The Rugby Championship kicks off on Sunday, and we have some important information on the field, including who is on the Eagles side.
The team that is currently undefeated is not the reigning European champions, but they do have the highest win percentage of the 14 teams competing for the title, with a win rate of 92 per cent.
It is the Eagles’ first appearance in the Rugby Championship since 2007, when they beat the Springboks in the World Cup semi-finals, with the Eagles winning the semi-final by a score of 26-12.
The Eagles have won four of their last five matches, with three victories in a row.
Despite that, the Eagles lost a thrilling 17-13 to the Crusaders on Saturday, as their coach Steve Hansen had to come up with a replacement for captain James Hook.
Hook has played for England in the past and has a long and storied international career, having played for both England and Australia, before moving to the All Blacks in 2018.
In 2018, Hook made his international debut in the Six Nations against Scotland, having also played for the Crusades, and has represented the Six States at a number of internationals.
James Davies is the captain of the SpringBoks, and his side is undefeated in five games.
Davies has won seven of his last eight games, and is on target to become the third captain of a SpringBok side to win a World Cup title.
Tries from Paul Oosthuizen, David Pocock and Jonny May are the other goalscorers for the SpringBs.
Bassie Hopper and the Spring Bulls are currently the leading scorers in the Spring Cup standings, with two each of the four tries scored by the Bulls and the Eagles.
The Springbok side is led by captain Oosthouizen, who has won eight of his 10 matches.
He has also scored twice in the first-half of the game.
Welshman Tom Croft has scored the only try of the night, and scored the Springbs’ first try of 2018.
Hook’s side has scored 13 tries this season, and have won seven matches, despite having only two players with their debut Rugby World Cup caps.
Croft’s side is currently unbeaten in their last 11 matches, having won just one of their first six.