Is England vs South Africa on TV? Kick-off time and how to watch rugby Test match online today

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England are flying right now after cruising past a stubborn Australia and showcasing some fine rugby along the way.

The world champions South Africa provide a step up in class though, with their dominant brand of rugby the ultimate test as to how far Eddie Jones has inspired evolution in the ranks.

FOLLOW LIVE: All the action as England face South Africa

The scrum should be key at Twickenham but England will hope to lean on their playmakers too, with Marcus Smith shining last weekend to take out the Wallabies.

A win here for the hosts would round off what has been a mightily impressive season, while also exacting revenge after defeat two years ago in the World Cup final.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is England vs South Africa?

England vs South Africa kicks off at 3.15pm GMT on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 at Twickenham Stadium, London.

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re not an Amazon Prime Video subscriber, start a free 30-day trial here.

You can watch a live stream through the Prime Video app on most mobile devices.

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Team news

Courtney Lawes steps up as captain in the absence of Owen Farrell, with Eddie Jones changing up his backline.

Manu Tuilagi is back at centre, with Harlequins’ Marchant shifted out from his preferred centre role to the wing. That means Max Malins and Adam Radwan start from the bench.

Marcus Smith will look to work his magic again from fly-half, with Henry Slade, a vice-captain alongside Tom Curry, primed to feature at outside centre.

The Springboks draft in Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager after victory over Scotland.

The teams

England

15 Freddie Steward, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Bevan Rodd, 2 Jamie Blamire, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Courtney Lawes (c), 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Tom Curry.

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 0 Handre Pollard, 9 Cobus Reinach, 1 Ox Nché, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 3 TrevorNyakane, 4 Ebenezer Etzebeth, 5 Lood de Jager, 6 Siya Kolisi, 7 Kwagga Smith, 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Prediction

This will be a physical matchup that is tough to call, but despite the Boks finding their rhythm against Scotland in the second half, we’ll go with the hosts to edge this one, perhaps with some Marcus Smith magic to make the difference.

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