Now is the time to beat Boks

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CAPE TOWN — Eng­land scrumhalf Ben Youngs says it's time for Eng­land to end a decade of de­spair against South Africa and earn their first win 12 Tests.

Eng­land have not beaten South Africa since 2006 and face the Spring­boks at Twick­en­ham in both teams’ first Test of the Novem­ber series.

They head into the game un­beaten in 10 matches and Youngs is ea­ger to add to that win­ning tally.

“We feel our time is now to get rid of the last 10 years and get a win at the week­end,” Youngs told the Eng­land Rugby web­site.

Youngs also says the squad has been in­spired by Ire­land’s win against the All Blacks on Satur­day — which ended an 111-year wait for vic­tory against New Zealand.

“It just goes to show the gap (be­tween south­ern and north­ern hemi­sphere) is not as big as peo­ple think it is. The week­end is go­ing to come down to be­ing phys­i­cal . . . we’ve got to make sure that we are able to dom­i­nate in that area. boiled over to­wards the end of the La Liga en­counter.

The 29-year-old felt Daniel Car­rico ought to have re­ceived a sec­ond yel­low card and was still an­noyed that he was pe­nalised for a foul on Adil Rami mo­ments ear­lier, but he did not ap­pear overly both­ered by the de­ci­sion af­ter the game.

“The yel­low card was ac­tu­ally a good thing,” Suarez told Canal Plus.

“I start with a clean slate again ahead of games away against Real So­ciedad and ver­sus Real Madrid.” — Dai­ly­Mail

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