The top teams have made it to the Currie Cup semifinals with the Lions showing their claws and Pollard giving the Bulls horns.
What the All Blacks will make of the Boks' victory is uncertain, but the SA team is all but decided.
To buck the unflattering odds, the Boks must stop being spoilers and play to win.
Crunching the numbers suggests Meyer's men should dismiss some of their tactics out of hand.
Both Springboks and All Blacks have work to do before the Rugby World Cup in Britain.
The Bok captain deserves a game to remember against the All Blacks to mark his Test century.
On the verge of his 100th cap, the Springbok hero has revealed he was tempted to play for Australia.
Schools apparently go to increasing lengths to transform teams, and union agents promise big money to children willing to lie about their backgrounds.
While some Springboks were skittish in the storm, others managed to stand up and be counted.
The Boks coach has instituted a subtle overhaul of the team, which should pay off in the World Cup.