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Eddie Jones has been brilliant for England since taking over as the head coach, but the Springboks will provide a big test for his sideReuters

England will want to continue their recent momentum when they host South Africa in an autumn international at Twickenham on Saturday. The England rugby union side have been a team transformed since Eddie Jones took over and that improvement will be put to the test again by the Springboks.

After the World Cup debacle of last year, when they bowed out tamely at home, England have looked like a different unit – well-drilled and one that knows their opponents and just how to hurt them.

All that is down to Jones, who has pushed his players hard and expected nothing but the best from them.

"You've seen the boss and what he demands of us and that filters down," England captain Dylan Hartley said. "He's expectant and I think we all are now."

Demanding the best alone will not be enough, actually going out there and executing the plans will be the key. When you are up against a strong side like the Springboks, who have not lost to England in nearly ten years, though, even this struggling South Africa side, that is never easy.

"We have been building for this game for a long, long time," Hartley added. "We have goals of where we want to be, we want to be the best in the world, and winning this game this weekend is a huge step for us going forward.

"Beating South Africa is just the next step in this team's progression."

South Africa have their own points to prove, particularly since they are coming off one of their most embarrassing defeats of all-time – when the All Blacks thumped them 57-15 at home. In a bid to overpower England, South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has gone with a strong, physical team, one that he hopes will find a way to pick up a win.

"I have selected the best possible team. We have to make sure we respect the conditions. It will be a proper Test match and it will most likely start up front. Tests are about set-piece and territory. You can't get territory if you can't get your set-piece in the right area. That's where it will be."

Where to Watch Live

England vs Springboks is scheduled for a 2.30pm GMT (8pm IST, 4.30pm SAST). Live Streaming and TV information is below.

India: No coverage.

England: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 1. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

New Zealand: TV: Rugby Channel.

Latin America: TV: ESPN.

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