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South African press give Springboks shocking player ratings after ‘disturbing’ defeat in Ireland

Ireland ran in four tries as they recorded their biggest winning margin ever over South Africa in the first of their three autumn internationals.

The 38-3 was Ireland’s highest points total against the Springboks and their fifth win in seven games with them in Dublin.

Sport24 was less than impressed with the Boks latest dismal performance, giving these dismal player ratings:
Fullback: Andries Coetzee: 4.5

“The fullback’s now had 10 (appearances) this year, and it is high time to try someone else.”


Wing: Dillyn Leyds: 4.5

“Looked uncertain in tackling/stopping terms and lost one ball forward in a thumping tackle on his modest frame.”


Centre: Jesse Kriel: 4.5

“He also goes up too many blind alleys or runs out of space … and lacked basic instinct in the area of drawing Irish defenders before offloading.”


Centre: Damian de Allende: 3

“If he’s going to be remembered for just one thing (and there was little else) in this Test, it was his horrendously poor decision to kick ahead – and badly – with a promising, generous overlap waiting to be exploited in first half. Things didn’t get much better for a man who is an abject shadow of his former self. ”
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Wing: Courtnall Skosan: 3.5

“If he’s been a “bastion” this year, it’s mostly been of mediocrity … and I’m afraid he even fell well short of that level in Dublin with a noticeably brittle display defensively. Weakness under the high bomb came home to roost; badly beaten to the one that opened Irish try count.”

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