It became as soon as a Test to neglect for all Springbok fans as the world champions fumbled their diagram via 80 minutes of woeful rugby against the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship clash in Brisbane on Saturday.
Now now not handiest did the Springboks lose 30-17, they all-but lost their grip on the Rugby Championship title and they DID lose their Number 1 world rating and the Nelson Mandela Distress Plate!
Surely NOT an time out to take into account!
So how did the Springboks’ starting XV fee?
All rankings out of 10
15 Willie le Roux – 4
No doubt cannot be South Africa’s handiest fullback? Vulgar area if he’s.
14 Sibusiso Nkosi – 5
Tried laborious, decrease than Test identical old. Cheslin Kolbe can’t return snappy ample.
13 Lukhanyo Am – 5
Scored the Springboks’ handiest try, but furthermore slipped a number of tackles. Now now not his handiest time out.
12 Damian de Allende – 6
Perchance the handiest of a sorry backline bunch. All trusty away met extra opponents than gaps but furthermore had a crew-excessive 50-plus metres in carries.
11 Makazole Mapimpi – 5
Fallen off the tempo since his 2019 Rugby World Cup heroics. Springboks desperately need his spark and X-ingredient.
10 Handré Pollard – 3
Kicked better than closing week but that’s now not announcing important. Can’t address . Overlooked a different of important tackles. Badly out of kinds which is a large area as the gap to the subsequent handiest flyhalf (Elton Jantjies or even Morne Steyn?!) is extensive!
9 Faf de Klerk – 3
Deserved yellow card for cynical play ticket his crew dearly. Kicking recreation became as soon as acceptable, but so interested to give away possession the recreation-view must be puzzled.
8 Duane Vermeulen – 4
A loooooong diagram off his handiest compose and questions can occupy to be requested about his long-time length world future. His most up-to-date signing for Ulster in Ireland smacks of a retirement view. Will shock no person ought to he dangle up his Springbok boots at the quit of the season.
7 Francois Mostert – 5
‘A’ for effort but playing out of contrivance on the flank that questions important he requested of management and their different. Has to commence at lock subsequent weekend against the All Blacks.
6 Siya Kolisi (captain) – 5
Common efficiency at handiest. Goes lacking a long way too customarily and the crew misses minute to nothing when he’s substituted. Simply has to step up his recreation other an extensive design back looms for coach Jacques Nienaber in his different.
5 Marvin Orie – 5
Took on the area of every lineout uncontested such is the fresh sad bellow of world rugby that no person challenges at lineout time. Did very minute else around the park.
4 Eben Etzebeth – 6
Better but peaceful now not the force Springbok fans occupy change into acquainted with from the hulking second-rower. Faces a huge step-up at faculty subsequent weekend against Brodie Retallick.
3 Frans Malherbe – 5
Did the fundamentals, solid at scrum-time, nothing else stood out.
2 Bongi Mbonambi – 4
Nothing special. Spent a accurate segment of the match down injured. Malcolm Marx could well presumably smartly commence subsequent weekend.
1 Trevor Nyakane – 4
Common. The losing of Steven Kitshoff will be puzzled – and rightly so.