England must improve says Robshaw

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Chris RobshawCaptain Chris Robshaw says England must build on their Six Nations performance when they meet South Africa (-8 Match Handicap). Stuart Lancaster's side were only beaten by Grand Slam winners Wales in the tournament and take on the Springboks in the first of three Tests in Durban on Saturday.

Robshaw said "The Six Nations went well. But this is a step up and a new, exciting challenge. We want to build on what we've achieved so far. We understand how hard it is going to be, but that's why we play the game. "

He added "I'm sure the South Africans (1/3 to win the match) will make it intimidating, but we have to make sure we get off to a good start and not let them have the momentum."

England (+8 Match Handicap), who have not beaten the Springboks in South Africa since a 27-22 victory in Bloemfontein in 2000, will be playing their first Test since Stuart Lancaster was appointed head coach on a permanent basis.

Similarly, South Africa are playing their first Test under coach Heyneke Meyer and have had only had five days of training together, having not played since losing to Australia in the World Cup quarter-finals in October.

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