Some will not find Rassie Erasmus statements after the test as a positive but you have to know the man to understand that he was close to had a 18 L restriction.
It is one of Erasmus big things, fit in or….., the jersey is a previlege, there is no such thing as a bad day at the office you are a professional, do your job.
And defence guru Nienaber is even worst and will be fuming today.
Erasmus made a few statements after the game showing his disappointment..
He was brutally honest in his assessment of the Springboks’ poor performance against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday, “It was embarrassing and not the kind of performance you expect to see from the Springboks.”
He added: ” We made only one change to the starting team from last week, when we dominated them.”We have to point the fingers to ourselves, firstly as coaches and then as players, and we will have to fix it.”
“We were playing better rugby in the second half but we just didn’t make use of our opportunities. I’m not going to look for positives after a performance like that. We have no excuses, we knew exactly what to expect, we prepared for it but didn’t handle it.”
A huge stepup is required from Erasmus and his players for the next two test is away and against Australia and New Zealand who will be 80% better team than what the Argentinians showed on Saturday.