The weather for tomorrow's game may be a factor, with most pundits believing that a poor day may suit Ireland. This may be an unfair assumption, as Ireland will certainly be hoping for a dry day to allow O'Driscoll, Hickie and co. the opportunity to run with ball in hand. The forecast is for a dry but windy day, which may well force the teams to keep the ball close to the chest.
With all the media attention regarding Jake Whites comments and O'Sullivans response, expect a certain amount of 'edge ' to the game. If the players have the ability to put this sort of stuff out of their minds, the fans will not, so the springboks may well be on the receiving end of a warm welcome from the crowd.