Durban - Gary Teichmann had the honour of handing out the Springbok matchday jerseys on Friday ahead of Saturday's second Test against France in Durban.
Teichmann is the current CEO of the Sharks, but he has 42 Test caps to his name.
He captained the Boks in 32 of those matches, winning 26 of them before eventually being sacked as skipper by Nick Mallett in 1999.
Current Bok captain Warren Whiteley, born in Durban, has had his style of play and leadership compared to that of the now-50-year-old Teichmann.
This will be Whiteley's second match as Bok captain.
The Boks have kept their side largely unchanged for Saturday's clash, with the only change from the side that won 37-14 in Pretoria last weekend seeing Lionel Mapoe come straight into the starting line-up for Jesse Kriel, who suffered a head knock in that match.
If the Boks win in Durban on Saturday, they will take an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final Test of the series in Johannesburg next weekend.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:05.
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds
15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Damian Penaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kévin Gourdon, 6 Yacouba Camara, 5 Romain Taofifeuna, 4 Yoann Maestri, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Substitutes: 16 Clément Maynadier, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Uini Atonio, 19 Julien le Devedec, 20 Bernard le Roux, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Nans Ducuing