The pressure seems to be getting to the players in the Springbok camp, especially midfielder Damian de Allende.
After the Springboks’ 26-24 defeat to Argentina last weekend, fans were bedonnerd and took some potshots at the players on Twitter.
One fan, Brandon Wheater, tweeted: “Also passing would not kill us. Our Wings are currently spectators. *cough* @Doogz *cough* @Goose10Johan *cough*.”
This was apparently enough to send De Allende, aka Doogz, over the edge.
Having battled with his form throughout the year, De Allende then hit back with: “Cough some more while you sit on your couch and enjoy your life doing nothing.”
He later deleted the tweet and apologised: “My deepest apologies if I offended anyone with my tweet, sorry for my actions. Next time I’ll keep it to myself.”
The Boks arrived back in South Africa yesterday after their Rugby Championship defeat in Salta.
Coach Allister Coetzee will name his squad for their tour of Australia today, with the team departing to Brisbane on Thursday for their clash against the winless Wallabies on September 11.