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All eyes on the Springboks today

South Africa takes on Scotland today after a convincing win against Samoa last weekend.

A convincing victory for the Springboks will send them back to the top of their pool. Picture: South African Rugby ‏@Springboks.

JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks are looking to take control of Pool B this afternoon when they come up against Scotland in their latest Rugby World Cup match.

South Africa heads into the match off the back of a convincing win against Samoa last weekend.

A convincing victory for the Springboks will send them back to the top of their pool, exactly where Heyneke Meyer would have expected his team to be at this stage of the competition.

The players say they are firmly over their Japan loss and want to build on their performance against Samoa where they ran in six tries to win by 40 points.

History favours South Africa in this clash - the Boks have won 20 of their 25 appearances.

Their biggest victory came in 1997 when they scored 68 points in Murrayfield.

Fast forward 18 years and the Springboks, now two-time world champions, will be hoping for a similar performance.

After the retirement of Jean de Villiers, who has been replaced by Jan Serfontein, and in the absence of Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez - the 56th captain - will lead out the Springboks for the very first time.

Kick-off is at 5:45pm.

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