Their coach's job may be on the line this weekend but do the Springboks have the self belief to win? That's the question after more perplexing remarks out of their camp today.
Days after coach Rassie Erasmus suggested his job was at risk and he would be happy with a "close loss”, today his captain Siya Kolisi agreed.
"He's being honest. He just wants us to give our best no matter the consequences," Kolisi told media today.
"As long as we can walk off the field and look each other in the eye and say, 'we gave it our best shot', – that's what he wants for us.
"Sometimes you don't get the results. You can have the best game ever and sometimes things don't go your way."
The Springboks are entering tomorrow's Rugby Championship match on the heels of back-to-back away losses to Argentina and the Wallabies.
Kolisi says they've learned from those losses and are ready to move forward.
"We’ve got a good game plan and we're excited to give it our best shot.
"It’s not going to be easy but we’re really excited."
Tomorrow’s Test at Westpac Stadium, which kicks off at 7:30pm, will be the All Blacks' last home game of 2018.