The endless renewal of a plethora of laws can lead to confusion and mistakes on the field of play.
The injury-hit team must show that they are capable of more than just kicking and tackling.
New Zealand are expecting a South Africa backlash at a hostile Ellis Park when the teams meet in a crunch Rugby Championship fixture on Saturday.
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.
The coach, as much as the players, must believe in winning instead of just fearing a loss.
Meyer makes several changes for match against Italy, but the impressive Reinach and Lambie will combine again.
Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer wants to give his men a chance at playing under pressure.
The national coach will find out whether he has built a team capable of winning a World Cup.
Springbok Sevens' flyers have scored hat-tricks to comfortably guide the team to the Cup quarter-finals. SA will now face hosts Australia.
What the All Blacks will make of the Boks' victory is uncertain, but the SA team is all but decided.
Australia's loss against Argentina has earned them a media lashing, while New Zealand and South Africa prove they're the ones to beat next World Cup.
Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie landed a last-minute penalty conversion to hand his side a 27-25 victory over the All Blacks at Ellis Park Stadium.
To buck the unflattering odds, the Boks must stop being spoilers and play to win.
Superstar wing Cornal Hendricks is bringing hope to a Boland community racked by poverty.
Crunching the numbers suggests Meyer's men should dismiss some of their tactics out of hand.
Both Springboks and All Blacks have work to do before the Rugby World Cup in Britain.
The Bok captain deserves a game to remember against the All Blacks to mark his Test century.