‘Boks were bet­ter un­der Coet­zee’

The Rugby Paper - - Regional Results -

FOR­MER Spring­bok cen­tre Bren­dan Ven­ter says the side per­formed worse in 2018 than they did in 2017.

Ven­ter, who was a de­fen­sive con­sul­tant un­der Bok coach Al­lis­ter Coet­zee last year, wrote in an on­line col­umn: “The Boks un­der (Rassie) Eras­mus scored 37 tries and con­ceded 38, while Coet­zee’s side scored 39 tries and con­ceded 32.

“From a purely num­bers point of view, it's un­de­ni­able that South Africa failed to make progress un­der Eras­mus this sea­son. As a mat­ter of fact, they were worse off this year.

“How­ever, be­cause they beat the All Blacks away from home, the cracks were painted over.”

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