First thing first, the prediction was fulfilled: as announced, the game was more open than the previous one, with a SA rugby side looking for tries.
That being stated, more was expected from SA rugby.
NZ-IR, AU-EN feature four sides willing to play their heart out during a full game of rugby. They five rugby lovers maximal efforts.
SA rugby delivers an opposite impression: desire to do as little as possible. Players do not express passion,all of them look like jobbers who commit themselves as little as permitted and would not mind being paid without playing a game.
Even in this favourable context, SA rugby players tried as little as possible.
Looks like players who would not bother being awarded a penalty kick at 1' and sit down in the middle of the field for the remaining 79 minutes.
The expectations were not high but still too high when it comes to the passion, to the soul coming from SA rugby players.