After a decade of losses against South Africa, people are pretty chuffed at England's decisive victory

South Africa have lost five of their recent nine games, so Saturday's match shouldn't have been a difficult job for England's team - right? Well, it's not that easy - England hasn't beaten the Springboks in a decade, so a win would be a seriously big deal for the squad.

Luckily, a win is exactly what England delivered. Was it the prettiest or cleanest of matches? No, but the squad managed to get the job done and results are what really matter.

Prince Harry was on hand to lay a wreath of poppies at Twickenham, marking Remembrance Day.

Prince Harry
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Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments of the day was not anything sport-related, rather that Prince Harry wasn't accompanied by his new girlfriend Meghan Markle.

But on to the main event: the Springboks scored three points early doors, with some cracking play from Pat Lambie.

Pat Lambie
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Safe to say it wasn't a strong start from England, with the team making some elementary errors.

England were slow to get into their groove, but they arrived to the party when Jonny May scored a beautiful try.

Play was admittedly pretty scrappy.

But England then seemed to find their rhythm, and swept ahead comfortably after a dodgy first 10 minutes. Big up Courtney Lawes for scoring his first international try.

England vs South Africa
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The first half ended on a high as Elliot Daly scored a penalty from 51 metres. What's particularly impressive is that it's his first outing for England.

People were feeling pretty optimistic about England's chances going into the second half.

And luckily, England managed to bring it. A try from Ford and a penalty from Farrell really asserted England's dominance over South Africa, a team that was looking weaker by the second.

England rugby
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There might have been some unpolished play in the first half, but England were much more together in the second and seemed to be going from strength to strength.

Ben Youngs was on particularly fine form.

Ben Youngs
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It's a great result for manager Eddie Jones, rounding off his 10th consecutive win at the helm with a storming score of 37-21.

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