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England coach Stuart Lancaster has told his side they must win the "breakdown battle" if they are to overcome South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday. 

England's flanker James Haskell (L) attends a training session with teammates at Twickenham in London, on November 23, on the eve of their rugby union Test match against South Africa.

The hosts were well-beaten on that front during last weekend's 20-14 loss to Australia, with Wallaby openside flanker Michael Hooper dominating the breakdown and Australia on top in the scrum.

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