Twickenham - Disappointed Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has admitted his side made it "tough for themselves" in going down 12-11 against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Despite dominating for large parts of the match - and leading 8-6 at half-time - the Springboks saw their lead evaporate as England eked out a narrow win to even the Test ledger between the two nations at 2-2 in 2018, with the Boks having won their three-Test June series, 2-1.
"We had so many chances that we could have taken. We know we are our own enemies," admitted the flank after what was South Africa's sixth defeat in 11 Tests this year for all that they had beaten world champions New Zealand in Wellington in September.
England face New Zealand at Twickenham next weekend, while South Africa play France in Paris.