Owen Farrell Manu Tuilagi Tommy Freeman Freddie Steward Damian De-Allende Eben Etzebeth London Rugby England South Africa city Tokyo New Zealand Owen Farrell Manu Tuilagi Tommy Freeman Freddie Steward Damian De-Allende Eben Etzebeth London Rugby England South Africa city Tokyo New Zealand

Bok centre De Allende hopes to be part of Twickenham fairytale as six-year losing streak haunts

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In LondonThat Springbok centre Damian de Allende made his international now in 2014, yet hasn't experienced a Bok win against England at Twickenham speaks volumes as to how England has turned the tables against South Africa at their rugby headquarters.South Africa's match-day 23 for Saturday's 45th encounter against England at 200 Whitton Road only has one survivor from the 31-28 win on 15 November 2014 in Eben Etzebeth, who has crossed 100 Test caps.Due to stiffer competition at centre, De Allende hasn't been able to rack up as many caps as Etzebeth, but the missing win at Twickenham rankles.READ | Marx: Boks ready to 'empty their tanks' at TwickenhamThe Boks haven't lost in New Zealand on their past two visits before Covid-19 struck, won the World Cup by beating England in Tokyo just over three years ago, but haven't done England over at home in eight years.Before England's home streak started with the 37-21 win on 12 November 2016, the Boks hadn't lost to England at Twickenham or anywhere since 25 November 2006.De Allende, along with six other teammates, was part of the 2016 humbling during Allister Coetzee's tenure and hopes to be on the winning side this time around. READ | Flogging the Bok brand?

Fat chance as SA Rugby ramp up race for private investment"I don't think I've played against England at Twickenham and beaten them," De Allende said."I have won a game or two here, but it was against other international teams, but it would be incredible because it's always a tough encounter."They're a great team, but they've also been up and down in the past few games.

I wouldn't say it's a weakness, but in the past two games, we were very close.England15 Freddie Steward, 14 Tommy Freeman, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell

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