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England will get second bite at Springboks in 2021

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England will have another crack at the World Champions next year in November after it was announced that the Springboks will face England at Twickenham on the 20 November.

At this stage the Springboks are scheduled to play three test on their End of Year tour of Europe.

Last week it was announced that the Springboks will face Scotland on the 13 November. The opponents for first test which is scheduled for the 6 November will be announced in the coming weeks according to SA Rugby.

This will be the first trip for the Springboks to England since 2018 when they narrowly loss to the English 12-11.

Although the occasion is almost a full year away, Erasmus points to the growing anticipation in both countries for the clash at Twickenham, where the Boks last beat England in 2014.

“Any match involving England and the Springboks is always special,” reckons Erasmus.

“England are an incredibly proud rugby nation and in Eddie Jones they have an astute coach who will no doubt be working on a plan to outsmart the Springboks for our rematch at Twickenham.

“The history and rivalry between our two countries always make for a great contest and we are looking forward to play the English at their Twickenham fortress where it will require a special performance to match them.”

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “These will be some good games of rugby and tough tests for us as we work to improve ourselves as a team.

“South Africa are world champions and we’ll be looking to benchmark ourselves against them.

“We’ve not had the chance to play southern hemisphere teams this year, so it will be a good chance to see where we are up to and hopefully some great rugby for our supporters to enjoy.”

The name of the Springboks’ third opponent, for the opening match of their European tour on 6 November next year, will be revealed in due course.

Springboks’ 2021 European Tour opponents:

6 November: TBC
13 November: Scotland at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
20 November: England at Twickenham, London

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