Springbok Player Ratings: Australia


Australia away from home is never an easy prospect but I think most Springbok fans expected a win down under that we never got. The 23-23 draw against the Aussies makes things very difficult for the Springboks who now probably need a win in New Zealand to keep their Rugby Championship hopes alive.

Without going too much into the match, let me hand things over to our esteemed panel of armchair coaches for their Springbok Player Ratings.


@Justus_beets:           6/10 – “Steady as usual.”
@JudgeRugby:           4/10 – “I miss Lawrence Sephaka”
@HoerBoer:                6/10 – “Solid as usual.”

Malcolm Marx

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “A more rounded performance.”
@JudgeRugby:           6/10 – “Why is Chilliboy even on tour?”
@Hoerboer:                7/10 – “eh”

Coenie Oosthuizen

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “Broke his back…or should I say arm, for the team.”
@JudgeRugby:           6/10 – “You guys remember Richards Bands?”
@Hoerboer:                6/10 – “Broken arm, hey?”

Eben Etzebeth

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “If a shirt is grabbed and there’s no Eben around, does it still get stretched? Good enough outing from the captain.”
@JudgeRugby:           6/10 – “I wonder why Rob Linde never played for the boks?”
@Hoerboer:                7/10 – “I was happy to see him not happy in the post-match interview.

Pieter Steph du Toit

@Justus_beets:           8/10 – “Kept the wrath of Nick Mallett at bay.”
@JudgeRugby:           9/10 – “Why did the Sharks let him go?”
@Hoerboer:                7.8/10 – “Would’ve still played Lood ahead of him”

Siya Kolisi

@Justus_beets:           8/10 – “Still a bit surprised he’s not captain. Solid as an old Metallica song.”
@JudgeRugby:           8/10 – “Why is he not captain?”
@Hoerboer:                8/10 – “Great game”

Jaco Kriel

@Justus_beets:           8/10 – “Apart from the knock near the line, he looked the part.”
@JudgeRugby:           7/10 – “This is Keegan Daniels’ shirt.”
@Hoerboer:                7/10 – “did what was expected of him”

Uzair Cassiem

@Justus_beets:           6/10 – “Looked a bit undercooked. Hope he regains the form that got him on the bok radar.”
@JudgeRugby:           6/10 – “n/a”
@Hoerboer:                6/10 – “Nothing spectacular”

Ross Cronje

@Justus_beets:           6/10 – “Probably not as sharp as he could be.”
@JudgeRugby:           5/10 – “Still the best we have”
@Hoerboer:                5.5/10 – “Did the basics right”

Elton Jantjies

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “Place kicking was good, but some kak and unnecessary tactical kicking. Kicking the ball away should be your plan B.”
@JudgeRugby:           5/10 – “I agree with Mullet”
@Hoerboer:                7/10 – “looked nervous”

Courtnall Skosan

@Justus_beets:           5/10 – “A medium wouldn’t have been able to sense his presence.”
@JudgeRugby:           5/10 – “The better of the two wings we have”
@Hoerboer:                5/10 – “Beale sold Skosan. He sold him so good he won MOTM”

Jan Serfontein

@Justus_beets:           8/10 – “Just seeing his face after getting that turnover assured me he’s giving everything.”
@JudgeRugby:           7/10 – “I heard an interesting story about Doppies la Grange last night.”
@Hoerboer:                8/10 – “Gebou soos n baksteen kakhuis”

Jesse Kriel

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “Scored a try, but still feels like a square peg in a round hole.”
@JudgeRugby:           6/10 – “Why cant we just choose a 13 on 13?”
@Hoerboer:                6/10 – “Still not convinced”

Raymond Rhule

@Justus_beets:           7/10 – “The last 10 minutes he was very involved, but I’d like to see more of what he did to Hooper when he chased that high kick.”
@JudgeRugby:           5/10 – “Ja made some tackles 2nd half but 1st half?!
@Hoerboer:                3/10 – “Nope”

Andries Coetzee

@Justus_beets:           5/10 – “Did not look the part on the day. Komaan,Jan Blohm,jys fokken beter as dit!”
@JudgeRugby:           5/10 – “Can we get Zane back?”
@Hoerboer:                6/10 – “Nothing flashy. Just the basics. Kicks need some working on.”

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