England vs South Africa preview: Who has the heavier pack? - Ruck

England vs South Africa preview: Who has the heavier pack?

England vs South Africa preview with the pack weights, form guides and line-ups revealed ahead of the big game at Twickenham.

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YOUNGEST PLAYER:

  • England: Bevan Ross – 21
  • South Africa: Ox Nche – 26

OLDEST PLAYER:

  • England: Courtney Lawes – 32
  • South Africa: Duane Vermeulen – 35
Courtney Lawes, Captain of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

SQUAD AVERAGE AGE:

  • England: 26.2-years-old
  • South Africa: 30-years-old

England vs South Africa: Last 6 meetings

  • South Africa, three wins
  • England, three wins

England’s autumn fixtures

HEAVIEST PLAYER:

  • England: Kyle Sinckler – 120kg
  • South Africa: Lood de Jager – 125kg

LIGHTEST PLAYER:

  • England: Marcus Smith – 82kg
  • South Africa: Cobus Reinach – 85kg
Try Celebrations for Marcus Smith of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

PACK WEIGHT:

  • England: 899kg
  • South Africa: – 910kg

England vs South Africa referee

  • Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Angus Gardner (RA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
  • TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Prediction

England 24-20 South Africa

Where to watch the Autumn Nations Series:

Prime members can watch the Autumn Nations Series live from 30th October with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online.

For a list of all compatible devices visit amazon.co.uk/watchanywhere.

England vs South Africa line-ups

England: Freddie Steward; Joe Marchant, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May; Marcus Smith, Ben Youngs; Bevan Rodd, Jamie Blamire, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes (captain), Sam Underhill, Tom Curry.

Replacements: Nic Dolly, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Sam Simmonds, Alex Dombrandt, Raffi Quirke, Max Malins.

South Africa: Willie le Roux; Jesse Kriel, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handré Pollard, Cobus Reinach; Ox Nché, Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Kwagga Smith, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies, Elton Jantjies, Frans Steyn.

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