Appointing a new coach for the Springboks will be a top priority for the Saru while they re-evaluate the implementation of the quota system.
Boks don't cry, but there's no shortage of emotion in the Springbok camp following the news that injured lock Bakkies Botha will be returning home.
A lot of hard work lies ahead of the South African rugby team before they will reach their peak, Springbok Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira says.
Bismarck du Plessis said filling captain John Smit's boots would be one of the goals he would like to achieve when South Africa take on Samoa.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has confirmed that Victor Matfield will captain South Africa for the first time in a Rugby World Cup match.
While the Boks respect their Namibian opponents, they also see Thursday's World Cup match as an way to fine-tune their game for more brutal battles.
After fears that he may not feature in the Rugby World Cup, Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has made a miraculous recovery from an Achilles injury.
Bok wing Bryan Habana is out because of a knee injury, while lock Johann Muller is nursing a hamstring injury -- highlighting the Boks' lock crisis.
Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis says South Africa need to improve their lineout play ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup match against Fiji.
Lock Victor Matfield and centre Jean de Villiers' World Cup dreams are still alive, Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts confirmed on Monday.