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The 30-30 draw between South Africa- A and Argentina in Wellington on Wednesday raised more questions than answers. On the political front it prompted Pumas veteran hooker Federico Mendez to call once more for Argentina to be included in the Tri-Nations
Monday's video session must have been a gloomy affair. The room would have been filled with battered and bruised Springboks who put their bodies and reputations on the line against England and won everything but the match.
Contrary to what you may have heard, beating England at Twickenham on Saturday should be a doddle. All South Africa have to do is win their scrums and lineouts and avoid giving away penalties within 60m of their own posts. Easy.
The close results in this season's Super Rugby tournament have piled on the pressure as the teams in all three countries rebuild their squads.
With the Paralympics underway, attention will be on Oscar Pistorius, the first athlete to bridge the gap between the Paralympics and the Olympics.
It's fallen to rugby to ensure 2010 stadiums are used, and Kings Park finds itself the guinea pig as a venue for Tests to which it holds no rights.
Even if Heyneke Meyer eventually managed to lose his blue-tinted glasses, he has kept his blinkers on.
The newly appointed Bok coach must be ready to face a myriad of hurdles in the country's most important coaching role.