LONDON – England forward Oghenemaro (Maro) Itoje says he is relishing another opportunity to test himself against the physicality of the South African pack at Twickenham on Saturday.
Itoje has urged his teammates to help plug the gap of the missing bulk of the Vunipola brothers.
Eddie Jones’ side will be without injured forwards Mako and Billy Vunipola for the November Internationals with the Springboks providing the first challenge.
Itoje is likely to be named at blindside flanker for the Twickenham Test.
And on the extra burden of making up for the missing physicality of the Vunipolas, he added: “I always try and carry to the best of my ability.