Some interesting scenarios lie ahead but despite stuttering form the All Blacks remain favourites.
Boks' winger Bryan Habana laughed off comparisons to the Kiwi great, Jonah Lomu, despite matching his World Cup record of 15 tries.
Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's record of 15 World Cup tries with a hat-trick in an annihilation of the US to take SA to the quarter-finals.
Minister of selfies Fikile Mbalula pays tribute to some of his sporting and celebrity heroes. If only South Africans shared his passion.
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Jo'burg residents about transformation in the Springboks team, and what their emblem represents in the new South Africa.
The coach has made 10 changes to the squad for the crunch game against Samoa – but are they the right ones?
Too many opportunities to promote the Springbok symbol have been squandered.
Japanese rugby team coach Eddie Jones spent two years plotting how to bring the mighty Springboks to their knees.
Learning to enjoy the moment should be a big part of the Springboks' World Cup as they start their campaign against Japan.
How much store can you place on links in the Sprinkbok team that go back to rugby's founder?
Prop Jannie du Plessis reveals how he almost cut short his medical studies to save the family farm.
Transformation in rugby is urgent, said Judge Ntendeya Mavundla, and interested parties need to engage to "ventilate" the issue.
The unveiling of the World Cup squad has always come with surprises, so it's safe to say there will be rumblings this time too.
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.
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.