The Springboks and the Wallabies played out to a 23-23 draw in a Rugby Championship thriller in Perth on Saturday.
The Boks, poor in the first half, were made to come back from 20-10 down and at one stage had a 23-20 lead.
The visitors sprung into action in the second half, but it was far from the complete performance for coach Allister Coetzee's men as errors featured throughout.
There were two converted tries and three penalties for each side.
The opening 20 minutes were expected to be massive as Bok captain Eben Etzebeth, on Friday, expressed his side's desire to "smash" the Wallabies off the park.
Instead, the first quarter was cagey.
Elton Jantjies and Bernard Foley exchanged early penalties, but the minutes that followed were error-ridden from a Springbok perspective.
One moment were hooker Malcolm Marx threw a short lineout to nobody was perfectly indicative of how disjointed the Boks were in the early stages.
Then, just past the 20 minute mark, the Boks had their breakthrough.