The stands might have been deserted for Dawid Malan’s homecoming heroics in Paarl, but England’s matchwinner was able to identify a couple of friendly faces as he dragged his side to a Twenty20 series victory over South Africa.
Dawid Malan returned to his former home ground to guide England to a series-clinching Twenty20 victory over South Africa.
England and France will contest the final of the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham on Sunday after the rivals posted big wins in the final round of group matches. Here the PA news agency examines five things we learned from Saturday’s action.
Adil Rashid starred with an exemplary spell of leg-spin as England kept South Africa to 146 for six in the second Twenty20 international in Paarl.
Ben Youngs insists the influence of Shaun Edwards ensures that even a France team severely depleted by rugby politics will be formidable adversaries in Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup final.
Johnny Williams has urged Wales fans to keep their patience and he says that Wayne Pivac’s squad will “keep moving forward”.
Eddie Jones compared Wales’ threat of a comeback in England’s 24-13 victory over Wales at Parc y Scarlets to watching the horror film ‘Psycho’.
England booked their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final by beating battling Wales 24-13 at Parc y Scarlets.
Ex-Aston Villa midfielder Gordon Cowans has vowed to savour the good times as he battles with Alzheimer’s.
Ashley Giles was named as the new England limited-overs head coach on this day in 2012.
George Ford has warned England they face motivated opponents determined to prove their critics wrong when they look to secure their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final.
Jonny Bairstow insisted he had no intention of letting his ego get in the way after embracing his ever-changing role in the England set-up with a career-best Twenty20 innings against South Africa.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti paid tribute to Napoli’s idol and his good friend after Diego Maradona was buried in a private ceremony in Argentina.
Alun Wyn Jones says that Wales’ focus will be firmly on themselves rather than the opposition in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash against England.
Jonathan Joseph has ruled out the prospect of stumbling into a Welsh ambush at Parc y Scarlets as he knows a victory over England would propel their fierce rivals out of the doldrums.
The end of the second national lockdown on December 2 will see the introduction of a tougher tier system in England, with 99% of the country to be placed in the top two tiers of restrictions.
Fierce rivals Wales and England meet in Llanelli on Saturday as the Autumn Nations Cup pool phase reaches a conclusion.
England could be drawn in a World Cup qualifying group with Wales and one of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or Scotland next month.
England are preparing to take the field in their first overseas international in more than nine months on Friday, with captain Eoin Morgan admitting he is still looking for the perfect formula in Twenty20 cricket.
Eddie Jones has packed his midfield with ringmasters but England’s head coach has warned Wales they will not be arriving at Parc y Scarlets in dinner suits.
Tier 2 of the latest restrictions to be implemented across large parts of England after national lockdown ends will “hold the line” but not bring cases down, the chief medical officer for England said.
Wales flanker James Botham admits it is a “dream come true” to play against England.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock knows from first-hand experience not to be taken in by Ben Stokes’ modest Twenty20 record.
Wales boss Wayne Pivac is braced for England to test his team “across the park” in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash at Parc y Scarlets.
Eddie Jones insists England’s climax to the Autumn Nations Cup group phase is against a Wales side desperate to rescue an abysmal year by upstaging their greatest rivals.
Tom Curran has backed cricket decision makers to keep on innovating as he prepares to experience white-ball cricket’s latest batch of changes in 2021.
Cardiff Blues scrum-half Lloyd Williams will make his first Wales start for four years in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash against England.
England have named George Ford at fly-half in their only change for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash with Wales at Parc y Scarlets.
Josh Adams and Jonny May look set for a head-to-head battle on Saturday that could see world champions South Africa provided with some sobering viewing.
England centre Henry Slade is determined to continue piling up the silverware by adding the Autumn Nations Cup to the titles collected last month.