June 23, 2018 / 4:55 PM / 9 months ago

Rugby-England end barren run, beating Boks 25-10 at wet Newlands

CAPE TOWN, June 23 (Reuters) - Captain Owen Farrell kicked 20 points as England ended their five-match winless run with a deserved 25-10 victory over South Africa in the third and final test at a wet and windy Newlands on Saturday.

England played the better wet-weather rugby as they forced the Springboks, who ended up winning the series 2-1, into numerous errors with the platform for victory laid by a 14-6 penalty count in their favour.

Wing Jonny May also added a late try, superbly set-up by a kick from flyhalf Danny Cipriani, who was making his first start for England in a decade but had little other influence on the game in the difficult conditions.

The only try for the Boks came from centre Jesse Kriel as the home side, who made five changes for the test, battled to breach a resolute England defence. (Reporting By Nick Said Editing by Ian Chadband)

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