While Springbok supporters welcomed the return of the hot-stepping Cheslin Kolbe back into the side, his positional announcement left many intrigued.
For the first time in his Test career, Kolbe will turn out in the number 15 jersey. He is no stranger to the fullback position, however, having represented Western Province and the Stormers in that role numerous times before.
It is a move which will be watched with much interest. There is no doubt that he has the required skill-set and then some. Plus, with some extra space and time on the ball, his wonderful attacking ability could create nightmares for the Irish defence.