Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus sends warning to Ireland after beating All Blacks

Pivac has performed the same role at the Scarlets since 2014.

But Murrayfield's cheers turned to silence a minute later when Jones tried to run out of his 22, was turned over by Damian de Allende and South Africa spread the ball right for Pollard to slice through.

The visitors were back in front within seconds, though, as Pollard danced home for their second - but a clever lineout move saw Scotland respond through Hamish Watson. "I think it's a sign of the team that we've become - if we do have a defeat like that we learn from it and then we come back out firing the following week".

It's a great challenge for us as a forward pack to test ourselves against arguably one of the best packs in the world. Whatever it is -- if it's serious and Siya's in the wrong, then what comes our way we have to accept. His cover tackle stopped Tommy Seymour in the second half, he scooped 18 individual points and his excellence only highlighted the inconsistent nature of his opposite number because Finn Russell had one of his up-and-down displays. You are not going to dominate every game or every period of every game.

The Springboks stunned the All Blacks in New Zealand in September but lost 32-30 when the two sides clashed again last month and South Africa blew a big lead in that Pretoria test.

"It would be nice to have a clean sweep in the autumn and start thinking about the Six Nations".

Laidlaw kicked the penalty to tie it at 20 but South Africa returned the pressure to have two penalty shots.

Scarlets hooker Ryan Elias came up with a dramatic and late match-winning try in that encounter in the American heat, but the two teams which will meet at Principality Stadium this weekend could be very different.

The Boks' recent woes against Wales, specifically, must be especially frustrating to South Africans who still quite clearly remember the golden stint between 2000 and 2014 when the Springboks won as many as 16 in a row against the men in red and just seemed to have their measure even in the tightest of contests.

"What has to improve if we play them again?" he added "Probably trying to adapt a little bit quicker to the defence that they were showing".

Erasmus said lock Eben Etzebeth, the most experienced member of the tour squad, will be assessed on Tuesday to prove his fitness after missing the last two tests in Paris and Edinburgh.

"I think going forwards, Welsh rugby is in a good place, and it's nice to have those headaches".

'I've played a few times against him, he's a world-class player, world-class fullback and a world-class goal-kicker who doesn't miss.

"I have always been aggressive in my thinking, I back myself and I back the team but it's disappointing".

Le Roux returned with South Africa still in front.

Vanessa Coleman

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