With the Springboks' racial make-up again under scrutiny, agents say mentorship and support, in school and beyond, are key to true transformation.
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.
He's unobtrusive and easy on the eye, but he's not so anonymous that he doesn't raise a gentle eyebrow or make a quietly favourable impression.
The injury-hit team must show that they are capable of more than just kicking and tackling.
The Springbok coach has blatantly ignored quotas designed to increase black representation.
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.
Whatever happens to the Stormers on Saturday it is the New Zealand team that has been the most destructive this season.
The departure of rugby stalwarts opens the doors for younger players – and new coaches – to shine.
Saturday's pivotal Super Rugby derby is set to be a battle royal with the conference title at stake.
The struggling Cheetahs have been tamed this season but the Lions have regained their roar.
Traditionalists will be happy to see that playing rugby the old-fashioned way pays off.
Skipper Warren Whiteley adds spice to the Golden Lions games.
With the play-offs in sight, it's a tricky time for those teams that have worked consistently.
In the television age, it makes little sense to divide the rugby world into north and south, and thus partner with countries across wide time zones.
Getting the fans behind the team by playing pleasing rugby can be a recipe for success.