Cane though, is bracing for the physical onslaught his team will likely face over the next two Tests at Mbombela and Ellis Park. They have not played the Springboks in SA since 2018, when they won through a last-gasp try at Loftus.
“They have an incredible amount of depth in their squad,” he said about the Springboks.
“We know what to expect, a confrontational, physical battle.
“Big men coming around the corner, cleaning hard and then the skill in the midfield and the backs. It’s up there with the best in the world. They are the full package.”
By contrast, his team have several players who have to hit the deck running on their first visit to SA.
“It’s been a long time since we have been here. It is one of the things you took for granted when we were doing it twice a year. There are a few boys who are in SA for the first time,” said Cane.