World champions South Africa put a dent in England’s November recovery as they ran in two second half tries to notch a seventh successive victory over the.
A week after putting the Wallabies to the sword at Twickenham, Lewis Moody’s English side ran into an altogether more physical Springbok outfit.
It was 6-6 at the interval, with Toby Flood and Morne Steyn swapping penalties, but the Boks took charge after the break to race to a 21-11 victory that made up for their shock defeat against Scotland last weekend.
Tries from Willem Alberts and Lwazi Mvovo took the South Africans clear and Steyn added a conversion and a third penalty to stretch the lead to 21-6.
There was some consolation for England with a last gasp interception try from full back Ben Foden, but they ended well beaten.