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.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has dropped flyhalf MornÃ© Steyn, opting for newcomer HandrÃ© Pollard for the All Blacks Rugby Championship clash.
The team has made six changes to its lineup ahead of the Australia game, where Bryan Habana is set to wear the Springbok jersey for the 100th time.
While some Springboks were skittish in the storm, others managed to stand up and be counted.
The Springboks kept a spirited Argentina at bay to claim a nervous 13-6 victory in a weather-affected Rugby Championship match in Pretoria.
The Boks coach has instituted a subtle overhaul of the team, which should pay off in the World Cup.
The Springboks beat Scotland 55-6 at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to close the Incoming Series with an undefeated record.
Coach Heyneke Meyer needs to know that he has strength in depth across the squad. Moreover, he needs to give consideration to transformed match days.
The South African under-20s will take to the field against England in the final of the Junior World Championships.
The South African rugby team has won the first Test of a two-game series against Wales 38-16.
Trevor Nyakane will join the Springboks in Durban as an additional member in the squad for the Incoming Series, says the South African Rugby Union.
The 36 names announced by the South African Rugby Union do not include any European-based players, as the season there is still in progress.
As overseas markets offer high pay, the departure of four players will be the first time that more Springboks will play rugby overseas than in SA.
The Springboks start the 2014 international season with a match against a World XV team with stars from the All Blacks, Wallabies and Six Nations.
Pretoria's Blue Bulls will have to move with the times, even if it means disposing of a few prime assets.
A talented French team packed with powerful forwards will be a real test for the Boks in the final rugby match of their European tour.
After a two-year absence, second row player Bakkies Botha has returned to play with the national team against Scotland.
New Zealand's superiority showed yet again despite the best efforts of South Africa in the decisive game in the Rugby Championship.