Rugby Championship

Reaction to Springboks' horror loss to All Blacks

2017-09-18 18:25

Cape Town - You've probably heard this weekend's news (if not - where have you been and can we join you?!), but Allister Coetzee and his charges slumped to their worst Test defeat ever - losing 57-0 to the All Blacks in Albany.

Yes, we want to wake up from this nightmare too.

Taking that into account, in case you missed any reaction to the Springboks loss, here are our top FIVE stories:

1. MANY BOKS SHOULD PLAY CLUB RUGBY

Some former Springbok players were not happy with the current team's humiliating defeat to New Zealand.

Loose forward Rob Louw took to Twitter to express his discontent at the players in the current Springbok set-up.

Click here to read Louw's statement

2. COETZEE'S LONG "UNWANTED" RECORD LIST

Since taking over the national job as Springbok coach in 2016, Coetzee has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Here, we take a look back at Coetzee's Bok career so far and highlight FIVE unwanted broken records...

Click here to read the five unwanted 'firsts' for Coetzee

3. BOKS STAY SOLID IN RANKING

Despite the embarrassing loss, the Springboks have remained third in the latest official World Rugby rankings.

This would be of some comfort to Coetzee and his charges...

Click here to see the latest rankings

4. BOKS NEED RASSIE'S HELP

The impending arrival of Rassie Erasmus as Springbok Director of Rugby could not come at a more important time following the horror weekend.

PRO14 Irish club, Leinster are in South Africa and their backline coach Girvan Dempsey believes that Erasmus is the man who can bring about significant change.

Click here to read Dempsey's reasoning

5. "NO BOK IS FIT TO BE AN ALL BLACK"

Not ONE Springbok would make it into an All Blacks starting XV.

That's according to former coach Nick Mallett who says that the "Springboks are a team that is trying without stars".

Click here to read Mallett's reasoning

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