Grim. Tight. Tense. Often pedestrian and neurotically policed. Factory-floor stuff. Borderline decisions in officiating. A fair bit of the claret flowing.
Oh yes … another of those clashes in this series.
But all that will matter to the Springboks and their sadly stay-at-home supporters is that they found their composure suitably in the key second half – the mark of World Cup champions – to eke out the third Test 19-16 and claim the overall spoils 2-1 against the British and Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.