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Player ratings: Walking tall

Their strong forward pack laid the foundation for their victory with lock Lood de Jager and scrumhalf and captain Fourie du Preez the standout performers.

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15 Willie le Roux

Read the game well from the back and once again provided the Boks' with an attacking spark when he joined the backline. 

8/10

14 JP Pietersen

Was a thorn in the Scottish side with his eye for the gap and he also got on the scoreboard again with a try. Notched up plenty of metres with his runs and was solid on defence as well. A fantastic performance by the wing.

8/10

13 Jesse Kriel

A very quiet day at the office for the youngster. He did not get much of the ball on attack and when he did get his chances he was well marked out wide.

6/10

12 Damian De Allende

He is a monster with ball in hand and you could sense the fear in Duncan Weir and Matt Scott when he ran at them. He gave his team some good go forward ball and beat defenders with ease.

8/10

11 Bryan Habana

Kept the Scottish on their toes under the high ball and also made a good couple of runs. It was a good outing for the veteran wing who also got a try. 

8/10

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10 Handré Pollard

Was brave in attack and gave his backline some great width with his passing. He also put in some big hits on defence. His goal kicking was superb, but his kicking out of hand still needs work.

7/10

9 Fourie du Preez (captain)

Another world-class performance by the veteran and he was one of the best players on the field. He gave his team direction on attack once again with his decision-making and kept the Scottish defence guessing with his quick service at the breakdown.

9/10

8 Duane Vermeulen

Made more metres with ball in hand than any other forward on the park and dominated the collisions as well. He is definitely getting back to his best. 

8/10

7 Schalk Burger

Tackled like a man possessed and crossed the gain line on a number of occasions. He linked well with the players around him with some great offloads on attack. It was another industrious performance by the flank. 

8/10

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6 Francois Louw

He won a lot of ball on the ground and also carried the ball well. The flank also showed some nice touches with the ball in open play.

7/10

5 Lood de Jager

The big lock probably played is best game for the Springboks so far. He put his team on the front foot on a number of occasions and it often took about three Scottish players to bring him down. To put it simply, he was the best player on the field.   

9/10

4 Eben Etzebeth

Made a big impact on defence where he stopped a lot of Scottish players in their tracks. His big physical frame also kept the Scots busy on defence. 

8/10

3 Jannie du Plessis

Although he got yellow carded, it was a much improved performance by the prop. He held his own in the scrums and showed still has that grit which is need up front. He still need to do more work around the field.

6/10

2 Bismarck du Plessis

Showed some raw power going forward with ball in hand and made metres every time he got the ball. His line-out throwing was also superb.

8/10

1 Tendai Mtawarira

The prop gave Willem Nel a hard time in the scrums. He was also good in defence, but needs to show more aggression in the tackle. 

7/10

Replacements:

16 Adriaan Strauss (On for B du Plessis, 53 min)

Continued where Bismarck du Plessis left off in the line-outs with some good throwing.

6/10

17 Trevor Nyakane (On for T Mtawarira, 60 min)

Put in some big hits on defence and was solid in the scrums. However, he did not carry the ball once in the 20 minutes he was on the field.

5/10

18 Frans Malherbe (On for J du Plessis, 50 min)

Had another good showing in the scrums when he came on. He only carried the ball once, but it was a good carry. 

6/10

19 Pieter-Steph du Toit (On for L de Jager, 75 min)

Not enough time to be rated.

20 Willem Alberts (On for S Burger, 69 min)

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Ruan Pienaar (On for F du Preez, 77 min)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Pat Lambie (On for J Pietersen, 70 min)

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Jan Serfontein (On for D de Allende, 75 min)

Not enough time to be rated.

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