Boks lead England at half-time

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Pienaar_England REUTERS Joe Launchbury of England tries to block a box kick from Springbok Ruan Pienaar.

The Springboks took the half-time break with a narrow 9-6 lead over England at Twickenham in their final match of the year.

TEAMS

England (15-1): Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown; Toby Flood, Ben Youngs; Ben Morgan, Chris Robshaw (capt), Tom Wood; Geoff Parling, Joe Launchbury; Dan Cole, Tom Youngs, Alex Corbisiero. Replacements: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Mouritz Botha, James Haskell, Danny Care, Owen Farrell, Jonathan Joseph

South Africa (15-1): Zane Kirchner; JP Pietersen, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (capt), Francois Hougaard; Pat Lambie, Ruan Pienaar; Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw; Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth; Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp. Replacements: Schalk Brits, Heinke van der Merwe, Pat Cilliers, Flip van der Merwe, Marcell Coetzee, Elton Jantjes, Jaco Taute, Lwazi Mvovo

Referee: Nigel Owens (WAL) – Sapa-AFP


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