Allister Coetzee’s Bokke wil hardloop, but Ireland want to sheepdog them in the three-Test decider in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (5pm).
At least that’s the word coming from the Irish camp, with lock Devin Toner saying they are still hurting after the Boks managed a come-from-behind 32-26 win at altitude in Johannesburg last weekend to level the series.
Toner tells SuperSport: “We are definitely expecting them to start like they played in the last quarter in Johannesburg.
“After putting it together and winning like they did, they will have the confidence to play that way now.
“For us it is crucial that we just don’t allow them to pick up the momentum early in the game that they enjoyed towards the end of the last one.
“We just can’t let them run at us and we must not let them get over the gainline.
“They are very difficult to stop and hard to play against when you give them a chance to pick up momentum.
“We know we can negate them…”