Springbok Player Ratings vs France – Kings Park Stadium

Sprigboks vs France 2017

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: 

Beast Mtawarira

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Found another gear in the 2nd half.

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Two scrum penalties not the Beast we know.  8/8 tackles.

Malcolm Marx

@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Can probably bench two Frenchman.

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Not as busy as last week but he worked on his throw-ins.

Frans Malherbe

@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – Go into the light, Frans!

@JudgeRugby: 6.5/10

@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Good scrumming and 10/11 tackles. Good performance.

Eben Etzebeth

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – This is now a UFC free zone.

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Not a bad game still wish he would up his game by one or two steps.

Franco Mostert

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Always steady.

@JudgeRugby: 8.5/10

@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.

Siya Kolisi

@Justus_Beets: 10/10 – The game his kids won’t record over.

@JudgeRugby: 10/10

@Hoerboer: 9.5/10 – WOW! 14/16 tackles, 129 meters made, 4 clean breaks and 2 offloads.

Oupa Mohoje

@Justus_Beets: 3/10 – Golf-carted off after some poor tackle technique, but his replacement was great.

@JudgeRugby: 6/10

@Hoerboer: 7/10

Warren Whiteley

@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Dirty Jobs, with your host Warren Whiteley.

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 7/10 – Didn’t put a foot wrong.

Ross Cronje

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Goodbye, Rudy Paige.

@JudgeRugby: 8.5/10

@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – Good clean service for Elton!

Elton Jantjies

@Justus_Beets: 8/10 – Two solid performances back to back, a rare feat by any Jantjies.

@JudgeRugby: 8.5/10

@Hoerboer: 7.5/10 – Good consistency from the 10. Controlled the game well. Made 10/12 tackles.

Courtnall Skosan

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Not enough chances to really stand out.

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 6/10 – That last pass to him just never wants to land properly.

Jan Serfontein

@Justus_Beets: 10/10 – Quite brilliant.

@JudgeRugby: 8.5/10

@Hoerboer: 9/10 – He was also everywhere. Made 16/18 tackles. Same as Mostert would’ve been a MOTM performance any other day.

Lionel Mapoe

@Justus_Beets: 3/10 – Nothing really worth remembering.

@JudgeRugby: 8.5/10

@Hoerboer: 6.5/10 – He felt safer in the 13 channel than Kriel. Made 10/11 tackles.

Raymond Rhule

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Make them believe, Ray!

@JudgeRugby: 7/10

@Hoerboer: 6/10 – Yes, he made that tackle on Vakatawa, but more work on his defense is needed.

Andries Coetzee

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – The Willie slayer.

@JudgeRugby: 7.5/10

@Hoerboer: 7.5/10 – Good and solid at the back.

Bench:

  • 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.

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