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Robshaw: England win v South Africa 'a great feeling'

Chris Robshaw finally helped England beat South Africa Credit: PA

Chris Robshaw is relieved to have finally completed his collection of Rugby Championship scalps after England crushed South Africa 37-21 at Twickenham.

A decade of failure against the Springboks spanning 12 Tests, one of them ending in a draw, concluded with a four-try rout on Saturday that was settled the moment George Ford dashed over early in the second half.

Robshaw has been involved in four of those losses, all of them as captain, but was typically industrious as England extended their winning run to 11 games, with 10 of them delivered under the guidance of Eddie Jones, and Robshaw was delighted to keep the run going.

It's massive because I've played a number of times against South Africa and it's been a fixture in which you feel you're quite close, but you're not actually.

For us to get over that and get a comfortable scoreline is a great feeling. To see our hard pay off is great for the squad.

We left some points out there and we're a little bit disappointed to have conceded that last try, but as this series continues we'll get more fluid and show a bit of consistency.

We always want to improve on last season and when we first met up in the summer, we were very clear that yes it had been very good and we achieved what we wanted to, but it's been about kicking on and making sure that every time you go out there you produce as well as you can and keep things ticking over.

– PA


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