The wounded Boks's strength and mettle will be sorely tested on Saturday when they do battle with the Scots, who are in pole position.
The coach has made 10 changes to the squad for the crunch game against Samoa – but are they the right ones?
Learning to enjoy the moment should be a big part of the Springboks' World Cup as they start their campaign against Japan.
How much store can you place on links in the Sprinkbok team that go back to rugby's founder?
Prop Jannie du Plessis reveals how he almost cut short his medical studies to save the family farm.
The unveiling of the World Cup squad has always come with surprises, so it's safe to say there will be rumblings this time too.
It calls for the coach to be ruthless, but he will largely get his way and might even increase the Boks' chances of success.
Argentina's triumph over the Springboks heralds the team's migration away from underdog status.
Meyer can rely on sterling assistance in finding the ideal balance between ?youth and experience.
The endless renewal of a plethora of laws can lead to confusion and mistakes on the field of play.