James Hook was among Wales' dejected losers at Bloemfontein
Rookie full-back James Hook will go into Saturday's second Test against South Africa adamant Wales can turn the tables on the world champions.
Despite Wales having only ever recorded one victory over South Africa in previous encounters, Hook says they can reverse last weekend's 43-17 defeat.
"We can give South Africa a fright. We definitely believe we can win," said Hook, who usually plays at fly-half.
Coach Warren Gatland also denied picking Hook at full-back is a gamble.
Hook, who will make his first appearance in the number 15 jersey since his days in the Welsh Premiership with Neath, added: "If we cut out the errors and don't give them easy points then we're in with a shout.
"It could be a game to remember. We have a chance to create history and that is what has kept the boys going this week.
"We were all disappointed with the performance last weekend. We didn't play like that in the Six Nations.
"All the boys were bitterly disappointed with their performance. We conceded silly knock-ons that don't usually happen."
Gatland says defence coach Shaun Edwards has given Hook guidance and added: "I don't see this as a gamble. I see it as a great opportunity.
"It's a chance to look at depth in the squad and to find out about a few players. I want to know how we'll respond mentally to what happened last week.
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