Instead, Rassie Erasmus’ charges know they have a lot to improve on if they want to wrap up the three-match series 2-0 with a win in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
One of the areas where they would like to see improvement is the rolling maul, according to lock RG Snyman, who made his debut in the victory at Ellis Park.
Snyman, who enjoyed a great first outing in the Green and Gold along with fellow debutants Sbu Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyanti, says: “There is still a lot of work for us.
“They’ve got to Faf [de Klerk around the fringes] a bit.
“There is a bit of work for us there and we also put in a lot of work on our mauls.”
Of what their visitors will bring to the party in Bloemfontein, Snyman adds: “They’ve also learnt the same as we did. They’ll just come back harder this week, so will we.”
Snyman, operating at No.4 lock for the Boks, reveals that he looked up to the likes of Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield growing up.
And he adds that he will be more than comfortable to switch from No.4 to No.5.
Snyman explains: “It really doesn’t matter [what jersey I’m wearing]. The only difference is at lineout time where you get to make the calls [at No.5].
“Some of our locks are playing at flank, so it won’t be such a big problem [to switch].”
Coach Erasmus will name his side for the Bloem clash today and one of those locks-cum-flankers Pieter-Steph du Toit is a shoo-in to replace Jean-Luc du Preez at the side of the scrum.
Another possible change could come in the front row where Erasmus will possibly swap Wilco Louw, who is lacking sharpness, for another Stormer Frans Malherbe at tighthead.