Even if Heyneke Meyer eventually managed to lose his blue-tinted glasses, he has kept his blinkers on.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and Adriaan Strauss have been declared fit to go on the end of year tour to Ireland, Wales and England.
England's inbound tour to South Africa drew to a uninspiring close as the teams drew their third and final test 14-14 in Port Elizabeth.
England's inbound tour to South Africa drew to a lacklustre close as the teams drew their third and final test 14-14 in Port Elizabeth.
Captain Jean de Villiers says the Boks' victory over England last week is the first step in the process of being unbeatable on South African soil.
Newly appointed captain Jean de Villiers led from the front to help the Springboks to a 22-17 victory over England in Durban.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says they've had a fantastic week despite limited preparation time, insisting they are ready for the England Test.
National coach Heneke Meyer has confirmed Jean de Villiers as the new Springbok captain to lead South Africa against England in Durban on Saturday.
The Stormers captain's quiet authority and top form has boosted the team doing the Super Rugby battle in the antipodes.
Lock Victor Matfield and centre Jean de Villiers' World Cup dreams are still alive, Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts confirmed on Monday.
Bok coach Peter de Villiers says he had no choice but to include Francois Steyn in the world champions' midfield for their clash against Wales.
Nasief Morris puts his pride in his pocket and Jean de Villiers throws his name in the hat for Springbok selection. It's the quotes of the week.
Jean de Villiers will quit Munster at the end of the season and return home in an attempt to win a place in South Africa's 2011 World Cup squad
Andy Capostagno asks whether this is truly the greatest Springbok side of all time.
Ruan Pienaar and Jean de Villiers should be back for SA's Tri-Nations match against New Zealand on Saturday after injury scares.
Irish rugby side Munster announced on Monday that Springbok centre Jean de Villiers has accepted their terms and is likely to join them in September.
Springbok centre Jean de Villiers was named South Africa's rugby player of the year on Tuesday.
The Springboks head into their final Test of 2008 seeking a morale-boosting victory against England on Saturday.
South Africa have turned their attention to the breakdown in the week building up to their Tri-Nations match against Australia in Durban on Saturday.
Halfback Ricky Januarie scored a try four minutes from full-time to give a 14-man South African team a 30-28 win over New Zealand on Saturday.