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England v South Africa: 2021 defeat will encourage us, not 2019 win – Siya Kolisi

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England v South Africa: 2021 defeat will encourage us, not 2019 win – Siya Kolisi

2022-11-25 17:06:31


Siya Kolisi was yellow carded for taking out England’s Joe Marchant within the air throughout final yr’s defeat at Twickenham
Venue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 26 November Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
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South Africa face England on Saturday pushed on by the reminiscence of defeat somewhat than their 2019 Rugby World Cup remaining win, says captain Siya Kolisi.

England edged a 27-26 victory at Twickenham final November, within the groups’ first assembly for the reason that Springboks received at Japan 2019.

“I’ve a transparent reminiscence of what occurred final yr – 2019 was a very long time in the past,” stated Kolisi.

“We misplaced final yr, so we do not have to look that far for motivation.”

Each matches had been bodily contests, whereas England’s 12-11 house win in 2018 is remembered for Owen Farrell’s controversial sort out on Andre Esterhuizen late within the sport.

“There could be warmth originally of the sport, the center or the tip, however there may be by no means a boring second,” stated Kolisi, when requested if he anticipated there to be ‘needle’ between to the 2 units of gamers.

“They’re all nice gamers – you may go down the entire crew. Owen Farrell is a good chief. I’ve spoken to guys he has performed with and I understand how onerous he’s on the blokes.

“Marcus Smith is doing at worldwide degree. Ellis Genge is Ellis Genge, Maro [Itoje] is superb within the line-out, controlling the set piece and messing up the opposition set piece.

“They’re a tremendous crew. That’s the reason it’s onerous to win.”

South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is banned from having any half within the Springbok set-up on Saturday after he was punished for a string of tweets highlighting refereeing selections in his crew’s matches.

Kolisi say his crew will not be unsettled by his absence.

“Nothing stops, work carries on, it would not matter what occurs,” he stated.

“That’s the reason we’re lucky in coming from South Africa; not every part is ideal.”

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