Springboks Schalk Brits recalled England Test Bloemfontein

Despite the ballooning scoreline against them‚ the Springboks kept their composure and crucially‚ they did not panic. "We were almost very, very good, so hopefully we can string a few things together and get that 80-minute performance next week", George told reporters.

"We know we're up against a very good side, a very physical side so it's going to be a challenge for us but one I feel we're ready for".

"Credit to the new caps, because they didn't panic and showed they just wanted to play, so we made a decision to take control of the game and it worked".

"Last week wasn't the start we wanted and this wasn't the home start we wanted".

"Erasmus said he expected England to kick more, and they were a bit surprised when the visitors attacked the wide channels with relative ease". And Ellis Park - setting for Saturday's Test - is a venue England haven't won at in 46 years.

Three uncompromising places for visitors to play, three touring teams bruised and with much to contemplate ahead of the second round of Test matches Saturday. Looking back, we probably got out of jail free today, but just as they could have put us away, we could have put them away.

"There were a lot of individual errors that led to the ill-discipline, so first up we've got to be honest with ourselves, brutally honest at times, and hopefully that will lead to coaches not having to say too much".

"Next week's Test in Bloemfontein will be massive".

Apart from getting the win‚ Erasmus also blooded some new talent but the nerve jangling win had other spin offs.