The endless renewal of a plethora of laws can lead to confusion and mistakes on the field of play.
The injury-hit team must show that they are capable of more than just kicking and tackling.
The Springbok coach has blatantly ignored quotas designed to increase black representation.
Injuries put limits on this weekend's game and the real test for the Boks will be in a fortnight's time.
Injuries and high-paying contracts have been a pain, but there is some comfort to be had.
Whatever happens to the Stormers on Saturday it is the New Zealand team that has been the most destructive this season.
The departure of rugby stalwarts opens the doors for younger players – and new coaches – to shine.
Saturday's pivotal Super Rugby derby is set to be a battle royal with the conference title at stake.
For several teams this weekend's rugby action will determine who can still secure a play-off spot.
The struggling Cheetahs have been tamed this season but the Lions have regained their roar.