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.
The coach, as much as the players, must believe in winning instead of just fearing a loss.
What Meyer really needs is consistency and the willingness to make necessary changes sooner rather than later.
The national coach will find out whether he has built a team capable of winning a World Cup.
Crunching the numbers suggests Meyer's men should dismiss some of their tactics out of hand.
The Boks coach has instituted a subtle overhaul of the team, which should pay off in the World Cup.
Following Springboks' win over Scotland, coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth he had developed since taking the reins.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has defended his selection of several "30-somethings" in the squad to do duty during the Castle Lager Incoming Series.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has been pulled out from several matches due to a knee injury.
Heyneke Meyer has deviated from his usual selection tactics and made drastic changes to the Springbok rugby squad heading to Europe.
Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer senses his team is getting stronger and will be ready for the challenge against New Zealand next weekend.
Springbok coach has finally got his wish with the return of Du Preez. But for how long?
Luck is on the Springbok coach's side and his confident young team should be more than a match for Scotland
Coach Heyneke Meyer is breaking out of the mould at last, but he has just three weeks to fine-tune the team he has selected.
Even if Heyneke Meyer eventually managed to lose his blue-tinted glasses, he has kept his blinkers on.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is counting on the fact that victory, not conservative rugby, will be remembered, writes Andy Capostagno.
Gwede Mantashe was right to say black rugby players are not given the support to perform on the field in the starting 15, writes Lloyd Gedye.