I guess what they say about hookers is true. Lions forwards coach Leon Boshoff has been suspended with immediate effect in what will no doubt be only the first of many future cullings at Coca Cola Park. Allegations against Boshoff include a lack of tact and the use of foul language when dealing with the players.
Now, forgive me for over-simplifying this, but I reckon the pack of tame kittens posing as the Lions in this year’s Super 14 could, if anything, benefit from more tongue-lashings, rather than fewer. The way the team collectively threw in the towel against the Stormers this weekend is a pretty dire testament to a frankly shoddy work ethic and no pride in their team, their team-mates or their hard-working coaching staff. This side is, collectively, an embarrassment to the once-great name of Lions rugby; hell, does anyone even remember the superb Lions sides of the mid-90s? What has become of that legacy?
Loffie Eloff looks set to take the blame for the failings of his three-year plan and I, for one, feel for him. He has been let down by virtually every single one around him, from the board, who seem incapable of attracting and retaining even a semblance of real talent, despite numerous millions flowing into the coffers from various huge sponsorship deals, too the players themselves, who seemingly can’t be bothered to perform their jobs to even a basic level of competence.
Loffie – ypu’re better than this lot, mate. Leave the sinking ship to the rats and go and rebuild your coaching career elsewhere. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Perhaps more relevant in this case – nor can you turn a bunch of lazy, pampered pussies into a pride of lions.Tweet