In 2007, Jake White, with Eddie Jones as advisor for this year's tournament, finalized a masterpiece for his successful term as Springbok coach.
South Africa eventually triumphed without problems, and the influence of today's English head coach was widely praised.  Twelve years later, Rassie Erasmus succeeded in convincing the less experienced but highly respected Irishman Felix Jones in his role as defense adviser.
It is no wonder that people are already drawing parallels.
Jones previously explained how he was welcomed from the beginning, and now other members of the Bok setup have also praised him.
Here's what they had to say.
MZWANDILE STICK (assistant coach)
He is involved in our philosophy and knows a lot about the European sides. He also has good relationships with some New Zealand coaches. I have to be honest and say that he is a very good guy. It's nice to work with him. He is passionately interested in attack coaching. He is really passionate and insightful. He has contributed a lot.
I believe he has already influenced. Compared to Japan, you have seen us take advantage of certain opportunities, and part of it is thanks to him. He creates added value.
PIETER-STEPH DU TOIT (flank)
Felix is a really hard worker and understands the game really well. He was only in our camp for two days and I sat next to him on one of our train rides. He did not hesitate to remove his laptop and started to work individually with us. He likes to work one on one with us and that makes us fun as a player.
As a team, we really take a professional attitude. We are really actively trying to improve ourselves individually. When everyone achieves this goal, it's obvious the whole team will benefit.
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