Rassie Erasmus has spoken a lot about how important it is for his team to learn from their mistakes. But the Springbok coach might have ended the last match of the year reflecting that perhaps he should have put some focus on learning from opposition mistakes too. The Scots shot themselves in both feet with their decision to kick for touch when they had an easily kickable penalty opportunity at a crucial stage of the game in Edinburgh. Scotland could have drawn the scores level at 20-all with 20 minutes to go, but instead they ended up with nothing as they failed to convert their attacking position. It was a decision that cost them. There were lots of reasons the Boks failed in the Principality Stadium clash with Wales that brought a disappointing end to their 2018 campaign. Among them was their failure to gain any kind of ascendancy at the breakdowns, their failure to compete in the territory battle in the first half and the defensive errors that leaked two soft tries. But the core...

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