England lock Joe Launchbury says the third Test against the Springboks at Newlands on Saturday will be no dead rubber.
The Springboks sealed the three-Test series with a 23-12 win in the second Test in Bloemfontein, following up their 42-39 victory in Johannesburg.
However, Launchbury told Sky Sports that England are desperate to get back on the winning trail after losing their last five Tests.
‘We have drawn a line under it in terms of the loss and we are desperate to move forward and improve and get that win that we have been desperate for all tour this weekend,’ Launchbury said.
‘But there are still some lessons to take from this weekend and we have put that into place. We trained well this morning. Hopefully, we can take the lessons which we probably did not pick up quick enough from Test one to two and implement that this weekend.
‘Unfortunately, a few key moments in the game went against us and that in Test rugby is all that matters.’
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