Then let me keep it simple, as per your question, "I hear you. So to bring it back to HM, did he inherent a bad or good team?” PdV inherited a good team and maintained its balance as I already said. I was simply answering your question in semi-depth, where the roots was created.
Ok. I agree with the fact that he "maintained" it. It could've been worse such as previous coaches Markgraaf , Carel du Plessis and Straulie who inherited a WC winning team and allowed SA rugby to take a massive nose-dive at their hands.