The Springboks and Proteas gave South African sports fans niks to be proud of this week.
From positions of strength the Green and Gold ended up with egg on their faces at Newlands and in the Caribbean.
The Bokke saw their first-half lead and a one-man advantage turn into a 26-20 defeat to Ireland and the Proteas lost seven wickets for 42 runs in their 36-run defeat to Australia.
And both teams know they need to go to work and “fix” it.
Allister Coetzee, in his first game in charge of the Boks, had to swallow the pain of watching his manne balang, as the 14 men of Ireland recorded their first win ever on SA soil.
He says: “This performance lacked the standards expected of a Springbok team.
“We are very, very disappointed with this performance and the result, it was not how we want to perform as a team.
“The performance was not good enough if you want to be called a Springbok.
“Lots of hard work awaits and we have to fix it, as simple as that.”
Proteas star Faf du Plessis says: “For us, it’s an easy fix.
“Technically we are in good touch. Mentally we were off it for five overs.
“And if you play like that against any team, you will lose.
“When we get into a position like that, we just have to be stronger.”