Current World Rank: 4
Biggest cliché about the team: ‘They don’t travel well’.
Murray Mexted (NZ Sky commentator) likely to say: "Both sides are here to play rugby."
Stephen Jones did say: "South Africa remain on course to take New Zealand to the wire."
Coach most likely to say in defeat: "That was our second string team anyway…."
Glamour boy of the team: Percy Montgomery
Greatest Moment: Beating the All Blacks in 2005 and 2006 in separate matches of the Tri Nations series
Weakest Moment: Losing to a depressed and depleted England side in the 2006 Autumn International by 3 points and being thrashed by Australia 49 – 0 in the first Tri Nations match of 2006.
Weak link in the team: Percy Montgomery
Redeeming features: Nelson Mandela’s continued support
Incumbent stars: Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Bryan Habana