This week may be the most definding week for Springbok rugby as the fate of Allister Coetzee will be determine by the review of his 2017 season.
2017 Has not been much better for neither Springboks nor Coetzee and his team as they slumped back to six on the World Rugby Ranking and Coetzee can only brag with a 44% win-ratio. There are not many Pro-Coetzee people around anymore and even those hard core Coetzee fans have turned against the Springbok coach.
The facts are that Coetzee could not beat the Aussies and All Blacks twice this year and against a second string Wales side, he also lost against Ireland and the only wins came against a poor French team in June and November and Italy.
With Rassie Erasmus as the Director of Rugby we could see SA Rugby and the Springboks moving into a new direction not just with the Springboks but also how Nationals teams will go forward from here on end.
Coetzee will have a chance to explain himself this week and I am sure it will be taken into consideration but for many Coetzee has failed in all aspects of being the top coach in South Africa.
Selections, game-plan and his communication to the biggest stake holder in SA Rugby, the fans have been poor and that is putting it lightly.
Many supporters have lost total trust in Coetzee and his ability to make a difference with less than two years till the World Cup in Japan. Many South Africans thought it was funny to see England not making the play-offs in 2015 but the reality is now that we are heading the same way.
To once two time World Cup winning team have become the laughing stock of world rugby.
Although many would have believed that Springbok rugby could not get lower than the lost against Japan in 2015, Coetzee have managed to take them even lower.
Now there will be plenty of excuses from Coetzee and kie but at the end they have shown that they are simply not good enough and the stats shows it.
To come after the tour and state that you made mistakes in selections and game plan shows that you should not be their in the first place and SA Rugby cannot get rid of Coetzee faster if they want to save Springbok rugby.
The only thing that can ease the pain of the dying Springbok supporters will be to see Coetzee disappear in the December light never to be seen close to rugby field again.