Nobody is more culpable for the biggest defeat in Springbok history than Allister Coetzee and Raymond Rhule, according to the Raters.
The All Out Rugby Player Ratings offers fans the opportunity to put a number on their opinions after a weekend of rugby drama by Rating the Bok players and coach out of 10. After the deadline at midnight on a Monday, every submission is then tallied to form the official All Out Rugby Player Ratings.
The Boks crashed to a new low in Albany on Saturday, beaten to a pulp by an All Blacks team that ran in eight unanswered tries in a 57-0 romp.
Under Coetzee, the Boks have now slumped to three successive losses against New Zealand, conceding 23 tries and scoring one, while allowing 155 points and scoring 28. Joe Rater didn’t pull any punches – the Bok coach was tagged with an embarrassing 0.9 grade.
But if the Bok coach thinks he’s taking it in the neck this week, perhaps he should try walking a few steps in Rhule’s shoes. After the Cheetahs flyer missed nine tackles on Saturday – and his opposite number, Rieko Ioane ran for 201 metres – Rhule ‘won’ the Moegoe of the Week award with a Rating that will make your eyes water – 0.7!
Replacement centre Damian de Allende only played for 10 minutes and he almost doubled that score (1.3).
While Malcolm Marx escaped a public flogging for missing numerous lineouts, the hooker may struggle to chew on the celebratory cupcake that comes with being named the Bok MVP, given that his team-high Rating was a dismal 4.2.
AOR player ratings (Springboks vs New Zealand, Albany, September 16):
MVP: Malcolm Marx (4.2)
Moegoe: Raymond Rhule (0.7)
Highest rated bench player: Steven Kitshoff (2.8)
Coach Allister Coetzee: 0.9
Referee Nigel Owens (WAL): 5.2
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