Erasmus takes positive out of England loss

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admitted that it was not pleasant losing in the manner they did against England on Saturday but said there were a few positives to take out of the 12-11 loss at Twickenham. Erasmus says it was a worthwhile experience for scrumhalves Ivan van Zyl and Embrose Papier to get some game time and for fullback Damian Willemse. The Springboks arrived in Paris this afternoon and were joined by England based scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, fullback Willie Le Roux, flank Francois Louw and France based utility back Cheslin Kolbe.