Cape Town - France and the Springboks will do battle at the Stade de France on Saturday in what promises to be a hard-fought encounter.
Kick-off is at 22:05 SA time.
The Boks are coming off a narrow 12-11 defeat to England at Twickenham last weekend, as well as the Rugby Championship, while France haven't played since being white-washed 3-0 in the Test series in New Zealand in June.
Missed any of the build-up to the match?
Below the Top 10 articles you have to read:
1. Pollard closing in on Naas' Springbok mark
Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is fast closing in on the 300-Test
point mark - and Naas Botha's total points mark for South Africa.
2. Sixteen stats and facts: France v Springboks
Sixteen stats and facts ahead of the Springboks' end of year tour Test against France in Paris.
3. Du Toit 'basically a loose forward packing down at lock'
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says the versatility of Pieter-Steph du Toit is a vital asset for his side.
4. France, Springboks head to Paris with eyes on Japan
A one-off Test is always important but when France and South Africa line
up in Paris, winning will not be the only item on the agenda.
5. Rassie: Willemse will get another Bok chance soon
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that Damian Willemse will definitely get another Springbok opportunity soon.
6. Rassie: We didn't want to risk picking Eben Etzebeth
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained the decision not to risk Eben Etzebeth for Saturday's clash against France.
7. Boks: Rassie goes for guile over grunt
The Boks seem intent on using methods to subdue France on Saturday that
don’t necessarily have ‘trample’ as a pivotal feature, says Rob Houwing.
8. Rassie rushes back 6 overseas Boks for France Test
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his team for their Test against France in Paris.
9. France pick giant No 8 for Springbok Test
Montpellier No 8 Louis Picamoles, who weighs in around 115kg and stands
1.92m tall, has been named in France's starting line-up to take on South
Africa in Paris.
10. Boks favourites to edge France in Paris - bookies
The Springboks are favourites to edge France in Saturday's clash in Paris, according to local bookmakers.
Players to watch:
For France: One player who will need little motivation for the home side is Louis Picamoles.
The behemoth number eight is a superb ball carrier and will be
determined to get his side over the advantage line with some
barnstorming runs. However, the 32-year-old's game is not just about
brute force as he also has some subtleties in his armoury and his
ability to offload in the tackle makes him particularly dangerous.
For South Africa: After delivering one of his worst performances in a green and gold jersey, in last weekend's loss to England, Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx
can consider himself fortunate to be in the starting line-up for this
encounter. At his best, Marx is one of the world's best players and his
nomination for the World Rugby Player of the Year award is testament to
that. His ball carrying and prowess at the breakdown is excellent but in
that Test against England his lineout throw-ins were poor and one of
the main reasons for the Boks' defeat. He will be determined to improve
in that department against France.
Head-to-head: The battle between the two flyhalves is always important and both France's Camille Lopez and Handre Pollard
of the Springboks will be determined to prove their worth to their
respective sides, albeit for different reasons. Lopez is a man on a
mission. He makes his return to the Test arena after an 18-month break
due to a serious ankle injury and will be keen to repay the faith shown
in him by his coach. Meanwhile, Pollard will be keen to deliver an
improved performance after offering little on attack against England and
missed a vital penalty late on in that clash. Both pivots will be
expected to dictate the pace of the game and lead the way in the
2018: South Africa won 18-17 in Paris
2017: South Africa won 35-12 in Johannesburg
2017: South Africa won 37-15 in Durban
2017: South Africa won 37-14 in Pretoria
2013: South Africa won 19-10 in Paris
2010: South Africa won 42-17 in Cape Town
2009: France won 20-13 in Toulouse
2006: France won 36-26 in Cape Town
Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Geoffrey
Doumayrou, 11 Damian Penaud, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis
Picamoles, 7 Arthur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4
Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1
Substitutes: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Dany Priso, 18
Rabah Slimani, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Mathieu Babillot, 21 Antoine
Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Gael Fickou
Willie le Roux, 14 S’bu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11
Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7
Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4
Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18
Vincent Koch, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Embrose Papier, 22
Elton Jantjies, 23 Cheslin Kolbe