Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remainder of England's autumn series with an ankle injury the Sale flanker sustained against South Africa.
England were again grateful for another stray delivery from Marx, but it was only a matter of time before the visitors regained the lead and it was Nkosi who scored the opening try in the corner after more excellent work from the dominant Springboks forwards.
The clock had ticked past the 80-minute mark at Twickenham with England desperately trying to keep the Springboks at bay when Farrell smashed into replacement Andre Esterhuizen, knocking him back and dislodging the ball.
Pollard booted South Africa, missing key men with the Test falling outside the official worldwide window, into an early lead after Kyle Sinckler strayed offside and England were a man down with 15 minutes played when Itoje was shown a yellow card.
Shields was born in Masterton to English parents and played for Hurricanes before moving to Wasps and tasting Test rugby with England.More news: Voter turnout is hot a day before Election Day
"You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen".
World Rugby confirmed there were no citings from England's 12-11 victory over the Springboks at Twickenham, with Farrell's challenge on Andre Esterhuizen not meeting the red-card threshold.
"The most important thing is what we do next", Jones answered. Like, I don't understand this, guys.
"It was physical, it's probably not the style of rugby we're used to but they're extremely good at what they did".More news: Pogba has no regrets about United move ahead of Turin return
The African minnows also sit on a 12-game streak, having racked up their tries in wins over Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya (two each), Morocco and Senegal, and in two losses to Uruguay.
"Why is it always the most important game?"
'But look, it's an issue I don't really want to talk about.
"If you watch at full speed, he has a big run up on me and we both bounce off each other and end up on the floor", Farrell said after the match. You're going to do it at some stage.
This was England's first match since Jones had brought former All Blacks coach John Mitchell into his backroom staff as defence supremo.More news: Netanyahu: stability in Saudi Arabia vital