South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said he was satisfied with the preparation of the team in the Auckland camp ahead of the final round of the Rugby Championship.
The Springboks will take on Pumas in the final round of the tournament on 10th August and instead of flying to Argentina, Erasmus arranged a training camp in New Zealand after they managed a 16-16 draw in Wellington against the All Blacks in the penultimate round.
Part of the squad will head to Argentina on Friday night while the rest of them will travel on Sunday with the South African players set to resume their training on Monday and Erasmus was pleased with the outcome.
“We chose to stay behind in Auckland (after the Wellington Test) mainly for two reasons,” said Erasmus.
“Firstly, to cut down on the amount of traveling time between New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.
“And secondly, we had some good team building exercises, while we used the time together to fit in some extra training time with the squad.
“We have grown into a very tight unit, so looking back at the past week I think we ticked both those boxes.”
South Africa are currently positioned at the top in the Rugby Championship table after managing seven points from two games and are closely followed by New Zealand at second place.