South Africa could win their tenth straight victory over England when these two nations meet on Saturday at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.
South Africa have played England 34 times and South Africa have won 21 times overall and lost 12 times with one draw.
The average score when South Africa play England is South Africa 21 England 16 but in South Africa the average score is South Africa 29 England 17.
This month/tour the average score is South Africa 29 England 22.
South Africa and England have played each other 12 times in South Africa and South Africa have won 9 times of 75% of their matches against England.
South Africa have made three changes for this match and this team is arguably the weakest team they have fielded yet as they are on their third fullback and second choice centre as Frans Steyn will miss the match to get married.
Jacques Potgieter will also make his debut for the Springboks. The pressure will be on Morne Steyn this week as this is his last chance to hold on to his starting place for the upcoming Four Nations Rugby Championship and his form has not been that good.
England have made six changes for this week and have started most of the replacements who made such an impact against the Springboks last weekend in the second half. They have however lost their captain Chris Robshaw.
Although it was thought that the first test would be England's best chance it could be argued that injuries mean that this week is their best chance.
Two players to watch in this match for England are James Haskell and Thomas Waldrom. If they stay true to form Haskell will be yellow carded and Waldrom will get England the ball and the edge they need. Together they they may cancel each other out.
Haskell has struggled since moving to the Southern Hemisphere and has spent much time in the sin-bin. Waldrom made a big difference for England against the Barbarians last week and then when he came on Saturday in the second Test his arrival coincided with England's revival.
Waldrom is a former Hurricane and Crusader from New Zealand and qualifies for England through his grandmother. He was the Crusaders Player of the Year in 2009.
The Bookies have given England a 10 point start for this match - with an offer of Bet 5 and Get 50 in Bets. Each week England have bettered the Bookies odds so we are going against the bookies on this one and going out on a limb. England to sneak this one by a point.
This match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports.
Average score: South Africa 21 England 16.
Last five results
16 Jun 2012 SAF v ENG 36-27 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
09 Jun 2012 SAF v ENG 22-17 Kings Park Stadium, Durban
27 Nov 2010 SAF v ENG 21-11 Twickenham, London
22 Nov 2008 SAF v ENG 42-6 Twickenham, London
20 Oct 2007 SAF v ENG 15-6 Stade de France, Paris
South Africa's overall record against England
Played 34 , Wins 21, Losses 12, Draws 1
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official: Giulio De Santis (Italy)
Timekeeper: Albert Mocke (South Africa)
15 Gio Aplon, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (c), 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Replacements : 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Bjorn Basson.
15 Alex Goode , 14 Chris Ashton , 13 Jonathan Joseph , 12 Manusamoa Tuilagi , 11 Ben Foden , 10 Toby Flood , 9 Danny Care ,1 Alex Corbisiero , 2 Dylan Hartley (capt) , 3 Dan Cole , 4 Tom Palmer , 5 Geoff Parling , 6 Tom Johnson , 7 James Haskell , 8 Thomas Waldrom
Replacements , 16 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby) , 17 Joe Marler , 18 Mouritz Botha , 19 Phil Dowson , 20 Lee Dickson , 21 Owen Farrell , 22 Brad Barritt