Coetzee slams Bokke’s ‘schoolboy errors’



September 19, 2016
Coetzee slams Bokke’s ‘schoolboy errors’

BRINGING THE AXE: Allister Coetzee

Toetie to reassess team, but doesn't have many options.

Heads are set to roll in the Springbok team after Saturday’s 41-13 crushing defeat by the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship.

The Boks suffered a third straight away loss in the competition after 
earlier also losing to Argentina and Australia.

And under-fire coach Allister Coetzee says certain players will pay for their errors by losing out on a place in the squad for the home matches against the Wallabies and All Blacks in the next three weeks.

Coetzee explains: “Maybe some of the players are not ready to play at this level.

“I’m going to have to make some tough decision when I get back home.

“We shouldn’t, however, have a knee-jerk reaction.

“No players go out there to deliberately make mistakes, so you don’t want to break them either.

“For many this was their first time playing against the All Blacks in New Zealand and the fact is this is a brilliant New Zealand team.

“But yes, this is also what international rugby is about. It’s tough to lose, but there will be consequences. We are an impatient nation and there is no doubt there is a difference between the Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Test rugby.

“If I have to make changes I will, but at the moment there are not better players. But it is unacceptable that so many schoolboy errors were made.”

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