Consequently, coach Frans Ludeke was able to announce a starting line-up against the Hurricanes in Napier on Saturday that only features two changes.
Most notably is the return of regular stand-in skipper Flip van der Merwe in the second row, after sitting out with a hamstring injury for two weeks.
His presence was one of the main reasons for Victor Matfield embarking on the trip merely as the line-out and attack specialist and not a player.
Nineteen-year-old Jacques du Plessis has been immense as a ball-carrier to date but gets granted a bit of a breather on the bench with namesake Jacques Engelbrecht getting a start.
“We’re looking to start rotating players from now on and with the depth we have in the squad, it’s something I don’t mind doing,” said Ludeke.
Given how efficiently the men from Pretoria picked themselves up from a lacklustre start to their campaign, the confidence extracted from a run of three victories and a draw renders the rotation dynamic even less of a problem.
“The important thing for me is that we’ve played well in the past few weeks.
“We’re winning games again. We’re playing a team that’s on the up,” said Ludeke.
“You need a special performance to win here and producing it is so much easier if you’ve culitvated a winning habit.”