England v South Africa
Head to Head - England v South Africa
November 22, 2008
Springbok flanker Schalk Burger meets some English resistance during last season's World Cup final © Getty Images
England and South Africa will go head-to-head on Saturday at Twickenham with a huge amount of pride at stake.
England will be hungry to avenge their defeat in last season's Rugby World Cup final, while Peter De Villiers' men will be keen to complete an unbeaten tour following victories over Wales and Scotland this month.
The two sides have shared some titanic struggles since their first meeting at Crystal Palace in 1906, with South Africa holding the edge with 17 wins out of 30 Tests. England have not beaten the Springboks in their five most recent clashes with their most recent reverse coming in in Paris last year.
However, between 2000 and 2006 England defeated the Boks on seven occasions.
England v South Africa Match Stats
Played 30; England won 12; South Africa won 17; One drawn match
First Test: England 3 - 3 South Africa, Crystal Palace, December 8, 1906
Latest Test: South Africa 15 - 6 England, Rugby World Cup Final, Stade de France, October 20, 2007
Drawn Match: England 3 - 3 South Africa, Crystal Palace, December 8, 1906
England's largest winning margin: 50 points - England 53-3 South Africa, Twickenham, November 23 2002
South Africa's largest winning margin: 48 points - South Africa 58-10 England, Bloemfontein, 26 May 2007
South Africa's winning sequence: Five tests; November 25, 2006 to present day
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