The introduction of a World Rugby Nations Championship in 2022 could see two divisions in Europe and two in the southern hemisphere.
The Springboks will play their only confirmed two home Tests for next year in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The Springboks will again face the All Blacks in Wellington next year as part of a reduced Rugby Championship schedule.
CRAIG LEWIS takes a closer look at the Boks’ astute kicking strategy that left the All Blacks frustrated and frazzled in the first half at Loftus last Saturday.
Thomas du Toit feels he still needs another two years to complete his transition from loosehead to tighthead prop.
Izack Rodda ignited the Wallabies with a fantastic charge-down try early in the second half of their match against Argentina in Salta.
The Springboks remain fifth on the World Rugby rankings following their 32-30 defeat to the All Blacks at Loftus.
Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi finished his first Rugby Championship as the joint top try-scorer, while Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit featured prominently across other categories, writes JON CARDINELLI.
New Zealand rugby writer Chris Rattue says the Springboks should be embarrassed by their 32-30 loss to the All Blacks in Pretoria.
The Boks’ tactical evolution this season is cause for encouragement heading towards the 2019 World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.