England have ended a run of six straight defeats after beating South Africa 25-10 in the final game of the test series in Cape Town.

In a try-less first half, two penalties from the boot of Owen Farrell saw the tourists go into the break with a 6-3 lead.

A Jessie Kriel try soon into the second half saw the Springboks go ahead, but Farrell ensured the scoreboard kept ticking in England’s favour.

Jonny May went over in the corner after a superb Danny Cipriani cross-field kick to give England their first and only try in the match.

The game was played in very wet conditions but it was a much-improved performance from the tourists, who were able to grind out a deserved victory with Owen Farrell slotting home late on to make the final score 25-10.

The Springboks wrapped up a series win after their victory in Johannesburg but England will return home feeling slightly more upbeat after today’s display.

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