'POOL OF DEATH' COULD AWAIT SPRINGBOKS!
The Springboks could potentially be drawn in the same pool as world champions New Zealand and Argentina.
Argentina, semi-finalists in 2007 and '15, have dropped to ninth place in the world rankings, meaning Los Pumas are among the third-seeded teams for the draw at the State Guest House.
That's the fate that befell the Welsh ahead of the 2015 draw, and they were pitted against host nation England, two-time winners Australia and Fiji in what was regarded at the time as the toughest pool in the 28-year history of the Rugby World Cup.
It could get even tougher on Wednesday!
Argentina will get drawn alongside one of New Zealand, England, Australia and Ireland from the band of first seeds, and one of Scotland, France, South Africa and Wales in the band of second seeds.
It leaves open the possibility that three countries from the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship could be drawn in the same pool, with either New Zealand or Australia potentially in with South Africa and Argentina.