His general game? Always likely to demonstrate at least some unmistakable doses of X-factor. His place-kicking? Just as often, the noticeably scratchiest string to his bow.
Against that backdrop, Damian Willemse producing a welcome 100 percent record off the tee - and adding a very rare dropped goal into the bargain - really amounted to the cherry on top of a superb showing by the young flyhalf on Saturday.