BAD SELECTIONS: Coach Allister Coetzee

After their latest horror show against Ireland in which the Springboks lost 38-3 in Dublin, fans are gatvol of the national team’s results.
And they want change.

In response to yesterday’s Duidelike Dudley column (Drop the Bok, scrap quotas), a number of fans sent their thoughts via email.

Daily Voice reader Gerome Roman reckons the problem starts with the coaching staff and says: “[Saru must] get professional overseas coaches [and] be honest in the boardroom get politics out of sports no matter your colour.”

He adds: “I played against Allister Coetzee at Dower College, I loved the way he played the game.

“He was a master scrumhalf. But in the Bok job, he failed us.”

Sedick Ismail, meanwhile, agrees that the quota system must be dropped and believes that form players are being overlooked.

Ismail says: “Players should be chosen on merit and not by the colour of their skins!

CHOSEN ON MERIT: Siya Kolisi

“Second of all, Allister Coetzee must be scrapped, he keeps on going about dumb continuity which is bringing them absolutely nowhere!

“Why not go with the flyhalf of the Stormers’ Robert du Preez?

“Kwagga Smith had a brilliant season in Currie Cup and even better in the Barbarians game, but no show!

“Likewise for Nizaam Carr. Brilliant season, but no show!

“I am so tired of being disappointed by this Bok team, it’s not even funny anymore”

Brandon Jacobs defended the coach, saying: “I’m not a Toetie fan and probably never will be.

“But statements coming from former players I find harsh towards him as they have benefited from the system and these statements are exactly what divides the country.

“Quotas have never worked and so many players of colour even with X-factor left our shores.

“The Stormers have money to buy useless white players where a youngster should have been given the opportunity, yet they cannot add that money to the salary of a Juan de Jongh, Cheslin Kolbe or Gio Aplon thus still showing what rugby in this country is all about.”

WASTED TALENT: Gio Aplon was lost to South African rugby




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