It’a now time for Allister Coetzee and his Springboks to wys iets.
There has been very little for fans of the national rugby team to brag about this season.
That comeback against Ireland was about it. But then again, we South Africans aren’t supposed to be cheering a fightback against the Irish.
The Boks should be measured against the best in world rugby.
And for the next two weeks, they have to show that they are still one of the best.
To say the Bokke will have to come out fighting out of their corner is an understatement.
Playing at home, they have home ground advantage and the fans will not accept failure on Mzansi soil when they take on Australia at Loftus tomorrow.
The public is not optimistic at all that the Bokke are ready to end their run of three straight defeats, though.
Toetie said he would make some big calls after their 41-13 pak against the All Blacks. But really, he has just brought in Willie le Roux and Pat Lambie and dropped some players.
Now we will have to wait and see just what the Boks have up their sleeves when the whistle blows tomorrow in Pretoria.
Will the combinations he and his coaching team have brought bymekaar work out successfully? Ons sal maar sien.
I don’t mean to be a downer and dikbek, but we can’t expect the Bokke to just be a better team now.
There are some things that are fundamentally wrong in SA rugby and almal sal ma moet mooi saamwerk om met ‘n regte storie beymekaar te kom.
Otherwise we could be end bottom of the Rugby Championship and that is not going to look good for Toetie when Saru’s Rugby Indaba happens at the end of next month.
And if they lose to the Wallabies this weekend, then there is a moerse chance of that happening. The Bokke will only have one win to show for the entire tournament with the Durban Test against the All Blacks to play. En daar gaan hulle ook maar sukkel.
If the All Blacks beat Argentina they will need just two more wins so set the record for straight Test wins, so they will be doing the Bokke no favours next weekend.