Coach Allister Coetzee’s Springboks are officially the worst South African national rugby team since 1992.
In the past 24 years, Bok rugby has never been at such a low point, with Saturday’s 27-13 defeat to Wales bringing their season to an end with only four wins in 12 outings.
The last time the Springboks had a less-than 50 percent winning record was in 2006 when they won five out of their 12 games, with the only coach having had a worse year than Coetzee being John Williams when the Springboks re-entered world rugby back in 1992.
Williams’ Boks could only win one of their five matches.
Coetzee, though, says he doesn’t skrik for the axe: “I don’t fear anything.
“I think this has really tested my character, it’s tested my faith – it’s tested a lot of things.
“I do feel that collectively, we’ve got to understand that it’s not just one person that can take responsibility for that.
“If I’m solely held responsible for that, then I will walk away.”
Coetzee will be reviewed by SA Rugby, while there will be a conditioning indaba for the national teams and Super Rugby biokineticists on 7 December, and another coaching indaba on 12 December where they will look to turn things around.