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Senior gamers have taken possession of poor type – Youngs
South Africa v England – second Take a look at
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein Date: Saturday, 16 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST
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England’s senior gamers have taken the lead this week in a bid to rescue the aspect’s poor run of type, stated scrum-half Ben Youngs.

Final weekend’s 42-39 defeat by South Africa in Johannesburg was England’s fourth Take a look at defeat in a row.

“The senior gamers have taken a good quantity of possession,” Youngs informed BBC Sport.

“We have been ensuring everyone seems to be conscious of what must be completed.”

Quantity eight Nathan Hughes added: “The conferences have been run by the gamers themselves and it is good to see the gamers taking possession.”

England face the Springboks within the second Take a look at in Bloemfontein on Saturday with the three-Take a look at sequence on the road.

Head coach Eddie Jones will announce his beginning XV on Thursday at 11:30 BST.

‘Defence is costing us’

England’s ends in 2018 have been described as a “horror present” by World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward.

The loss in Johannesburg got here after a fifth-placed end within the Six Nations and a chastening defeat by the hands of the Barbarians in a non-cap match on the finish of Could.

Defence and self-discipline are two areas of focus in accordance with Youngs, with England conceding 12 penalties at Ellis Park and transport 5 tries.

“Defence has value us a couple of occasions during the last 5 video games and we have to ensure we tackle that rapidly,” he added.

“Self-discipline has [also] been little bit of a theme the previous few video games and it has definitely put us underneath extra stress than we would have liked to.”

“We talked about it and reviewed it closely and we have to ensure in coaching driving we’re these requirements and something 50/50 in coaching we have to go away.

“The people are absolutely conscious that on the weekend a few of these penalties had been extremely avoidable and pointless. If we wish to win [on Saturday], we’ve to chop that down by no less than half.”

Youngs is England is tackled by Faf de Klerk and Franco Mostert within the first Take a look at

‘No rivalry with Faf’

Youngs, 26, has performed down his personal head-to-head rivalry with Springbok pivot Faf de Klerk, who ran amok because the hosts got here from 24-Three down within the sequence opener.

“It is not me versus Faf [de Klerk], it is about what must be completed for the group,” he stated.

“We have now no particular plans for him. Will probably be no completely different from the week earlier than – we simply did not execute it.

“We have put an enormous emphasis on ensuring we’re setting early in defence and chopping down the time and house that we gave him on the weekend. You simply cannot afford to do this.”

Regardless of the depressing run, Youngs insists the temper within the camp is upbeat and his aspect are poised to stage the sequence on Saturday.

“We’re wanting ahead to the weekend and we’re determined to get the win. The temper within the camp is totally good – it is simply desperation now to get the outcome we’re all craving.

“We nonetheless really feel we are able to win the sequence 2-1 and that is precisely what we wish to do.”

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