2. The weak points
Morne Steyn enjoyed a strong southern hemisphere season and certainly thumbed his nose at those critics who wrote him off after his annus horribilus last year.
His goal-kicking was for the most part exemplary, he made improvements to his attacking game, and in the bulk of the games his field- kicking was good.
However, his defence was shown up badly at Ellis Park, and question marks over his potential vulnerability defensively are unlikely to go away. That will prove problematic going forward if it means that good teams like the All Blacks are able to target him.
Another area that was shown up at Ellis Park was the second row, or more specifically, Juandre Kruger. The No 5 lock was brilliant when he came on as a replacement for Flip van der Merwe in the big win over Australia in Brisbane, but he, too often, was found wanting when the going got really physical.