• All Share : 50712.58
    DOWN -1.87%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 44663.36
    DOWN -1.99%
    Financial 15 : 14162.73
    DOWN -3.68%
    Industrial 25 : 69251.51
    DOWN -1.80%
    Resource 10 : 29328.75
    DOWN -0.83%

  • ZAR/USD : 15.1536
    DOWN -0.39%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.2248
    DOWN -0.84%
    ZAR/EUR : 16.7484
    DOWN -0.27%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1481
    DOWN -0.60%
    ZAR/AUD : 11.274
    UP 0.11%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1326
    UP 0.79%
    Platinum US$/oz : 988
    UP 0.41%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.72
    Palladium US$/oz : 549
    UP 0.18%
    Brent Crude : 48.67
    UP 0.54%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Jun 27 11:24:51 CAT 2016

One more chance for Meyer: iLIVE

Rob Haswell, Pietermaritzburg | 23 November, 2012 00:07

Given that Heyneke Meyer's tenure as Bok coach commenced with three Tests against England and, subsequent to that, he has been at the helm for eight Tests, tomorrow's return game at Twickenham will be his true acid test.

In June, Meyer could fall back on the excuse that he inherited a young, inexperienced and captainless team. But, apart from the five-try win against the Wallabies at Loftus, Meyer's team has stuttered and stumbled along - they are even unconvincing in victory.

Now that the Boks will be facing England, who know what is coming, there can be no excuses for another inept display. If Pat Lambie and Juan de Jongh - as well as Elton Jantjies, if he is given time - were to cast off the coach's straitjacket, the Boks could score more tries and win convincingly.

But that is wishful thinking. Given that England use their backline, they are more likely to prevail. If that happens, a new coach is needed.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.