Any team taking on the All Blacks at this moment has a 30% change in my mind and if you go down the rankings a team like teh Springboks even less.
This weekend will see what is suppose to be the biggest rival in the game when the Springboks take on the All Blacks but unfortunately those days ended in the 80’s and 90’s.
I hear some people saying we have tried and copied the All Blacks as most nations have done and forgot what made South African rugby great over the last 100 years and in a way I agree with that sentiment.
The once feared rugby nations has become the beating bat for most and add to that some humiliation defeats against Japan and Argentina who should not even come close to beating a Springbok side.
Since unification in our country our record looks bleak against the All Blacks
Allister Coetzee – 0 from 4 (2016-2017)
Heyneke Meyer – 1 from 8 (2012-2015 – 12.5%)
Peter de Villiers – 5 from 11 (2008-2011 – 45%)
Jake White – 3 from 9 (2004-2007 – 33.3%)
Rudolf Straeuli – 0 from 5 (2002-2003)
Harry Viljoen – 0 from 2 (2000-2001)
Nick Mallett – 4 from 7 – 57% (1997-200)
Carel du Plessis – 0 from 2 (1997)
Andre Markgraaff – 1 from 5 (1996 – 20%)
After beating the All Blacks in 1995 in the World Cup, the Boks enjoyed a 21-18 head-to-head advantage over the Kiwis, including three draws.
It has since change to a 57-35 win-record against the Springboks, including three draws.
Since 1995 the Springboks have not been able to get constant results against the All Blacks and were they have evolved in all aspect in the game where as South Africans have forgotten what made us a great rugby nations.
As a team we are unable to play under pressure, if we were we would have put another three tries passed the Aussies after they went 23-18 ahead.
To beat the All Blacks you need to beat them at set pieces and at the breakdowns. Do we have the pack to do it?
With another new backline we can not expect much better from what we have seen the past two weeks so all in all we can except that this weekend will not be pretty for us again.