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Scotland face huge task to topple Springboks in Rugby World Cup

He paid tribute to the legend of the Bokke - their two World Cup wins, their strength in-depth and their monstrous 40-point awakening against Samoa after the horrors of Japan - while at the same time saying that their reputation will count for nothing when these teams start battering each other to a pulp in front of a Newcastle crowd that will be heavily lopsided in Scotland's favour.

"They're just 15 guys," said Scott of the South Africans.