Wales kicked off their tour of South Africa with a heartbreaking last-minute loss to the Springboks.
Wayne Pivac’s side were on top for much of the match but indiscipline proved costly in the end with Damian Willemse kicking a penalty to see South Africa home.
Having come so close to a shock victory, it is going to be tough for Wales to take on the world champions.
How many tests are there?
It is a series of three tests this month, with meetings in Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
What are the matches and the results?
First test, Saturday 2 July, Pretoria: South Africa 32 Wales 29
Second test, Saturday July 9, Bloemfontein 16:05
Third test, Saturday 16 July, Cape Town 16:05
What TV channel are the games on?
All three Tests will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK. Alternatively, you can follow Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of all three matches.
Wayne Pivac is hoping for a second test matchup between two “highly charged” teams as Wales strive to level the series against world champions South Africa.
Damian Willemse’s penalty with the final kick of a pulsating opening test in Pretoria denied Wales an equalizer as South Africa triumphed 32-29.
But Wales, stunned by a home loss to Italy in the Guinness Six Nations just three months ago, showed more than enough to suggest making history is not out of reach.
They have never beaten the Springboks in South Africa, but their last two attempts have produced losses by three points and one point.
And for much of an epic Loftus Versfeld encounter, Wales had Siya Kolisi’s side in serious trouble.
“We have to look at the positive things we did in the game. We prepared to win it, so we did a lot of very good things,” Wales head coach Pivac said.
“We have to make sure we have a similar start next week. No doubt South Africa will improve and hopefully we will improve.”
“He is preparing for a good second test. You have two very motivated teams, very charged, without a doubt.
“We just hope we have a couple of days to get back in shape to do it all over again.”
Wales captain Dan Biggar said: “For us to put on a show in the first test at altitude and against the world champions, there’s no reason why we can’t do better next week.”
“The Springboks could improve for next Saturday, but I would like to think that we will too.
“We had a lot of confidence going into the game that if we just stuck to homework, we’d be fine in the mix.
“Nothing changes from our point of view from this week to next. If anything, we have gained a bit of confidence.”
The second test at Bloemfontein will be another one at altitude, but Wales adapted brilliantly to the conditions at Loftus Versfeld.
His biggest focus will be on poor discipline after four players — Biggar, Alun Wyn Jones, Louis Rees-Zammit and Rhys Carre — received yellow cards.
At one point during the fourth quarter, Wales were briefly reduced to 12 men.
Pivac said: “We’ll have to go and look at that, like we always will.
“Four yellow cards is quite difficult to accept, but that’s how it worked out and unfortunately we didn’t manage to cross the line.”
Pivac is likely to field an unchanged starting XV at the Free State Stadium, but a change looks certain on the bench as prop Tomas Francis took a hit to the head.
It could mean Pivac handing a spot among the substitutes to the Saracens’ Sam Wainwright or fellow tightwad Harri O’Connor.