England prepared for aerial assault

South Africa will be playing their first test under new coach Heyneke Meyer and all indications are that the Springboks will persist with the kick-and-chase game that Meyer made liberal use of during his time as coach of the Bulls, a South African Super Rugby franchise.

“We would like to say we are well prepared for it. We have definitely done enough (training),” Ashton told reporters.

“It is South Africa’s trademark and how they play. It is something they are really good at — kick chase and getting under the ball and running it back. It is almost a 50/50 contest with the ball being up in the air so you have got to make sure we have got support and people behind us to help us out because it is something they use as a weapon and they do it well — hopefully we will be ready for it,” he said. — Supersport.