JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa beat England 42-39 at Ellis Park on Saturday in the first test of their three-match series.

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South Africa 42 (Sibusiso Nkosi 2, Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux, Aphiwe Dyantyi tries; Handre Pollard 4 conversions, 3 penalties), England 39 (Mike Brown, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Jonny May tries; Farrell 4 conversions, penalty, Daly penalty). HT: 29-27