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

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

Lock: Lood de Jager: 5.5

“Struggled to be genuinely visible, but I thought he was one of the better Boks for honest, consistent industry just outside the main spotlight.”


Lock: Eben Etzebeth: 5

“Looked as nonplussed as any team-mate at times, and his famed physicality stayed mostly in the shed. Some solid tackles on the retreat.”
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Prop: Coenie Oosthuizen: No rating

“Just back from a broken arm … and off the luckless tighthead went on a stretcher even as some spectators were still finding their seats.”
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Hooker Malcolm Marx: 5

“What happened to the Newlands superstar against NZ? Disappointing come-down showing, even if basics were OK.”


Prop Tendai Mtawarira: 4.5

“Nearing that 100th cap, but back to rank mediocrity for the Beast in this fixture after several decent Tests this year.”
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