“Also, maybe moving the ball around a bit and they also do not shy away from set-piece battles, which they showed against Ireland.
“So I think it is going to be a blend of set-piece battles and probably a bit more continuity compared to what we saw in the Wales series.
“In saying that, I thought Wales kept the ball alive against us and kept good continuity going. I think it is going to be a challenge like that.
“Obviously, not having played any rugby when Wales were our first game for 2022, you almost get a bit of a marker as to where we are. Then we tried to build during the Wales series.
“We were by no means perfect against Wales. There is a lot of stuff we have to work on and improve.
“We had a nice review on Monday and had a reality check of where we are and what we have to improve. The team looked at what goals we set in the Wales series and where we excelled.
“In some instances we thought we showed some good growth and in others we did not show as much growth. So at the moment it's about fixing our own stuff.”
Nienaber would not be drawn on whether experienced campaigners Duane Vermeulen and Frans Steyn will be considered for the opening game against the All Blacks.
The pair missed the 2-1 series win against Wales due to respective knee and hamstring injuries and the Boks’ medical staff will monitor their progress over the coming weeks.
“Duane has not had a rugby session with us as yet, so I think it would be tough to get him in the mix. Frans is in training sessions,” the coach said.