November 2, 2019 / 10:02 AM / 17 days ago

Rugby-South Africa lead England 12-6 at halftime in RWC final

YOKOHAMA, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked four first-half penalties as South Africa took a 12-6 lead into the break in the Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday.

England captain Owen Farrell replied with two of his own in a tense first half characterised by England errors after being placed under immense pressure by the South African pack.

Both sides were forced into making first-half replacements, with England tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler and South Africa hooker Mbongeni Mbonambi knocked out while South Africa lock Lood de Jager appeared to suffer a dislocated shoulder.

All three were injured while attempting tackles.

Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Tony Lawrence

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