Cape Town - Schalk Burger was immense again for the Springboks on Saturday - his physicality on and off the ball a noticeable factor in the 34-16 win over Scotland.
And, as a result, after three rounds of fixtures nobody at the tournament has made more carries than the Stormers man.
Willem Alberts is back in the mix now and if he gets through the USA game on Wednesday unscathed then he will come into contention for a start in the quarter-finals, but it is hard to see Heyneke Meyer going into the knockouts without Burger in the mix.
Elsewhere after round 3, Bok flyhalf Handre Pollard has moved up the top points scorer's list to number four on the list after picking up 19 points against Scotland, according to the tournament's official website.
Here are some World Cup statistics ahead of this week's final round robin matches:
Top points scorers:
51 - Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina)
45 - Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)
41 - Bernard Foley (Australia)
38 - Handre Pollard (South Africa)
36 - Dan Biggar (Wales)
47 - Schalk Burger (South Africa)
44 - Michael Leitch (Japan)
41 - Mike Brown (England)
40 - Vungakoto Lilo (Tonga)
38 - Viliami Ma'afu (Tonga)
338 - Telusa Veainu (Tonga)
328 - DTH Van der Merwe (Canada)
323 - Mike Brown (England)
259 - Santiago Cordero (Argentina)
250 - Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
40 - Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
37 - Richie Gray (Scotland)
36 - Victor Kolelishvili (Georgia)
36 - Francesco Minto (Italy)
36 - Jonny Gray (Scotland)
36 - Michael Leitch (Japan)
8 - David Pocock (Australia)
7 - Leone Nakarawa (Fiji)
7 - Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
6 - Thierry Dusautoir (France)