Boks drawn in RWC Pool B.
Scotland, Samoa and South Africa will join teams from Asia and America in their group at the 2015 World Cup.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks have been drawn rather favourably for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Scotland and Samoa join them in Pool B.
The group will also include a team from Asia, likely to be Japan and a team from the America's, which will either be USA or Canada.
They managed to avoid Pool A, which includes Australia, England and Wales.
While the defending Champions, the All Blacks will play Tonga and Argentina.
There will also be a 6 Nations flavour to Pool D as it includes 2011 runners-up France, against Ireland and Italy.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said they were happy with the draw.
"Yeah, it's interesting. It is what it is and you need to get through your pool, that's the most important thing."
De Villiers also said,"I think it's not so much who you play in your pool, but getting through it and then winning the next three games to win the cup.
So it'll be tough anyway, doesn't matter which pool you're in. So hopefully we end up first or second."
The Boks will come up against Samoa again, a team de Villiers said the Boks had hoped to avoid.
"I was actually walking with David Lenny going into the draw and I told him hopefully this time around we can miss each other.
We got selected in the same pool and that will be tough enough."
Coach Heyneke Meyer said he was not getting caught up in the distractions of a draw 3 years before the event.
"I don't believe in working out or looking at permutations. You have to work at your own destiny and if you look at the permutations too much, you're not focused."
"If you want to win the World Cup, you have to win seven games, doesn't matter who you play," said Meyer.
Meyer also said he was looking forward to playing in England and the unique atmosphere a World Cup there will have.
"I think it could also be one of the best World Cups ever."