Their critics kan ma hulle bekke warm klap because the Springboks are as aan.
After weeks of having to receive criticism from rugby “experts” all over the country, Springbok forwards coach Matthew Proudfoot yesterday said they are min gespin about what the people say.
On the back of three defeats – to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa will be looking to turn the tide when they face the Wallabies at Loftus this Saturday (5.05pm).
And in order to do that, Proudfoot believes they can’t afford to listen and give in to the criticism and adds that they look at themselves harshly.
He tells SArugbymag: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and we can’t afford to worry about that.
“We measure ourselves on our own criticism, and that’s the only thing that should affect our performances.
“How we look at ourselves and handle ourselves is what needs to be transferred to the team.”
The Boks, meanwhile are looking forward to playing at Loftus this Saturday — a ground where they have not lost to Australia, their opponents, in five games since 1992.