The Springboks still have room for improvement, yet wing Canan Moodie and prop Ox Nche believe the world champions are set to peak at the right time at the World Cup.
The Boks delivered an impressive performance against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, outscoring the hosts by eight tries to one for a comprehensive 52-16 victory.
The South Africans will wrap up their warm-up matches on Friday against the All Blacks at Twickenham, before travelling to Corsica for a week-long training camp.
Thereafter, the Boks will make their way to Toulon where they will be based for their World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday, 10 September.
“I think we can take a lot of confidence from this game,” said Moodie, who scored two tries and was named the Man of the Match on Saturday.
“Putting up a record score against Wales at home isn’t something that happens often. It shows that our plans are working and that the guys are ready for what lies ahead mentally and physically.
“That said, there are a few things we can touch up on and we have one more game to do it before the World Cup.”
Nche, who played in his first Test of the year after recovering from injury, added: “It was a good result for us, and we got to execute what we wanted to.
“They fielded a pretty young squad, but they played well, and the ball just happened to bounce in our favour.”
Commenting on the scrums, which proved to be a good attacking weapon for the Boks, he said: “We did good analysis on it in the week, and it was our plan to try to use it as a foundation to play from in the game. It’s one of our big pillars and we put a lot of work into it, so it’s good to see things going our way.”
The loosehead prop was delighted to be back on the field after several weeks on the sidelines due to a pectoral muscle injury, adding: “I can take a lot of confidence from that [performance].
“It was hot out there, so my legs are still feeling a bit heavy, but it was good to be back and represent the country.”