Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is wary of a Wallabies resurgence in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, saying his team are underdogs.
Australia host South Africa in Perth and Meyer knows the home side will be desperate to bounce back after being humbled by the all-conquering All Blacks both at home and away last month.
The Wallabies conceded the Bledisloe Cup for the 10th successive year when they were beaten 27-19 in Sydney on August 18 before suffering an embarrassing 22-0 defeat at Auckland's Eden Park a week later.
The losses have placed an enormous amount of pressure on coach Robbie Deans, but Meyer expects the Wallabies to come out firing.
"I have a lot of respect for Robbie Deans. He's very astute and a very knowledgeable guy so he'll know how to handle the pressure and I think the quality of a great coach is to take the pressure off the players," said Meyer.
"I know the psyche of the Australian rugby players. They will definitely come out with all guns blazing. They are a proud team and they have been together for quite some time.
"There is obviously a lot of pressure on them and we are probably the underdogs."
Recent form in Tests between the two countries supports Meyer's stance.
The Springboks, for only the second time in their history, have lost their past four Tests against Australia, with their last win in August 2010 in Pretoria.
In their most recent meeting, the Wallabies won 11-9 in the quarter-finals of last year's World Cup.
"We don't have a good record against them," Meyer conceded.
"We have lost four out of four against them, and won one out of seven, which shows how tough it is to play against Australia.
"Even though New Zealand beat them quite convincingly they are still a quality side."