I have ZERO hope for the RWC. The Boks are just bad. It's like a B team trying somthing but can't do anything. We were outplayed in every aspect of the game. Failed to take opportunities when they were up for the offering. Total disappointment and I think that SA Rugby has reach a point where any team can beat us. I remember a couple of years back when I heard we are playing ENG or FRA ahhh it's easy and we always won but now even if the boks needs to play against Tonga it would probably be a nail biter. We just don't have what it takes anymore and world rankings shows it as RSA slips down the rankings. By en of next year we will probably be 10th or lower.
I find it interesting that Nick Mallet was talking about AUS not doing good because of Rugby League ect ect in Australia but RSA is worse.
It's not about losing, it's how we lose(play). We pick fancy quick stepping fast wingers but don't give then the ball. We pick a big no.12 that runs sideways and never runs as the opposition no.10. We ask the no.9 to kick but we don't play a good kicking no.9.
World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year - Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year, in association with Mastercard - Jessy Trémoulière (France)
World Rugby Team of the Year - Ireland
World Rugby Coach of the Year - Joe Schmidt (Ireland)
World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year - Aphiwe Dyantyi (South Africa)
World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year - Perry Baker (USA)
World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year - Michaela Blyde (New Zealand)
World Rugby Referee Award - Angus Gardner (Australia)
Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service - Yoshiro Mori (Japan)
Award for Character - Doddie Weir (Scotland)
Spirit of Rugby Award - Jamie Armstrong, The Clan (Scotland)
IRP Special Merit Award - Stephen Moore (Australia) and DJ Forbes (New Zealand)
IRP Try of the Year - Brodie Retallick (New Zealand v Australia)