England’s third and final match of their Autumn Internationals 2021 campaign, also known as the Autumn Nations Series, is against South Africa at Twickenham.
It will be the first time these two teams have met since the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Tokyo when the Springboks were crowned world champions. Time for a spot of revenge.
When is it?
Saturday, November 20.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is it on?
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What is the latest team news?
England have added Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh to their squad for the Autumn Nations Series.
Lynagh, the son of Australia great Michael Lynagh, was selected in an extended training group for the first time in September but was then jettisoned when Eddie Jones reduced his group for the Tests at Twickenham to 34 players.
The 20 year-old’s inclusion comes after the Wallabies last week expressed an interest in securing his national allegiance, while he is also qualified to play for Italy.
Harry Randall’s prospects of adding to the two caps he won in July appear remote after being forced to withdraw from the squad because of a hip flexor injury with fellow rookie Alex Mitchell taking his place.
Jones had earlier suffered a double blow when he lost Anthony Watson and Luke Cowan-Dickie to injury.
However, Maro Itoje’s participation in the three matches against Tonga, Australia and South Africa is not in doubt.
Itoje injured a shoulder in Saracens’ 71-17 victory against Bath but it is not thought to threaten his involvement. The prognosis was far bleaker for Bath wing Watson, though, who ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in a potential season-ending injury in the same game. He has been replaced in Jones’ squad by Harlequins centre Joe Marchant.
Watson’s participation in the Six Nations is also doubtful with ACL lay-offs typically ranging from seven to nine months, although he will be visiting a specialist knee consultant.
Exeter hooker Cowan-Dickie is likely to be out for at least two months after suffering what the Chiefs described as a “significant ankle injury” in their victory away to Wasps. That meant a reprieve for Saracens’ Jamie George, who was one of four 50-cappers Jones, the head coach, dropped from his squad along with George Ford and Billy and Mako Vunipola.