Meyer gives chance to uncapped youngsters
South Africa's coach Heyneke Meyer attends the team's captains run at Eden Park in Auckland on September 13, 2013
Included in their 32-man squad for upcoming Autumn Tests against Wales, Scotland and France are untried hooker Scarra Ntubeni, 22, Frans Malherbe, also 22, second row forward Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21, and 23-year-old scrum-half Louis Schreuder, all of whom have never donned the Springboks shirt.
"I want to give one or two guys chances in the first two games, but you have to win the first game to build on that," said Meyer.
"In a sense you want to keep continuity and win all three, but you also need these games to see which guys can play in those conditions, so it is a bit of a catch-22.
"There is a learning curve for them. Your third hooker and your third nine barely get game time and I want to give youngsters the chance to see what they can do," he added.
"I've said to him (Ntubeni), 'you are here to learn, relax and learn from two of probably the best hookers in the world'."
The two-time world champions open their Tour against Wales on November 9, followed by Tests against Scotland on November 16 and finally France on November 23.