The 2 groups emerge from the tunnel to a cauldron of noise on the Stade de France, which is packed to the rafters.
Each units of gamers belt out their respective nationwide anthems earlier than taking on their positions forward of kick-off.
Here is one other reminder of the beginning line-ups, with England only one win away from the Rugby World Cup ultimate…
England: Steward, Might, Marchant, Tuilagi, Daly, Farrell, Mitchell; Marler, George, Cole, Itoje, Martin, Lawes, Curry, Earl.
South Africa: Willemse Arendse, Kriel, De Allende, Kolbe, Libbok, Reinach; Kitshoff, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Mostert, Kolisi, Du Toit, Vermeulen.