Coetzee: Record Irish defeat ‘difficult to explain

Under fire Springbok coach Allister Coetzeehas said the record defeat to Ireland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday was “difficult to explain”, writes Sport24

Coetzee, still looking for his first victory in charge on an end-of-year tour, oversaw yet another record defeat as the Boks bumbled their way to a 38-3 loss, the massive 35-point differential easily eclipsing the previous biggest defeat of 17 points – in both 2006 and 2014.

“It was disappointing and as a group we take full responsibility. Ireland were clinical,” Coetzee added.

Back in 2016 Coetzee set the first of several unwanted “records” when he took charge of the Springboks’ first ever home defeat to the Irish at Newlands.

The calls for Coetzee’s dismissal will no doubt grow as the team looks to regather and prepare to face France in Paris next Saturday.

Another huge lost for Springboks



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    November 12, 2017 at 1:01 am

    This guy has to be the biggest f@ckwit in world rugby right now… perhaps even in the history of the game.

    Every peer, scribe and mug-punter has been telling this chump what the obvious problems, flaws and deficiencies are for two seasons now… but he knows better of course.

    He is the ultimate product of not having to be held accountable for all the seasons he has been in a coaching position. He has become utterly deluded, arrogant and unduly over-confident.

    He will not be sacked, he is not man enough to fall on his sword… I am punting at some stage he is going to start playing the race card for his own incompetence.

    The worst coach of a top tier rugby nation in the history of the game to have kept his job with a record dastardly win % record.

    I feel for the players that do not deserve to be in this side and are getting selected because of their skin colour and poor selection. I feel more for the players that do deserve to be in the side having to carry both the coach and undeserving players. And I feel even more those players (both fringe-form and experienced over-seas) that should have been in this side, sitting on the side-lines the last two seasons watching Coetzee undo every bit of good the Springbok once stood for.

    I feel fokol for Alister Coetzee (and SARU)… only falling on his sword might garner him an inch of respect for mine. I am not holding my breath.

  2. DavidS


    November 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

    He will not be sacked, he is not man enough to fall on his sword… I am punting at some stage he is going to start playing the race card for his own incompetence.

    I predicted it last night too…

  3. DavidS


    November 12, 2017 at 11:35 am

    @DavidS: The white players are sabotaging me

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    November 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Meraai is n groot springbok fan. Net die ander dag laat sy vir haar n tattoo maak op elke binnebeen. Lood de Jager op die een been en Eben Etzebeth op die ander been. Toe sy vir gatiepie op straat raak loop lig sy haar rok op en se kyk hier mooi ne kan jy raai wie is wie. Gatiepie het die storie so gekyk en toe se hy. Nei ek wietie so mooi van die twee ouens oppie kante nie maar die een innie middel is beslis Allister coetzee

  5. Bekke


    November 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    @Welshbok die Brandwag: hehehe – bebloed na Saterdag…


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