Springboks

Jones eager to make history against Boks

Eddie Jones (Getty)
Eddie Jones (Getty)

Cape Town - England coach Eddie Jones is keen to see his side improve their away record against the Springboks.

Jones’ England will tour South Africa for a three-Test series in June next year.

It will be England’s first tour to these shores since 2012, when they lost the series 2-0, having drawn the final Test.

England are currently No 2 on the official World Rugby rankings and they will be confident claiming a series victory over the sixth-ranked Springboks, who have endured a torrid last two seasons.

READ: Boks slip below Scots in rankings

Through the years, England have only won three of 13 Tests against the Springboks played in South Africa - one each in 1972, 1994 and 2000.

Jones is eager for them to improve that record.

“A three-Test series against South Africa is going to be a big challenge but a fantastic opportunity for this team," Jones told England Rugby’s official website.

"England have only ever won three games in South Africa so we have a chance to create some history by winning the series.”

In overall the overall head-to-head stakes, the Boks lead England 23-13, with two draws.

Following the three-Test series next June, the two nations will also clash in a one-off Test at Twickenham on November 3, 2018.

Incoming series 2018 - South Africa v England:

June 9: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
June 16: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
June 23: Newlands, Cape Town


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