The Springboks will fight for their lives against the All Blacks.
On current form, Allister Coetzee’s struggling side will have to when they take on the all-conquering world champions in Christchurch tomorrow (9.35am).
Otherwise they will get slaughtered. South Africa are on a two-match losing streak while New Zealand have lost just three times in the last four years.
And Kiwis boss Steve Hansen reckons his team will have to be ready for the desperate Boks.
He says: “The Boks will be desperate, won’t they. They’re proud people, and if we were in the same situation I know how desperate we would be.
“They might not have the confidence you get from winning but they’re going to be well prepared.
“They’re a physical team and we’ve got to expect what’s coming… if that means they’re going to be told to rip our heads off then that might be the case. I’d say they’re in the mood to do that; we just need to be in the mood to stop them.”