Jacques Nienaber: “It was the worst game we played since 2018 against Los Pumas”


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Jacques Nienaber: "It was the worst game we played since 2018 against Los Pumas"

South Africa suffered a tough defeat to the Wallbies for the fourth round of the Rugby Championship and Jacques nienaber will have the next test to beat next weekend against the All blacks in what will be the 100th match between both selected. The South Africans will have to win with a bonus point if they want to have any chance of being consecrated on the last date of the contest.

“We had a lot of mistakes in every aspect of our game and we have to quickly analyze what happened, because there are two weeks ahead in which nothing will be easy”, admitted the Head Coach.

The Wallabies’ triumph was tough for the Boks. Nienaber doesn’t know why so many tackles have been missed in the past two weeks. Total they tried to tackle between the third and fourth dates 210 times. Of that number, 170 connected and 40 failed, 20%.If we look at the statistics of the players in the past, they did not miss those tackles. But in the last game, yes. They were not difficult, you have to make an important decision “, the coach also commented.

On the other hand, Nienaber apologized to the Springboks fans for the lousy game, according to him. What’s more, stated that they had not had such a bad match since the loss to Los Pumas in Mendoza in 2018: “In the Rugby Championship, they test you differently depending on each opponent and we fell short against the Wallabies. Next week is going to be a difficult and different challenge, we are going to have to try to get up. Win or lose, we have to review the whole process and that will happen again. “

Secondly, Siya Kolisi He also regretted the defeat and commented that the plan did not work, it was very poor and they will have to implement something better. The next 14 days will have two complex appointments against New Zealand that comes with eight wins in a row. “The training sessions had been good, but there were a lot of mistakes in the last game. Normally, we are very good in defense, but this game (against the Wallabies) did not go well for us. We have to improve.” concluded the South African captain.


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