Coach Peter de Villiers has moved the team’s off-day, which normally falls on a Thursday, forward by one day so that the team can utilise not only the public holiday to spend with friends and family, but also meet in the early evening for a team-building dinner before heading to Loftus.

The Boks have already expressed their support for Bafana Bafana publicly before the current World Cup when De Villiers and captain John Smit swopped jerseys with Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and national captain Aaron Mokoena.