Cardiff - Heyneke Meyer has given the first indication that the coming tour of Wales, Scotland and France may see him depart from what most critics appear to be expecting him to, which is to stick to the policy of playing the best team in every test.
"Next year we will pick the best team and try to get them playing together for as many games as possible, but right now, two years out from the World Cup, I want to find out if some of the guys can make it," said Meyer.
"You still want to win games now, but I would rather see mistakes now than at the World Cup.
"You need to give guys opportunities (to show what they can do).
"If I remember last year’s tour to the north, we learned a lot about the players.
Just what Meyer means when he talks about giving players a chance is something we may have to wait until next week to find out.
Ahead of the Incoming Tours Series in South Africa in June, Meyer also spoke about spreading the net.
Patrick Lambie is one who could benefit if Meyer sticks to his word by giving players a chance against Scotland.
He has played several games off the bench this season but is yet to start at international level and after his solid performances in the UK on the last November tour, he is probably owed at least one opportunity to show what he can do in the No 10 jersey.