South Africa ratings
15 Zane Kirchner 6Solid under high ball and kicked well but largely anonymous.
14 JP Pietersen 6
Almost burst through Sexton in the first half and sin-binned for a cheap shot on Henry. Quiet.
13 Jaco Taute 6
No threat and looked exactly what he is: a fullback masquerading at outside centre.
12 Jean de Villiers (capt) 8
Brought his hard-running power to proceedings but his half-time speech had the most telling impact.
11 Francois Hougaard 6
Some way off the expected standard of a Springbok winger.
10 Pat Lambie 6
Kicked his points. Competent and that was enough.
9 Ruan Pienaar
A classy player who always makes the right decisions and made some timely defensive interventions.
1 CJ van der Linde 7
Only on the field due to injuries but still better than your average Test prop.
2 Adriaan Strauss 8
A leader in this young Springbok group. Carried well and battered opponents throughout.
3 Jannie du Plessis 7
He’s big without being powerful, efficient without being destructive.
4 Eben Etzebeth 7
Should become household name in the future. Clever lineout operator.
5 Juandré Kruger 7
Will always be compared to Victor Matfield but still made an impact.
6 Francois Louw 7
Relentless presence at the breakdown eventually worked. Some amazing cover tackles.
7 Willem Alberts 8
Inflicted pain to anyone he came into contact with – 18 stone of constant battering.
8 Duane Vermeulen 7
A few cheap shots but part of a pack that ensured it became a dead game.
Heinke van der Merwe won a vital penalty and Marcell Coetzee put in some shuddering hits.