Suspect Rassie is not alone in being happy with the Springbok comeback over the weekend against France.
It was not a good performance from the Springboks and they had a terrible first half. Most of the problems for the Springboks came from poor execution in their kicking game.
There are also players on poor form at the moment which add to the problems the team had against England and France.
We will have to wait and see of Erasmus will stick with certain players for this weekends test.
Sometimes you need a little bit of luck to go your way and the Springboks had their fare share this weekend.
With Flo that got a turnover-penalty in the Springboks twenty two which Jantjies did not kick out directly.
Luckily the assistant referee flag was up before the TMO told Owens that time is up.
That gave the Springboks another lineout which resulted in another penalty. This time around Jantjies made sure that the ball was out inside the French twenty two.
From here the Springboks kept cool heads and through a number of phases and penalties Bongi was at the end of a great drive from the lineout to win the test for the Springboks.
If there is one thing we can take out of this test then it must be that the Springboks was able to, by hook or crook to close out the game.
The calmness showed by the players was great to see for a change in that final minutes and it was also great to see them finally able to handle the pressure when it matters.
‘It was definitely not the most clinical performance but the team was gusty enough and it feels much better [than last week],’ said Erasmus.
‘Last week we took it through 15 phases to get a penalty to win the game [and it didn’t happen]. This week we had to score a try to win the match.
‘We’ve done it a few times this year where we were behind quite early in the match, but this scoreline happened just before and after half-time and that made it tough. There were a few big moments for us and I thought our guys handled those and the pressure very well.’
The win was great but it does not take away that we should have never been in that position in the first place.
The biggest problem I have seen over this year from the Springboks was the inconsistency by not just the team as whole but from some players as well.
The one week we look like world beaters and the next week the same player looks like Varsity players playing at test level.
One thing that did work well this week was our subs. They came on at the right time and left us enough time to pull this one back.
Scotland awaits us this weekend and they will not be easy at all.
Many supporters wants Rassie to give some players a starting chance but most of the people I spoke to wants Du Toit back on the side of the scrum.
Erasmus will name his side for the Scotland test on Thursday and the test will be live on SuperSport on Saturday just after 19:00.
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