England caught in South Africa’s headlights during Rugby World Cup final

South Africa sprang the surprises yet turned up to the party very much on time as they claimed rugby’s greatest prize in Yokohama on Saturday. England, caught in headlights on unforgiving full beam, cast shadows of last week’s men.The game plans played out as winning head coach Rassie Erasmus imagined they ought to, trapping England in a nightmare of having played their final seven days early. They were left rubbing their eyes at full-time after the wake-up call of their lives. How, they were…

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