Rugby: South Africa and England battle to draw

England's Brad Barritt, center, attacks as South Africa's Bryan Habana, left, and teammates defend during their Rugby Test match against South Africa. Photo / Getty Images.
England's Brad Barritt, center, attacks as South Africa's Bryan Habana, left, and teammates defend during their Rugby Test match against South Africa. Photo / Getty Images.

South Africa and England drew 14-14 on Saturday in the final Test of a three-match series won 2-0 by the Springboks.

Recalled halfback Danny Care darted in for England's sole try in the 11th minute to give the tourists an early lead and a promising start to the third Test at a wet Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

But England lost five-eighth Toby Flood to injury early and South Africa ground their way back, with winger JP Pietersen's second-half score putting the Boks narrowly ahead.

Replacement Owen Farrell levelled with a late penalty and he and opposite number Morne Steyn both missed late field goal attempts.

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