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Coetzee: Let’s back the Boks!!


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 28 Jul 2010 at 10:15
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Allister Coetzee has called on Springbok supporters to back their team during this difficult time and he is confident the Boks can “fix the potholes” in the home leg of the Tri-Nations.

The Boks lost all three Tests – two against the All Blacks and the other against the Wallabies – on their Tri-Nations tour to New Zealand and Australia, and retur-ned home on Sunday without a single log point.

They have also come under fire in the rugby world for criticising referees and for the incidents of foul play involving Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw, as well as the suspensions of Botha, Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie.

And there have been reports of a split among the coaching staff, which have been denied, and Bok coach Peter de Villiers has been heavily criticised for some of his selections and the three defeats. In addition, senior players such as captain John Smit and vice-captain Victor Matfield are in the firing line after average performances.

But Western Province coach Coetzee, who experienced a similar tough time as the Bok assistant coach under Jake White in 2006, told The Star yesterday that the players and coaches will be able to solve the problems.

“The Boks are back at home. I was part of something similar in 2006 when we had the 49-0 (loss) at Suncorp. Andre Pretorius kicks the ball out at the corner; Jaco van der Westhuyzen tries a drop from his own 22. Then the thing turned, and we won the World Cup the next year,” Coetzee said.

He said that the Bok coaching staff must stick to their beliefs and plans which saw them win the Tri-Nations title last year and clinch a series victory over the British and Irish Lions.

“When you start to lose games, my experience showed me that the things that worked, you now start to doubt. You’ve just got to regroup and back what worked before, instead of doubting things,” he said.

This article is courtesy of The Star and was written by Ashfak Mohamed



17 Comments

  • I will repeat what my buddy Morne has said on another site:

    Note to Jake White:

    Allister Coetzee has called on Springbok supporters to back their team during this difficult time and he is confident the Boks can “fix the potholes” in the home leg of the Tri-Nations.

    This is how you do it Jakey :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.07.10 10:18:42 by wpw Reply
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  • Can’t believe you guys posted an article by Ashfak :twisted: Even if it is a good one.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.07.10 10:21:15 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 2) :

    Hey!! :evil:

    Ashfak is a HUGE mate of Claytie’s so lets not go there!! ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.07.10 10:26:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : you tell me this after my edit time has run out ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.07.10 10:30:08 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 4) : :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.07.10 10:36:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • Good arti and good response from Coetzee..

    He is right, he was there when we lost somethig like 5 or 6 on the trott.. He knows what the camp is going through..

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.07.10 10:37:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : HUGE mate…wil jy sê hy is sy groot meisie… :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.07.10 10:38:27 by Charlie Reply

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  • “When you start to lose games, my experience showed me that the things that worked, you now start to doubt. You’ve just got to regroup and back what worked before, instead of doubting things,”

    That attitude seems to be half the problem….last years ideas aren’t working !

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.07.10 10:43:38 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 8) :

    Howzit, you around still?

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.07.10 10:52:42 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 9) :

    Of course ……hanging in…..soon on my way !

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.07.10 10:58:36 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Now this guys is a Bok supporter thro’ and thro – respect Alistar.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.07.10 11:19:39 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 11) :

    If you want the job …i think it is the best way to approach it. .

    ….because i think the Boks potentially could be in for a torrid month !

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.07.10 11:27:22 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : HH… you mind dropping me a mail quick? I don’t have your email address with me

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.07.10 11:35:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Done ! :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.07.10 11:40:42 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 14) : you are most efficient

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.07.10 11:44:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : :cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.07.10 11:44:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • :sad: Back the SB in bad time well now what about the Boks say sorry to all the fans for not doing their job propley :oops:
    they get paid big buks :roll: to do their job with greatness and not with 3 losses in a row :evil:
    but what can me say a Sharkie till the day me die :mrgreen: so what the hell a SB 2 until the day me die :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.07.10 21:26:46 by chaz Reply

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