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Greig Laidlaw was sinbinned for this off-the-ball tackle on Bryan Habana. Picture: PA

South Africa 34 Scotland 16: Boks back on top after bruising battle

Greig Laidlaw in action against South Africa. Picture: Getty

Scotland still in the hunt despite Springboks loss

Bernard Foley flies in for his and Australia's second try at Twickenham

Foley inspired Wallabies kill off home hopes at the Rugby World Cup

Duncan Weir celebrates after starting the break that led to Tommy Seymour's try for Scotland. Picture: PA

South Africa 34 Scotland 16: Boks go top of pool

Richie and Jonny Gray are together in the second row for Scotland today. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate’s Five-Minute Guide to South Africa v Scotland

Schalk Burger of South Africa is tackled by the South-African born WP Nel of Scotland at St James' Park. Picture: Getty

Scots second best as Boks bring out their Bigg hitters

Japan celebrate victory in the World Cup match at Stadium:MK, Milton Keynes. Photo: PA/Mike Egerton

Rugby World Cup: Samoa 5 Japan 26

Handre Pollard of South Africa attmempts to break through during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park on October 3, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images). (4

South Africa were hard, fast, accurate and, above all, awesomely strong. Scotland didn't stand a chance

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Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons (40593997)

Edinburgh 20 Ospreys 9: Ring-rusty Edinburgh do enough

Former Wallaby turned TV pundit Michael Lynagh

Wallaby World Cup winner Lynagh torn by prospect of early English exit

The leadership and place-kicking accuracy of Greig Laidlaw could be vital for Scotland today. Picture: PA

Scotland set for greatest challenge yet

Gordon Reid in action against Italy at Murrayfield in August. Picture: SNS

Reid ready for Dr Du Plessis after patient wait

Duncan Weir, seen here after scoring against the United States, will be a key player for Scotland against South Africa. Picture: Getty

Rejuvenated Springboks will be tough for Scotland to contain

Assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys (right) watches Scotland train alongside head coach Vern Cotter. Picture: SNS

Scots can qualify at first time of asking - Humphreys

Frederic Michalak of France kicks a conversion

The Ferrie Files: Day 14

Duncan Weir has replaced Finn Russell in the Scotland team to play South Africa. Picture: PA

Cotter defends selection for South Africa game

Josh Strauss, seen here against Japan, is one of two Scots who know the Springboks' old lineout codes. Picture: PA

'Jock Boks' force South African code change

Gregor Townsend was proud of his depleted Warriors' efforts

Brave Warriors denied at the death by Munster

South Africa lost this game to Japan, but they gained a potentially vital two bonus points. Picture: Getty

Pool B still awash with perplexing permutations

Josh Strauss feels entirely comfortable with playing for Scotland against his native South Africa. Picture: PA

Strauss happy to live out new version of old dream

Willem Alberts trains at Gateshead International Stadium. Picture: Getty

Alberts gamble a risk worth taking for Meyer

Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze will lead his side against the All Blacks but some of their other key men will be rested

Ferrie Files: Scouting Report - Georgia coach rightly resting players against All Blacks to help his side hit their goals

Fiji have caused some problems for the big guns at this World Cup but against Wales they have their last chance to make a real impact on the tournament

Ferrie Files: Good Day for Giorgi Chkhaidze; Bad Day for ticket touts

France's head coach Philippe Saint-Andre

Ferrie Files: could James Bond tactics rebound?

Wales skipper Sam Warburton savours hard-fought win over Fiji

Finn Russell's ankle injury has ruled him out of Scotland's game against South Africa. Picture: PA

Russell and Hardie out of Scotland team

Josh Strauss is one of two Scotland team members who know the Springboks' old lineout calls. Picture: PA

'Jock Boks' force South Africa to change their lineout codes

Sean Lamont is two away from his century of Scotland caps. Picture: PA

Lamont happy to be in 'best Scotland squad bar none'

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer is confident his team are returning to form. Picture: Getty

Meyer the merrier thanks to Springboks' recovery

Blair Cowan prepares to face the Italian pack at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Cowan journeys from devastation to delight

No try this time because Tonga's Telusa Veainu has a fingernail in touch but the flying winger got two other tries in the win over Namibia

Ferrie Files: halfway through the Rugby World Cup and order is largely restored

Blair Cowan, shown here scoring against Ireland last month, has joined up with the Scotland squad. Picture: PA

Cowan comes in for Gilchrist

Blair Cowan, seen here scoring against Ireland last month, has been drafted into the Scotland squad. Picture: PA

Cowan comes in for Gilchrist

Home from home - the Irish made Wembley their own and can do the same at Twickers

The Ferrie Files: Day Eleven

Eben Etzebeth on the charge against Samoa. Picture: Getty

Etzebeth expects Springboks' good form to continue

Schalk Burger scores against Samoa. Picture: Getty

Burger wary of 'brilliant' Scotland

Grant Gilchrist was injured in the win over the USA

Grant Gilchrist ruled out of rest of World Cup for Scotland

Sean Maitland in action against the USA. Picture: Getty

Flying start will be needed against Springboks, says Maitland

Scotland's Grant Gilchrist

Al Dickinson: Scotland will be spurred on by Grant Gilchrist absence

Finn Russell on the attack against the USA. Picture: Getty

Russell and Gilchrist in doubt for Springboks game

Melrose 34 Gala 27: Head makes late headway against Border rivals

Duncan Weir scores Scotland's fifth try despite the attentions of US centre Thretton Palamo. Picture: Getty

Scotland 39 USA 16: second-half surge produces bonus-point win

Tim Visser (right) congratulates Sean Maitland after the latter's try against the US. Picture: PA

Scotland 39 USA 16: second-half surge secures bonus point

Tim Visser applauds the Scotland support at the end of the match. Picture: Getty

Visser delighted to help spark second-half revival

Matt Scott secures the bonus point with Scotland's fourth try. Picture: Getty

Scotland are in a good place after two tough games

Ryan Wilson in action against Italy at Murrayfield last month. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate’s Five-Minute Guide To Scotland v USA

John Hardie is to miss Scotland's game against the USA

Hardie set to sit out Scotland's clash with USA

Jean de Villiers has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup. Picture: PA

De Villiers out of World Cup with broken jaw

Tim Visser scores against Italy at Murrayfield last month. Picture: SNS

Visser values extra space in improved Scotland attack

Mark Bennett scored two tries against Japan

Craig Chalmers: USA match gives Scotland's back-up guys chance to make their marks


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