Saracens - Farrell's boot secures England win over Springboks

Jun 25, 2018

Farrell's boot secures England win over Springboks


England’s tour of South Africa ended with victory on Saturday courtesy of Owen Farrell’s boot.

The Saracens fly-half, who captained his country in all three Tests, kicked 20 points as Eddie Jones’ side ran out 25-10 winners over the Springboks.

Veteran hooker Schalk Brits made his return in green and gold from the bench, going up against his former team-mate Jamie George.

While England may have lost 2-1 in games, there were a lot of positives to take from a Saracens perspective.

Ten of the Wolfpack were called up by Jones with Nick Isiekwe earning a first start, Ben Spencer winning his first cap and Mako Vunipola receiving his 50th.

George started every game as did Maro Itoje who opened his England account with a try in Johannesburg; Farrell, who also crossed in Joburg, accumulated 38 points in total.

Ben Earl, Nathan Earle and Alex Lozowski didn’t get the opportunity to wear the red rose on a game day but the experience from the tour will have helped their development going forward.

One bit of bad news was Billy Vunipola returning early after the re-fracturing his arm.

The tourists will begin pre-season training at the end of July.

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