Successful has been the Springboks’ simplest riposte to accusations of playing a tiresome mark of rugby, but that defence was taken away on Sunday by an Australian group with a identical game belief.
After two easy wins over Argentina, the world champions had been horrified 28-26 by the Wallabies on the Gold Coast no matter welcoming attend key reinforcements in amount eight Duane Vermeulen and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk from damage.
Rather than the personnel changes, the Boks’ brains belief had viewed small must leave from the depended on system of energy and station half dominance that underpinned their 2-1 sequence victory over the British and Irish Lions.
They’re going to be contemplating in a different contrivance now after the Wallabies unlocked their no-frills game with a identical determination to now not accelerate the ball.
Dazzling to accumulate, the Springboks scored all three of their tries from line-out drives whereas never genuinely threatening to create one thru backline inspiration.
The Wallabies wanted finest a single attempt — and 23 aspects off the tee from recalled flyhalf Quade Cooper — to notify the Boks attend to earth.
All Blacks group had been unable to watch the game as they hastened to leave Robina Stadium after their 39-0 utilize over Argentina within the first match of the Check double-header.
However they’ll in reality utilize hobby within the Wallabies’ blueprint for victory when they sit down to watch the video earlier than attend-to-attend matches in opposition to the Springboks.
SA coach Jacques Nienaber will hope to own key attacking weapon Cheslin Kolbe attend after he injured his leg in coaching last week.
He’ll also opinion to flyhalf Handré Pollard to kick straighter within the Australia rematch in Brisbane on Saturday after he left treasured aspects on the topic on the Gold Coast.
That will be sufficient to fend off yet every other siege from the dogged Wallabies but would possibly possibly possibly now not be sufficient to quit the rampaging All Blacks in their tracks in two weeks’ time.