Saru will be leaning on the franchises to spare the best players but they have their own problems.
That Steyn can be let go is testimony to the potential of Lambie and Pollard and further confirmation that Meyer's "change by stealth" policy works.
Springbok Sevens' flyers have scored hat-tricks to comfortably guide the team to the Cup quarter-finals. SA will now face hosts Australia.
Former Springbok coach and director of rugby at the Sharks Jake White has left the provincial team to pursue international opportunities.
The Springboks put a positive spin on their narrow defeat to the All Blacks in a bruising encounter on Saturday.
The Rugby Championship will give the coach a final chance to decide between experience and youth.
Following Springboks' win over Scotland, coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth he had developed since taking the reins.
The Springboks crushed a World XV at Newlands on Saturday ahead of Tests against Wales and Scotland.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has defended his selection of several "30-somethings" in the squad to do duty during the Castle Lager Incoming Series.
Securing a 38-27 win, New Zealand retains the Rugby Championship title in their game at Ellis Park on Saturday evening.
Discipline dilemmas, a bruising in Brisbane and Fourie du Preez back for the Springboks spells humiliation for the Australian rugby team at Newlands.
There is nothing wrong with using technology to help officials to make decisions — it is the human at the controls who is the problem.
The red card against Springbok Bismarck du Plessis in Saturday's rugby test between South Africa and New Zealand has been removed from his record.
South Africa faced a defeat before two late second half penalties from Morne Steyn gave them a 22-17 win over an improved Argentina on Saturday.
The legacy of the former president will never die, thanks to initiatives such as the Nelson Mandela sports day, says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.
SA were given a far tougher Test than expected by Scotland on Saturday but coach Heyneke Meyer said the Springboks would learn from the 30-17 win.
Coach Heyneke Meyer is breaking out of the mould at last, but he has just three weeks to fine-tune the team he has selected.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is counting on the fact that victory, not conservative rugby, will be remembered, writes Andy Capostagno.
New Zealand handed out a harsh lesson to Argentina last week and in the process won the inaugural Rugby Championship with a match to spare.