And yet we should have beaten the world champions when we got there.
How? England played their ground game to perfection, boring and stifling. SA's coach flexed his squad to accommodate that and won.
SA's coach adapted his team to the game England forced and won it. A lot made of taking the stand-off after 30 mins, taking Kolisi off, taking Etzebeth off. But, he won. Superb coaching. England had 1 game plan, kill the game. It nearly won, but didn't.
They passed the ball tonight against the Argies for a bit and it paid dividends. Until the Argies started came back and they reverted to type. And let them back in.
England need a re-think. The likes of NZ, SA, Ireland, France don't play like that anymore, England are out-dated. Finishing 3rd, great. They're not going to win it like that.