Man for Man Marking in Bloemfontein ; Sports Week

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South Africa

Star performer

Schalk Burger

9

Back in the Bokke shirt and played as if he'd never been away. A tower of strength in every part of the game and rewarded at the end with a try.

Percy Montgomery

8

A 10 out of 10 kicking performance and overall enjoyed a comfortable afternoon. Under no pressure and had plenty of time when in possession .

Ashwin Willemse

6

Back after a lengthy injury, yet slid through with the minimum of fuss for his try. Produced at least one other eye-catching break during the game.

Wynand Olivier

6

Found himself wrong-footed a couple of times by Tait, but was otherwise solid in defence. Handled slickly when required to as the Boks swept forward.

Jean de Villiers

8

Where was Josh Lewsey when England needed him? The classy Stormers centre ran the length of the pitch again but this time no one stopped him.

Bryan Habana

9

A week on from snatching the Super 14 title for Bulls with an injury-time try, the quicksilver wing was at it again with two contrasting touchdowns.

Butch James

6

Another Test which will fail to convince the purists that he's the right man for the hallowed No 10 shirt. Seems a bit one- dimensional though very strong.

Ricky Januarie

5

May struggle to hold on to his place for next Saturday's Test in Pretoria. His passing was sloppy at times and his contributions in the loose negligible.

Deon Carstens

7

More like a training session than a serious international contest for the Sharks loose-head. Pulled Turner up, down, in, out and sideways at will.

John Smit

7

A couple of slightly wayward early line-out throws raised England's hopes unduly, but his all-round display was typically organised.

B J Botha

6

Did not find himself in much difficulty against Yates, but the impression one gets is that his role is to soften up the opposition before Van der Linde's arrival.

Bakkies Botha

6

An enforcer and not to be trifled with - thus viewed as a challenge by Regan. His fuse, short at the best of times, was lit, but little good it did England.

Victor Matfield

8

Age is certainly not withering this mighty and effective lock. Plucked most of his own line-out ball out of the sky and laboured hard at the coalface.

Juan Smith

8

At the end of a lung-bursting effort which saw him cover every inch of the ground, he still had the energy to rush down the wing in the last five minutes.

Danie Rossouw

7

Plugged the gaps as England probed speculatively earlier on, and was responsible for many of the turnovers that seized the initiative for his side.

Replacements

Gurthro Steenkaamp

6

Had a harder time of it than Carstens

C J Van der Linde

7

Demolition specialist, and another try

Johann Muller

6

Joined Matfield for last 20 minutes

Pierre Spies

7

Added muscle and impact later on

Ruan Pienaar

7

Delightful gliding run to set up a try

Frans Steyn

7

Star in the making, and a try to boot

Gary Botha

Not used.

England

Star performer

Nick Easter

7

The only England forward to start the game who physically matched up to the Springbok pack. …