Although not quite at his ferocious best in the loose at the Millennium Stadium against England, Ryan Jones' leadership skills are growing by the game.
The Wales skipper kept his troops calm as England tried to turn the screw, and was a tremendously reliable option in the line-out.
"It was the best I have heard him speak in the changing room before the game." Wales coach Warren Gatland on Jones' pre-match team-talk.
VERDICT: Nailed-on certainty for South Africa, while the captain's armband could be his too.