Scotland wing Tim Visser said there was more to the Springboks than just a powerful and talented forward pack, adding that the backline presented just as big a threat to them on Saturday.
The South African squad selection ahead of the match against Scotland would suggest that the team is intent of producing an attacking brand of rugby on Saturday. Visser expects nothing less.
"South Africa are a physical team and that generally comes out in the forwards because that's the way they like to play," he said.
"But they have quality throughout the team.
"They've got a world class set of backs and some young players have come through really well recently. They have a world class finisher in Bryan Habana as well, so they are incredibly dangerous.
"We'll keep an eye on Willie le Roux at the back as well – he's a handy player."
Ahead of the fixture there has been some talk about Scotland fielding a slightly under strength team for the Springboks. However, Visser is having absolutely none of it, especially in a fixture this critical.
"In a World Cup you don't go out half-hearted to get through to the next game," he added.
"I don't think any coach puts out a second string squad to do that against South Africa."