Stuart Hogg - The captain touched down twice to equal Scotland’s try-scoring record and did all he could to get his team back into the contest. 8 

Rufus McLean - Caught slightly out of position for South Africa’s first try, and although he took the game to the opposition whenever he had the chance, was well policed by the defence. 6

Chris Harris - The Lions centre combined well with his inside backs and defended assiduously as the Springboks threatened to overrun Scotland. 7

Matt Scott - A tough return to Test rugby after a four-year absence. Too easily rounded by Allende for Mapimpi’s second try, but also chased down several attempts by the Springboks to counter-attack from deep. 6

Duhan van der Merwe - Hungry for work as always, with his best break leading to the opening score of the game. 7

Finn Russell  - Creativity was steadily annulled by a brutally effective Boks defence. Played a supporting role in Hogg’s second try but missed three of his five kicks at goal. 7

Ali Price - Did all he could to spark his backs into life on a day in which his team ran out of imagination as well as steam. 7

Pierre Schoeman - Fought diligently and was prominent in the loose, but found it hard to cope with the Boks front row. 7

Stuart McInally - Stuck in well for first hour before being replaced by Ewan Ashman. 7

Zander Fagerson - Had a tough time against Nche in the scrum during a tough first half but carried well at times. 7

Sam Skinner Vital role in Hogg’s first try but could do little in set piece against the power of Etzebeth and Mostert. 7

Grant Gilchrist -  Took the battle to his opponents in the loose at times and put in a good chargedown in the first half. 7

Nick Haining - Found it tough against a dominant Boks back row. 6

Jamie Ritchie - Worked relentlessly in a bid to keep his team in the contest. 7

Matt Fagerson - Some sterling work in defence as his team dug deep to try and keep their opponents at bay. 7

Best of the rest

Hamish Watson - On for the last half-hour as the game was already slipping out of Scotland’s grasp. 7