Andy Robinson hails Scotland victory over South Africa
Scotland's 'physicality' impresses Robinson
Head coach Andy Robinson was delighted to see Scotland topple South Africa and bounce back from their trouncing at the hands of New Zealand last weekend.
"What a difference a week makes," Robinson told BBC Sport after the 21-17 victory at a wet Murrayfield. "They're tough conditions to play in.
"Some people say they are Scottish conditions but I think the guys handled it very well.
"It got tough at times. The whole side, everybody, played their part."
Stand-off Dan Parks kicked six penalties and a drop-goal as Scotland won the second autumn Test to make amends for the chastening 49-3 loss to New Zealand.
After a shaky opening, Robinson saw his side get the better of the Springboks all over the sodden Murrayfield pitch and he was full of praise for several players, including centre Joe Ansbro, who made an assured debut.
Scotland stars happy to bounce back
"It was tough physically for the players today," explained Robinson. "You saw Richie Gray come of age today, Richie Vernon come off the bench and perform well, Scott McLeod was running the line well. Joe Ansbro in his first game played really well.
"We have to perform at that level every time we play and, if we do, we can get results like this.
"Even when we went six points down I thought we were fighting and scrapping for lots of ball.
"I am delighted with the result but obviously we need to perform again next week (against Samoa). That's the measure of a team: you can't just have one-off performances. We have got to step up to the plate next week and that is our focus."
Captain Rory Lawson echoed the coach's praise and hailed the team spirit after the hard-earned win over the 2007 world champions.
"Those conditions were really brutal out there today," said the scrum-half.
"It was all about field position and we got the upper hand on that. It was all about being together and working hard for each other."
Man-of-the-match John Barclay added: "I think after last week we were so bitterly disappointed.
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