'It wasn't pretty but it was mighty effective'

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It was a brutal Test match. There was a lot going on out there, and our self-control was magnificent. All the key guys in the team kept their control when they could have lost it. People in general have got to look at what went on off the ball.

It was a brutal Test match. There was a lot going on out there, and our self-control was magnificent. All the key guys in the team kept their control when they could have lost it. People in general have got to look at what went on off the ball.

Clive Woodward, England manager

Paddy [O'Brien] called me over and said that both sides had been getting away with lots, and if anything else happened, then people would be in trouble. I told our players just to play rugby, and not get involved in anything.

Martin Johnson, England captain

There are lots of incidents to look at on tape but we are a physical side and so are they. We are also unhappy. Two of our players have concussion and one has a dislocated shoulder. Rugby is a tough game.

Rudi Straeuli, South Africa coach

It's very difficult to say where this result puts us. It is a lot easier to play against 14 than 15, there was a lot more space. But at the moment we don't really care. It is a lot of fun scoring tries, especially in front of a capacity crowd at home.

Will Greenwood, England try-scorer

It's a big win. It wasn't pretty but it was mighty effective. There's loads more to come from us – I think we are way off in terms of what we can get to.

Woodward

They came here as boys and they are going home as men.

Straeuli

I told my team: "Remember this moment, because next year we're going to be standing in Perth and we're not going to be the ones in this position."

Corne Krige, South Africa's captain

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