Cape Town - Former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux was not a happy camper while watching the Springboks lose to Wales in Cardiff on Saturday night.
Le Roux, a vociferous tweeter, shared his views during and after the match at the Principality Stadium, which the Springboks lost 27-13.
The result ended a horrific season for Allister Coetzee’s team, who lost eight of their 12 Tests.
The coach has overseen a first loss to Italy, a first at home to Ireland and a first away to Argentina, while the South Africans were also humiliated by a record 57-15 margin at home by arch rivals, the All Blacks.
Le Roux, who played 54 Tests between 1994 and 2002, was appalled the Springbok performance but noted that there is hope for the future - provided Coetzee is axed as head coach.
While the match was still on, a tweet from Le Roux read:“We are probably going to lose. At least Strauss and Allister will be gone. If Allister stays we are FUCKED! His WHOLE Coaching staff to go too"
After the match, Le Roux was more subdued in his analysis, saying: “From here we can build and we will be an incredible bet for next World Cup. Corporate sponsors should get involved for change”
He remained adamant that Coetzee should lose his job though, noting he was not good enough for the job.
Le Roux’s response to a reader’s comment was that Coetzee“is not a quota” but “unfortunately he just is not good enough at the highest level” before comparing Coetzee to former coaches Rudolf Straeuli and Heyneke Meyer.
According to Le Roux, South African rugby also does not have a talent problem, but “definitely a coaching one”.