British rugby supporters were jubilant on Saturday (3 June) after England defeated South Africa by 18 points to 9 in an international at Johannesburg.
British rugby supporters were jubilant on Saturday (3 June) after England defeated South Africa by 18 points to 9 in an international at Johannesburg. Rugby writers see the victory as confirmation of England's performance during last year's tour of New Zealand--and an indication of the full recovery of British rugby from a lean period in recent ???ons.
A feature of the match was the number of penalties awarded to both sides. Not all resulted in goals--but England's acor??? was made up of four penalty goals and a converted try compared with South Africa's three penalty goals.
Here of the match was England's full-back Sam Doble--whose boot was responsible for 14 of England's 18 points.
SYNOPSIS: In the rugby international at Johannesburg on Saturday...Victory for England playing in white in the match against South Africa. The feature of the game was the large number of penalties awarded to both sides. This one...taken by England's full back Sam Doble...gave England a vital equaliser in the early stages of the match. England 3, South Africa 3.
Ellis Park was crowed with 65-thousand people. Still in the first half it's South Africa's Gert Muller who passes to Crayling...he's tackles by England's captain John Pullin.
A chance for South Africa to draw ahead again...and Snyman takes full advantage of it. South Africa 6, England 3.
South Africa's Roux in full flight. He kicks ahead--but there's a group of English players waiting. However, the ball comes out to Viljoen. His run is cut short as he goes down in a tackle.
South Africa had the best of the lin???uts in this match, winning 25 to England's 19. The two sides ended up level two-all in the tighthead count. It was Ellis who kicked down???iold...and an infringement by South Africa coming up.
Dobie takes the penalty for England bringing the two sides level at six-all. Doble in all contributed 14 of England's 18 points.
An England try, converted by Doble came minutes after half-time...and just seven minutes later Doble was again lining up for a p???alty kick. He scores, to put the match beyond doubt...England 18, South Africa 6.
Doble had three more attempts at penalty goals but failed form difficult positions near the touch line.
Later in the second half, South Africa successfully scored another penalty--and repeatedly attacked the English line. However the defence held...a jubilant English team left the field with the final score England 18, South Africa 9.