It was the end of a long season for Rassie and the boys and it showed on Saturday when Wales beat the Springboks 20-11.
If Rassie wanted a video of what not to do in a test match the he just needs this match video to show his players.
Wales was definitely up for the match and they gave the Springboks no inch on attack. They were able to knock the Boks back and that is were it started to go wrong for the Springboks.
Without dominance upfront and forward ball the back looked average on attack. Their passing game was well below standard and Pollard will be the first to tell you he had a poor game.
At one point it looked like players was standing in each others way with too many forwards in the midfield which gave the Welsh turnover ball.
With the win Wales have made it a clean sweep for the November series with nine wins back to back.
The Springboks was fast out of the block and had Pieter Steph Du Toit over in the corner early on but he stepped out and the try was not given.
For the first 10 minutes the Springboks were all over Wales with all the ball but they could not finish.
Wales started to get more ball and Jenkins got through a Marx tackle to send Francis over for the first try of the test.
Wales quickly extended the lead with another try this time through Williams stepping pass the Boks.
With 14-0 down the Springboks was always going to play catch-up rugby and they found it difficult against a good defensive Wales side.
Pollard did put the Boks on the board from a penalty which was the only points for them in the half.
The Springboks camped in the Wales twenty two in the last ten minutes of the half but was unable to get over.
Kriel did went over at one point but the TMO and referee could not see the ball on the ground and no try was given.
Kriel crossed the line in the second half after a strong carry from Duane Vermeulen and quick hands from Willie le Roux in the build-up.
The Springboks kept attacking but they could only show another penalty from Jantjies for it. The game was close before
Dan Biggar had replaced Anscombe by then and in the 69th minute he punished a Bok infringement at a breakdown when he slotted the resulting penalty.
There was some controversy at that breakdown as the referee did not pick up a Wales player going off his feet on a player on the ground.
And in the 72nd minute, the Boks strayed offside on defence and Biggar added his second penalty which gave his side a 20-11 lead.
The game’s closing stages was a frantic affair as the Boks tried desperately to haul in their hosts but it wasn’t to be as Wales’ defence held firm.
It was not a test Rassie and the boys want to remember and with a 50% on the November series the Springboks did not achieve what they set out to do.
A lot of work lies ahead next year before the world cup and our players have to get our skill levels up by them.
Tries: Francis, L Williams
Cons: Anscombe 2
Pens: Biggar 2
For South Africa:
Pens: Pollard, Jantjies
Nick Mallett sums it up nicely
📺WATCH: Here's Nick Mallett's analysis of the Springboks' loss to Wales – a team who have won nine consecutive matches and remain third in the World Rugby Rankings 🏉 pic.twitter.com/owfq8Rr0Yg— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) November 25, 2018