How the Boks rated
Rugby writer Craig Ray rates the Springbok players after the second test against England in Johannesburg.
6: Pat Lambie - Solid and brave after twisting his ankle. The injury limited his movement.
9: JP Pietersen - Possibly his best game in green and gold. All energy, power and vision. England unable to contain him.
6: Jean de Villiers - Solid, if unspectacular. Had his hands full with Manu Tuilagi but held his own and showed good touches with ball in hand.
7: Frans Steyn - Strong attacking weapon in first half when all his skills were on display. Less influential at fullback.
6: Bryan Habana - Did all that was expected of him, but it was one of those games that didn't run his way.
6: Morne Steyn - His erratic goal-kicking remains a mystery but his ability to lead the attack was top notch.
7: Francois Hougaard - Responded to criticism after first test with polished performance, shielded more by his pack.
7: Pierre Spies - He has improved since Heyneke Meyer had some pointed words with him last month.
8: Willem Alberts - A one-man wrecking ball but also has underrated subtle skills. England battled to contain him again.
8: Marcell Coetzee - He has so much energy and seldom failed to take the ball over the advantage line in contact.
6: Juandre Kruger - Was solid in the set piece and useful around the park before an injury cut short his afternoon.
7: Eben Etzebeth - All fire and brimstone, using supreme athletic gifts superbly. Took several lineouts and was visible in the tight-loose.
7: Jannie du Plessis - Scrummed strongly and always a willing ball-carrier close to fringes of the rucks, Created some panic in the English defence.
9: Bismarck du Plessis - Massive game, smashing his way over the advantage line, stealing ball on the deck and generally creating havoc.
7: Tendai Mtawarira - Scrummed well and ran good support in the loose while also hitting rucks with venom.
4: Adriaan Strauss - Hardly featured. One of the men on the pitch when the scrum fell to pieces.
4: Werner Kruger - Battled in the scrums, contributed little else.
5: Flip van der Merwe - Toiled manfully but, as a part of a rejigged tight five, was also culpable in the late scrumming woes.
5: Keegan Daniel - Tried hard but lacks the ability to knock defenders over.
5: Ruan Pienaar - Always on back foot behind a retreating pack in late stages.
4: Wynand Olivier - Hard to remember.