Springboks

Bok backline woes 'stem from White era'

2016-06-23 10:00
Errol Tobias (File)

Cape Town - Former Springbok flyhalf Errol Tobias has not been impressed by the backline play of the Boks in the first two Tests against Ireland.

In an interview with Netwerk24, Tobias said the backline play was for “large parts indecisive and unimaginative”.

According to Tobias, the Springbok backline has suffered the same fate since the period Jake White coached the team (2004-2007).

“We have to remember that this is an evil which started in the Jake White era. It will require great expertise to resurrect," said Tobias.

Tobias, who became the first black Springbok in 1981, also commented on the flyhalf situation in the team.

Tobias says Elton Jantjies needs to improve his goal-kicking, while he feels new coach Allister Coetzee may have missed a trick by not utilising the talented Garth April.

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