Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
14 Aug 2021
8:45 am

‘Boring’ Boks show why rugby is not about hugging fluffy bunnies

Ken Borland

Rassie Erasmus arrived after the lows of 2016 and 2017 to give the Springboks their meds … turns out there was nothing wrong with their bodies, it was all in their heads.

Rassie Erasmus, the Springboks director of rugby, acting as a water carrier, talks to his team during the Lions series. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus posted a classic put-down on social media before the series against the British and Irish Lions about a lion not concerning himself when a sheep offers an opinion. Despite the Springboks proving those naysayers wrong with their brilliant effort to win the series, the critics somehow remain. The bitter losers up north have been complaining non-stop about the "boring" style of play of the Springboks, forgetting that it was the Lions who set the tone for the series when they dominated the second half of the first Test through their kicking game and...