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The home side will be brimming with confidence after their recent win over Fiji while South Africa will be keen to build on last weekend’s victory over France, after losing narrowly to England in their opening November international.
Townsend’s charges will be hoping to continue where they left off against Fiji last weekend where a superb second-half performance – they scored 33 unanswered points – guided them to an impressive 54-17 win at Murrayfield.
By contrast, South Africa had to dig deep for their narrow 29-26 triumph over Les Bleus in Paris with a try in injury time from Bongi Mbonambi securing their victory.
This will be the first encounter between these sides since they faced each other during the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England when the Springboks ran out 34-16 winners in Newcastle.
Apart from that victory, the Boks have also been victorious in the last five matches in this fixture and their last visit to Murrayfield was a happy one as they secured a 28-0 win over their hosts in 2013.
Scotland’s last win against South Africa was registered in 2010 when they beat the two-time world champions 21-17 at Murrayfield.
Townsend, who was an assistant coach at that time, knows his charges will face a tough challenge this weekend and he expects a bruising encounter.
“South Africa have made a lot of improvements over the last three or four months, beating the All Blacks in New Zealand and putting in an 80-minute performance to defeat France in Paris, which underlines their quality,” he said.
“Their traditional strength has always been their physicality and this remains a key point of difference for them. We expect them to be confrontational and powerful in their ball carrying, their defence and also at set-piece time. It will be a great challenge for our forward pack in particular.
“South Africa have always had a smart kicking game with an excellent chase but what we’ve seen over the past few months is an ambition to move the ball from counter attack and a push to get their forwards passing the ball more.
“Our defence will have to be strong to nullify this ambitious attacking game plan.
“We’re looking forward to playing one of the best teams in the world and playing once more in front of a sell-out crowd at Murrayfield.”
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Josh Strauss, 20 Jamie Ritchie, 21 Ali Price, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Cheslin Kolbe