Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Sunday announced his retirement from international rugby, following a jaw fracture he sustained against Samoa.
South Africa finally got their first Test win of the year thanks to a 26-12 victory over Argentina at Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
The Springboks were greeted by cold and wet weather when they arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday afternoon for the second Test against Argentina.
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Jean de Villiers, Marcell Coetzee and Willie le Roux have all been ruled out of the return match against Argentina in Buenos Aires next weekend because of injuries.
A hat-trick from Juan Imhoff helped Argentina record their first ever win over South Africa in a 37-25 Rugby Championship victory in Durban on Saturday.
Jean de Villiers will captain a Springbok side also featuring the return of Pieter-Steph du Toit and Siya Kolisi in the match-day 23 for the first time since 2013.
Springbok flanker Francois Louw is set to be sidelined for at least three weeks with a shoulder injury suffered against New Zealand.
Western Province coach John Dobson has warned that Springbok centre Jean de Villiers is still some way short of his best form.
A late Richie McCaw try helped the All Blacks clinch a closely-fought clash with the Springboks at Ellis Park on Saturday, winning 27-20.
It's been six years since South Africa managed back-to-back wins over New Zealand and Saturday's clash represents an important chance to lay down a marker.
In a shortened Rugby Championship, the two losers of week one are practically in last chance saloon while victories for week one’s winners would set up a winner-takes-all Bledisloe.
Heinrich Brussow will play his first Test since the 2011 World Cup when he starts for South Africa in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand in Johannesburg.
Experienced loose forward Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain on Saturday when he leads South Africa out against New Zealand in Johannesburg.
The Springboks have called Flip van der Merwe into their squad but are sweating over the fitness of Victor Matfield and Marcell Coetzee for Saturday's clash with New Zealand.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, says everything was still on track for his team ahead of the Rugby World Cup in England later this year.
The All Blacks will be in the firing line when they take on the Springboks in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Springbok number eight Schalk Burger admitted his side's final 20 minutes cost them victory over the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship opener.
Bok coach Heyneke Meyer gave credit to the Wallabies for a strong finish in Brisbane as the visitors started The Rugby Championship with a 24-20 loss.
Australia head coach Michael Cheika admitted to shouting 'kick for goal' when Stephen Moore pointed to the corner late on against South Africa.