England beats South Africa 37-21, ends 10-year winless run

England's Owen Farrell goes over for a try during the rugby union international between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
AP

LONDON (AP) England ended its decade-long winless streak against South Africa in style by scoring four tries in a 37-21 victory at Twickenham, maintaining the team's 100 percent record under coach Eddie Jones.

It was a sixth loss in 10 games this year for the beleaguered Springboks, who led 9-7 after 30 minutes but were overwhelmed by a 23-point blitz by England in a 15-minute period either side of halftime.

Recalled pair Jonny May and Courtney Lawes grabbed tries for the home side in the first half before George Ford and Owen Farrell added more after the interval, as England extended its winning run to 11 games – 10 of which have come since Jones took charge after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The English hadn't beaten South Africa in their previous 12 meetings, stretching back to 2006, and this result highlighted the direction the two teams are heading.

Replacement Johan Goosen and fullback Willie le Roux scored second-half tries for the Boks.