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Brutal Boks blunt Scots

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, watched the Springboks deliver an almighty defensive performance in the second half to beat Scotland 21-10 at Murrayfield.

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Boks must build on ‘ugly win’

Heyneke Meyer once again praised the character and accuracy his side showed on defence but stressed that significant improvements were still required.

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Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, writes that Chiliboy Ralepelle needs good counsel and to be honest with himself and accept he doesn’t have a future with the Springboks.

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De Jongh’s small problem

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, writes because of his size Juan de Jongh has to be exceptional to force Heyneke Meyer to consider him as a real solution to his outside centre problem.

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Bok babes a boon

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, reports Heyneke Meyer says the injury turmoil the team has had to endure this year has had positive spin-offs for their rookies that are starting to show now.

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Murray, Denton in for Scots

Scotland have made two changes from their starting side that lost to New Zealand and a further four alterations to their bench for Saturday’s against South Africa at Murrayfield.

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Boks striving hard for cutting edge

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, reports Springbok forwards coach and technical analyst Johann van Graan says the evolution of their attacking game will take time and is dependent on a range of factors.

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Northern lights boost Boks

Scrum coach Pieter de Villiers says there have been significant benefits from the inclusion of Europe-based players in the Springbok squad.

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