Bok fans fume after defeat

2012-09-10 14:12
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Springboks and coach Heyneke Meyer are in the firing line as Sport24 readers let rip after the disappointing defeat against the Wallabies in Perth.

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Meyer's Test coaching record now reads: Played 6: Won 3, Drawn 2 and Lost 1. Hardly inspiring reading for a Springbok coach, although he has been hamstrung by injuries to key players.

Meyer has recently come under criticism from media and fans for his tactics and selections, and he is under pressure to drop some of his under-performing Springboks.

Here's what the Sport24 readers had to say following the defeat in Perth:

"We need game-breakers in the backline. Too much kicking away of good ball." - GD Snygans

"They will lose next Saturday and will be lucky to get 0 points!" - Stormers61

"The only thing the Boks forgot behind were their Blue Bull jerseys."
- rlmann

"Trouble next week if they persist with this 'game plan'." - Anita Zeemann

"Heyneke's obsession with big players who can't think on their feet is almost as pathetic as the time when he was paraded as the savior of SA rugby after what was believed to be a new era in SA rugby. Yes, a new low in SA rugby it is indeed."
- Alistair Claassen

"We are playing school boy rugby. Coach needs to make it happen or leave now. We cannot expect anything but a drilling against the All Blacks next Saturday."
- Gavin (Sandton)

"I guess this is the price that will be paid as long as there is a limited stubborn coach with ZERO vision and x-factor." - Brett Katz

"HM needs to go. POSSESSION IS 9/10th's of the law. Save yourselves a flight ticket and come home now before entering the land of the All Blacks." - Gavin

"Why do we kick away the ball into the Wallabies' hands with 2 mins to go when we are 7 points behind? Blue Bull kicking rugby does not work for the Boks."
- speirsharry

"There is nothing to say about the Boks today that hasn't been said before. Naas said on Super Sport that the people at home know what the Bok players are going to do so their opposite numbers will also know that." - Dirk Holl

"At the moment our forward play is fragmented, no unity or drive! We have no ball fetcher at all. We won't win if we persist in not contesting the tackle situation and allowing the opposition to recycle their ball at will!!!"
- Thomas

"Absolutely putrid!!!"
- Gordon Roberts

"I believe our rugby style at the moment is not just a Springbok style but a South African way of playing. Watching some of the Currie Cup games this weekend we seem to kick the ball away far too much which limits our attacking options and gives the opposition a chance to counter attack."
- Conrad Page

"Dus nou van jake white se tyd af wat ons dieselfde wedstrydplan speel."
- Graham25

"Come home please there is a opening in the ABSA Currie Cup first division."
- bradleyoct

Pathetic, coach is hard headed, wants to play old-style rugby, backline is useless, ball not going through hands, had two situations with overlaps, certain try and the players did not pass the ball out."
- Les Kay

"We should be able to play a game to suit the situation that confronts us on any given day. We should be trained to play a variety of brands of rugby, so if one game plan is not working, we can change to plan B. Lets play winning rugby, a brand of rugby that does not rely solely on brute force, but force, speed and guile." - Tanya Morris

"Why do we persist in playing one of the dullest, singularly unimaginative flyhalfs in the game? It’s not as if he makes up for his inadequacies with perfect pinpoint kicking anymore!"
- Antonio Tonin

"They do not have a chance against the All Blacks."
- Hennie de Wet

"Totally on the wrong track with their obvious dumb and old gameplan. Needed 1 nifty fly half and 1 fast fetcher."
- hennieml

Is the problem the players, the coach, the gameplan - or all of the above? (Gallo Images)


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