South African rugby fans are NOT taking the Italy defeat well

The ruthless South African public aren't letting up.

South African rugby fans are NOT taking the Italy defeat well

The South African public are extremely disgruntled following the shock defeat to Italy on Saturday, not least the newspaper Die Burger, who have scolded the Springboks in today's player ratings, writes Gavin Spillane.

A routine procedure on every sports page, player ratings gives you a glimpse of how well/ bad (delete as appropriate) an athlete has performed.

Were the Springboks really THAT bad though?

Following a defeat to 14-man Ireland in June, four losses in the Rugby Championship, a draw to the Barbarians and losses to England and now Italy, Allister Coetzee's job seems to be hanging in the balance.

And the ruthless South African public aren't letting up.

Powerful words from Bakkies.

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