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De Jongh set for Murrayfield start

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, reports Juan de Jongh is likely to run on against Scotland, while Pat Lambie is expected to be retained at flyhalf.

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Meyer laments lame attack

Heyneke Meyer described the Springboks’ conversion rate in the opposition’s 22m as ‘unacceptable’ and has demanded greater patience from his team in that zone.

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Boks still in search of balance

RYAN VREDE, in Edinburgh, writes the Springboks continue to exhibit the foundation for success with excellent defence, but are no further to curing their attacking deficiencies.

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Meyer: We avoided massive setback

Heyneke Meyer admitted the Springboks would have been ‘three steps backwards’ had they lost against Ireland but stressed the importance of victory in the education of his team.

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Boks banal then brilliant

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, watched the Springboks deliver one of the great turnarounds in their history to beat Ireland 16-12.

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Heaslip skipper as Strauss starts

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Jamie Heaslip has been named Ireland captain for Saturday’s Test against the Springboks, while South Africa-born Richardt Strauss will make his Test debut.

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Rise up, Ruan

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, writes Ruan Pienaar needs to make the transition from a highly competent Test player to a dominant one.

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Lambie gets his break

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Pat Lambie will start at flyhalf against Ireland, while Morne Steyn is still in the mix.

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