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Nabetragting – Springboks are an embarrassment

Really hard to see the same problem week after week with the Springboks as we had to endure another poor performance on Saturday when they played a second string Wales side.

The first forty was one of the worst we saw from the Boks this year and they would have always struggled to come back from that.

As per norm our backline was beyond useless, we could not handle the high ball and our defence was absolutly shocking.

A few jokes did the rounds as well on social media.

Our defensive plan let through two tries in the first half as the Welsh explored the fact that we had another outside back playing out of position because the coach kept on picking an out of form Coetzee at fullback and then selected the young and excited Bulls fullback Gelant on the wing.

The third try against us was also the result of Coetzee kicking away turnover ball which was charged down.

As good as Coetzee has been all year with the Lions as poor he has been for the Boks. Write it off against the poor coaching and gameplan from Coetzee and his team or lost of form but Gelant should have been given a change to get into the side from the French game atleast.

Pollard also did not start well but atleast got back into his game as the game progress. Cronje is still not doing anything for me at nine and a huge difference in the team came when Louis Schreuder came on. Again do not understand the mindset of Coetzee not giving Schreuder the chance to start with Paige on the bench if you want.

Cronje has played all the Lions matches this year and almost every test for the Boks.

The midfield still have problems not just on defence but also on attack with not enough straight running. At one stage the forwards run the ball and made more meters in one move than the backs in the whole first half.

Upfront we again stood strong and another great test from Marx, Kolisi and the props. If only we had fifteen Springboks with the heart and abilities like Marx.

Apart from Coetzee poor gameplan, defensive structures and selections he had to go one step further and totally screw up the subs as well. Only he knows why he replaced Pollard for Jantjies, his front row and given Am 4 minutes.

He yet again showed that apart from not being able to understand the game at test level and find a proper gameplan he can also not read the game to see what is need to win a test.

You do not sub a player just because you planned that before the game, you sub a player to make the team better in the second half and all he did was to take the sting and the lead out of the test with his subs.

The worst is that he will go on TV after the game with a smug on his face and tell the world that the Boks improved this year and that they have again taken plenty of positive out of another lost.

I have never seen Naas Botha as upset in the Super Sport studio as on Saturday night and for once I agree with everything he had to say about how poor Coetzee selections and gameplan were.

All we can hope for now is that SARU have the balls to show him the door and get proper coaches in to try and fixed what Coetzee and his team have screwed up the past two years.

Atleast we do not have to see another Springboks lost again this year, so just maybe we can have a good Christmas after next week review from SARU on Coetzee.

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    cab

    December 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Lmao – they are useless. That pooch looked exactly like them.

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    Americano

    December 5, 2017 at 1:55 am

    It’s time. Convert Messerschmitt Willie to a #9

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  3. DavidS

    DavidS

    December 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

    @Americano: Ke Nako

    What we need is to move SARU to Joburg and ban ALL the Cape media from writing anything about rugby EVER AGAIN.

    They should stop ignoring the fucking elephants stomping about the room and start catching a fucking mind sobering wake up.

    It’s forever

    Oh Warren Whiteley is too small

    Oh Ross Cronje is too slow

    Oh Duane Vermeulen will solve everything

    Bring in Rassie Erasmus to help

    Fire Andries Coetzee because he is kak

    Elton Jantjes is not international quality*

    Jesse Kriel sucks

    Maak die Stormers almal Bokke

    The problem is not team selections. The fucking team does not select itself. TWO useless fucking clowns select players and then make them play fucking useless planless rugby in a game style that doesn’t suit them and then the fucking Cape media cabal whines because the players cannot fulfill the useless coach’s and his useless selections’ useless game plan**

    * This despite the fact that when facing the All Blacks’ flyhalves this year he played them off the field.

    ** If you get an artist and ask him to sweep floors and he does a kak job – this is what happens. It doesn’t make him a kak artist.. it makes him a kak sweeper

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