Man marking South Africa
OVERALL MARK 92/150
Damian Willemse Full-back
Turned May with one wellweighted chip in the first half and danced his way out of trouble wonderfully in the second.
Steven Kitshoff Prop
Did not carry the ball as dominantly as he has done this year and was lucky not to be penalised after sinking to floor at one first-half scrum.
S’bu Nkosi Winger
Soared to take a cross-field bomb prior to Itoje’s yellow and was in place to finish try. He was sacrificed after England made ground down his flank.
Malcolm Marx Hooker
Not quite at his menacing best in the loose or at the breakdown and overthrew two line-outs in prime pushover territory. He will have better days.
Jesse Kriel Centre
South Africa missed the defensive spark of Faf de Klerk and Kriel’s channel was flooded with runners in the second period.
Frans Malherbe Prop
One of Rassie Erasmus’s unheralded men grew into the contest and troubled Hepburn. Did not make the same headway with Moon.
Damian de Allende
Centre Probably South Africa’s most potent carrier but also one of their most profligate in possession. He shipped a crucial penalty.
Eben Etzebeth Lock
Man-handled by Sinckler and smashed by Te’o, although should take credit for South Africa’s brawny set-piece. Hurt after winning a turnover.
Aphiwe Dyantyi Winger
Beat Daly to two towering kicks and, despite spilling one high ball that brought England’s first points, the wing was constantly dangerous.
Pieter-Steph du Toit Lock
A willing carrier and at the heart of South Africa’s driving line-out, also stealing an England throw. Did give away a penalty.
Handre Pollard Fly-half
Made intelligent decisions during first half, giving England a torrid opening with his boot and with ball in hand. However, a late miss from tee will haunt him.
Siya Kolisi Flanker
He fumbled in the middle of a maul that looked ominous for England and found himself clattered by Te’o. Made way for De Jager.
Ivan van Zyl Scrum-half
Composed behind his pack and cleared up a second-half chip from Slade. Sent a box-kick out on the full as England worked their way back.
Duane Vermeulen Flanker
Four wins in a row over England have been followed by two straight losses. He looked frustrated as he tried to influence proceedings.
Replacements Andre Esterhuizen was bounced away by a Farrell tackle and Lood de Jager was stripped within metres of the England line. Thomas du Toit gave away the telling scrum penalty. Not used Bongi Mbonambi, Wilco Louw, RG Snyman, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies.
Warren Whiteley No 8
A lovely transfer for Nkosi’s try demonstrated what he offers – a rangy ballplayer around bludgeoning team-mates.