The World Champion Springboks were dealt a blow on Saturday evening when they fell to the British & Irish Lions, 22-17, in the first of the three Test series.
It can be safely said that the men in green are lacking some match-fitness as a strong start evolved into playing catch-up as they lost their way in the second half.
It is now do or die for the Boks who have to win the second Test in order to have a hope of taking the series, which will add a little more spice to the occasion.
We take a look at the stats columns to see who the top Springbok performers were.
Franco Mostert – 15
Eben Etzebeth & Pieter-Steph du Toit – 13
Malcolm Marx - 11
Damian de Allende - 14
Kwagga Smith – 12
Willie Le Roux & Handre Pollard – 6
Damian de Allende – 53
Handre Pollard - 51
Kwagga Smith – 35
Pieter-Steph Du Toit & Kwagga Smith – 3
Elton Jantjies, Willie Le Roux & Ox Nche – 2
Eben Etzebeth – 2
Trevor Nyakane, Faf de Klerk, Makazole Mapimpi, Willie Le Roux – 1