Peter de Villiers announced that he will re-apply for the Springbok coaching job when his current contract expires.
As we do after every major tournament, we take a look at the state of affairs in each of rugby's leading nations. First up, South Africa.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year, during a star-studded ceremony in Auckland on Monday.
Craig Joubert will achieve a long-held ambition when he referees the RWC Final between New Zealand and France in Auckland on Sunday.
World Cup finalists France have jumped into the top three of the IRB World Rankings following their semi-final win over Wales.
South African Craig Joubert will referee the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and France in Auckland on Sunday.
The Boks were on the front and back pages of SA newspapers Monday and it was not a pretty sight after the death of a RWC dream.
Peter de Villiers will remain as Bok coach until the end of year despite suggestions that he would step away from the role.
Springbok skipper John Smit has revealed his disappointment with referee Bryce Lawrence's breakdown interpretations.
South Africa are in arguably the toughest World Cup pool with four teams boasting credentials worthy of filling the two quarter-final berths.
A few suspicious eyebrows were raised on Wednesday when the Springboks unveiled an injury list featuring a lot of key players.
Planet Rugby sat down with Springbok captain John Smit to chat about the World Cup, refs, innovation, injuries and New Zealand.