tests and immediately began 10 days in self-isolation, forcing him to miss the Wallabies’ visit to Twickenham and now a large chunk of the build-up to the finale against South Africa.

Adding to Genge’s distress is that his 10-day isolation period means he will miss the climax to the series, and World Cup final rematch, against the Boks.

What are Telegraph writers saying?

Oliver Brown on the Farrell-Smith partnership against Australia:

Marcus Smith will ultimately be judged on far more than the vision of his passing, but the subtlety in his skill is self-evident. The question was why he was not allowed greater responsibility. It was a curious use of his quicksilver talents, for example, for Owen Farrell still to be standing at first receiver for almost every phase. While there was an argument for Farrell simply to take the pressure off Smith, he seemed at times to be stifling his young team-mate’s freedom of expression. Not that Eddie Jones claimed to be worried, likening the two, in yet another of his cricket metaphors, to a pair of opening batsmen facing the new ball. Farrell, true to form, was blunter, saying of the partnership: “It can get a lot better.”

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What are the odds?

TBC

What is our prediction?

This match will be England’s biggest test. The world champions headed to Europe full of confidence having beaten the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship. And they followed that up with a close-fought victory over Wales in their opening match of the Autumn Nations Series, before suffocating Scotland with their physicality. For England, there’s the obvious question of whether or not there are any psychological scars left over following that comprehensive defeat by the Boks in the World Cup Final two years ago.
Predicted score: England 18 South Africa 15