24 Jun 2012

England avoid series whitewash against Springboks

7:13 am on 24 June 2012

England have avoided a series whitewash battling to a 14-all draw with South Africa in the third and final rugby test in Port Elizabeth.

The result ends England's nine match losing streak against the Springboks and is just the second draw between the two teams.

Halfback Danny Care scored England's only try while winger J P Pietersen was the Springboks only try scorer.

South Africa had only themselves to blame for failing to win, with numerous handling errors and aimless tactical kicking against an England team which defended well.