“England placed us under pressure. We just didn’t fire and they forced us into errors and put our line-outs under pressure.”
The English dominated the tackle area, where they also slowed the Boks’ ball.
Spies admitted that the team did not play well and they had to make improvements ahead of the Rugby Championship starting in August.
Despite bagging the series, Spies said the Springboks were disappointed in falling short of a whitewash over the Roses.
“We set high standards for ourselves and as a group we wanted to win all our games in SA,” Spies said. “So, in that sense, we let ourselves down tonight.”
Reflecting on earning his 50th cap, Spies said he had to adapt his game as the opposition had figured him out over the years.
“But it also makes you realise that you have to change your game. If I look at myself now, I am not the same player I was when I was younger or as brutal, but I am tougher and wiser in a sense.”
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