Johannesburg - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is facing possibly his toughest selection task to date as a number of locally based Springboks have recently taken up contracts at overseas clubs.
"As a Springbok coach you always want to pick your best side and I always want to look at our home-grown players first," Meyer said on Monday.
Meyer would have been in trouble had he followed the selection policy.
Meyer welcomed the return of stalwart Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez.
"Fourie is a great player who can dictate the game and I believe he is a great leader and I think he can add value.
"This gives me an opportunity to look at Fourie.
"He’s available for five to six Tests and I don’t want to get in to the situation before the world cup and I don’t know who are the best scrumhalves."