The Springboks’ performance on Saturday had plenty of people smiling, as it was not only their second victory on the trot, but also a valuable series win against the French with one match left to play.
The men in green and gold put up a huge defensive display throughout the game against a dangerous looking French outfit.
Allister Coetzee was delighted with the passion and pride shown by his chargers in the game and let’s see if our rugby panel agrees with all his praise.
Here is how the Team of the Week Panel rated each Springbok this week:
@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Found another gear in the 2nd half.
@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Two scrum penalties not the Beast we know. 8/8 tackles.
@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Can probably bench two Frenchman.
@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Not as busy as last week but he worked on his throw-ins.
@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – Go into the light, Frans!
@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Good scrumming and 10/11 tackles. Good performance.
@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – This is now a UFC free zone.
@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Not a bad game still wish he would up his game by one or two steps.
@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Always steady.
@Hoerboer: 9/10 – When last did you see a Springbok do so much work? Would’ve been a MOTM performance any other day. 24/26 tackles made.
@Justus_Beets: 10/10 – The game his kids won’t record over.
@Hoerboer: 9.5/10 – WOW! 14/16 tackles, 129 meters made, 4 clean breaks and 2 offloads.
@Justus_Beets: 3/10 – Golf-carted off after some poor tackle technique, but his replacement was great.
@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Dirty Jobs, with your host Warren Whiteley.
@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Didn’t put a foot wrong.
@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Goodbye, Rudy Paige.
@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Good clean service for Elton!
@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Two solid performances back to back, a rare feat by any Jantjies.
@Hoerboer: 7.5/10 – Good consistency from the 10. Controlled the game well. Made 10/12 tackles.
@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Not enough chances to really stand out.
@Hoerboer: 6/10 – That last pass to him just never wants to land properly.
@Justus_Beets: 10/10 – Quite brilliant.
@Hoerboer: 9/10 – He was also everywhere. Made 16/18 tackles. Same as Mostert would’ve been a MOTM performance any other day.
@Justus_Beets: 3/10 – Nothing really worth remembering.
@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – He felt safer in the 13 channel than Kriel. Made 10/11 tackles.
@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Make them believe, Ray!
@Hoerboer: 6/10 – Yes, he made that tackle on Vakatawa, but more work on his defense is needed.
@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – The Willie slayer.
@Hoerboer: 7.5/10 – Good and solid at the back.
- Bongi Mbonambi – 6/10
- Steven Kitshoff – 6/10
- Coenie Oosthuizen – 6/10
- Pieter-Steph du Toit – 6.5/10
- Jean-Luc du Preez – 7.5/10
- Francois Hougaard – 6.5/10
- Francois Steyn – 6/10
- Dillyn Leyds – 6/10
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE SPRINGBOKS PERFORMANCE? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.