Sunday cover: Springboks edge England

The National's Sport cover for the Sunday, November 16 issue, featuring South Africa rugby edging England 31-28 at Twickenham in an Autumn international.

The National’s Sport cover for the Sunday, November 16 issue, featuring South Africa rugby edging England 31-28 at Twickenham at an Autumn international.

The 2015 World Cup hosts put in a spirited fightback from 20-6 down to draw even at 20-20 at one point, but the Springboks ultimately proved too much.

“We are not going to feel sorry for ourselves,” said England coach Stuart Lancaster after the loss.

“I believe in what we are doing. The players are being tested at the highest level and a lot of them are turning up.”

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer, meanwhile, was impressed by his English opponents.

“I think they can have a great World Cup. Maybe we can meet them in the final at Twickenham.”

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Published: November 16, 2014 04:00 AM

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