THE WORST OF TIMES
Soul-searching Boks look to hunt again, but need to alter their DNA
Instead of clinging to strategy, the team needs to focus on and adapt to what’s happening on the field
Three consecutive defeats, especially the way in which the last one occurred, have left the Springboks directing focus to their DNA.
Last week, coach Jacques Nienaber, after back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Wallabies, lamented the need for an internal conversation about the team’s soul.
They had drifted too far from their set ways against the Wallabies. In industry speak, what the Boks were guilty of was one of the modern game’s great paradoxes — playing too much rugby...