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That door was closed.
They will hope that that will not translate itself into complacency, which has ever been the Springboks’ primrose path to defeat.
It happened even in the great days of Springbok rugby – the first Test in New Zealand in 1937, the third Test against the British and Irish Lions in 1938, France in 1958 and above all in 1984.
On one Saturday that year, they beat the Jaguars 50-18 in Pretoria and the next Saturday they lost to them 12-21 down the road in Bloemfontein.
Underdog is a more profitable starting position for the Springboks. But after their Pretoria victory, the Springboks will be favourites.
Even against the bolstered French, they will be favourites.
The Springboks made only one change to their team and that was forced on them by Jesse Kriel’s concussion.
France changed eight and brought in the players who had played in the final of the Top 14. There are changes at fullback, a outside centre (uncapped) and halfbacks and a further four in the pack – a loose forward, a lock, a prop and a hooker. The spine of the team looks stronger – hooker down through No.8 and halfbacks to fullback.
The uncapped outside centre is Damian Penaud, the 20-year-old son of Alain Penaud, who played for France in the 1990s.
One thing is sure – this French side will not stand back. Their coach has said, more than once, that the Springboks were too physical and athletic for them.
Expect a fightback – fire meeting fire, physical against physical. One just hopes that this potentially great conflict stays within the laws of the Game and its spirit – no repeat of 1961 and 1975.
Guy Novès is bound to have a plan.
The Springboks will surely not go planless into the fight.
If last week’s win translates itself into confidence, they could produce an even better performance this week.
There we have it – the Springboks looking up, an intriguing match and excellent winter weather. Let’s hope there will be more people than the 30 000 who inhabited Loftus Versfeld last week.
South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Francois Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds.
France: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Damian Penaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Yacouba Camara, 5 Yoann Maestri (captain), 4 Romain Taofifenua, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16 Clément Maynadier, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Uini Atonio, 19 Julien le Devedec, 20 Bernard le Roux, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Nans