South Africa vs Scotland was expected to be a one-sided affair, and after 16 minutes this interpretation seemed beyond debate. The Springboks were 19-3 up by this point, after adding their first score inside four minutes.
Despite a Scottish stabilisation in the period approaching half-time, South Africa rarely seemed truly troubled.
When Tim Swinson was sin-binned for holding a player off the ball, the Springboks kicked on again. South Africa scored two tries in their time against 14 men, enjoying the open spaces available.
Scotland’s return to their full complement did not stop the flow of Springbok attacks. Lwazi Mvovo added his second try, and Lood de Jager completed his own brace, to stretch the margin to 49 points. The 55-6 scoreline confirmed the South African dominance and Scotland’s lack of cutting edge.