Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer has defended his conservative selections ahead of Saturday's Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin.
Meyer has made just two changes to his side - one of them enforced as Flip van der Merwe comes in for the suspended Eben Etzebeth.
The other change sees Francois Louw replacing Marcell Coetzee at flank, an effort which Meyer said was to negate the role of Richie McCaw.
"I've got the biggest respect for a guy like Richie McCaw," he told the New Zealand Herald.
"I think he's probably the best player to have ever played rugby. And he's a leader from the front.
"Every game has its own personality and I always feel that there are one or two big moments that can change a game.
"I must firstly say that there's a huge difference in playing the All Blacks in South Africa than playing them here.
"We don't have a good record against them in New Zealand. If you want to win then you have to be tactically astute, your defence has to be impeccable and there needs to be no soft moments in your discipline."
Meyer also tried to justify his decision to persevere with Morne Steyn at fly-half ahead of the exciting Johan Goosen and did not accept that Steyn needed to change his style of play.
"I'm a big believer that a guy should stick to his strengths," he explained.
"I think Morne is a great player in his own right and he is a guy who doesn't make a lot of mistakes.
"I don't think he should change the way he plays, I think it's more the outside backs who must use their opportunities.
"It's great to have two slightly different types of 10s because then you can play different types of games.
"Morne has done well for the Boks and I can't see why he must change.
"I believe you shouldn't push a guy like Goosen too early. Coming off the bench against Australia [on debut] I think he did well.
"But against New Zealand... he hasn't even played a test match in South Africa. We have four U20 players in our team now.
"I've always believed in bringing in youngsters but you need to bring them in slowly. I think we're on the right track with Johan and Morne there."