10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Ireland have made some changes, but still send out an experienced team with aspirations of making it four wins in-a-row over the Springboks.
The odds suggest it's as close as can be. Both sides are priced up as 10/11 shots to win the game, with the 20/1 on offer for the draw not looking inconceivable.
Jonathan Sexton's boot did the damage last time out as Ireland claimed a hard-fought five-point win and those who fancy a similar result this time around may be tempted to side with the alternative handicap of Ireland -6 points @ 15/8.