June 7, 2018 / 6:58 PM / 4 months ago

Factbox - South Africa vs England first test

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Factbox on the first test between South Africa and England at Ellis Park on Saturday:

When: June 9, 5.05 pm local (1505 GMT)

Where: Ellis Park, Johannesburg (Capacity: 62,567)

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 7

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-S’busiso Nkosi, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10-Handré Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Jean-Luc du Preez, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-RG Snyman, 3-Trevor Nyakane, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16-Akker van der Merwe, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Wilco Louw, 19-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20-Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21-Ivan van Zyl, 22-Elton Jantjies, 23-Warrick Gelant.

ENGLAND

World ranking: 3

Coach: Eddie Jones

Captain: Owen Farrell

Team: 15-Elliot Daly, 14-Jonny May, 13-Henry Slade, 12-Owen Farrell, 11-Mike Brown, 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs, 8-Billy Vunipola, 7-Tom Curry, 6-Chris Robshaw, 5-Nick Isiekwe, 4-Maro Itoje, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 2-Jamie George, 1-Mako Vunipola.

Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Harry Williams, 19-Brad Shields, 20-Nathan Hughes, 21-Ben Spencer, 22-Piers Francis, 23-Denny Solomona.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 38

South Africa wins: 23

England wins: 13

Draws: 2

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2016 England 37 South Africa 21 London

2014 England 28 South Africa 31 London

2012 England 15 South Africa 16 London

2012 South Africa 14 England 14 Port Elizabeth

2012 South Africa 36 England 27 Johannesburg

MATCHES IN JOHANNESBURG

Played: 3

South Africa wins: 2

England wins: 1

2012 South Africa 36 England 27

1984 South Africa 35 England 9

1972 South Africa 9 England 18

Compiled By Nick Said

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