Out of their depth
WHILE watching the debacle on Saturday, it became clear to me that we were watching a performance similar to that displayed by the Stormers while Allister Coetzee was at the helm.
It was obvious the players were instructed to kick, and this affected the game plan. Simply giving possession to the opposition is not an option, and yet they continued ruthlessly to give the ball away.
Surely, before we receive further embarrassment it is time to remove Coetzee, and if possible recruit a New Zealand coach who understands the way the game should be played.
We certainly have an abundance of talented players, but to watch them mess up so badly can only reflect on the coach who is simply out of his depth.
Added to the incorrect structure, it must be clear for all to see that Eben Etzebeth is a wonderfully committed player who gives his all, but he is not the leader the side needs when they are in type of predicament we saw on Saturday. Motivating a rugby team needs a certain type of character, and simply because he is the most experienced player in the side does not mean he will be a great leader. S Sollinger Sea Point