Latest
 
  • All Share : 53344.2008
    UP 0.02%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 47161.8336
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 16911.0896
    DOWN -0.73%
    Industrial 25 : 66349.6236
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Resource 10 : 45729.948
    UP 0.69%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.6585
    DOWN -0.02%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.9655
    UP 0.03%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.0505
    UP 0.02%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.097
    UP 0.94%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.1075
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1213.03
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1188.13
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Silver US$/oz : 16.6
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Palladium US$/oz : 817.6
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude : 62
    UNCHANGED0.00%

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

Sat Feb 28 22:50:29 SAST 2015

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.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

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.