Esterhuizen and Kitshoff tops as many Boks flop

Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen was the pick of an ordinary Springboks’s performance against Wales in Washington DC. Marvin Orie also showed X-factor when introduced midway through the second half. 

There was very little to be enthusiastic about in a Test that showed that the depth in South African rugby doesn’t match the hype around the quality of depth.

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Here’s how I scored the Boks who played in the 22-20 defeat against Wales.

Curwin Bosch: 4

Travis Ismaiel: 5

Jesse Kriel: 4

Andre Esterhuizen: 8

Makazole Mapimpi: 6

Elton Jantjies: 4

Ivan van Zyl: 4

Dan du Preez: 4

Oupa Mohoje: 4

Kwagga Smith: 4

Pieter-Steph du Toit: 4

Jason Jenkins: 4

Wilco Louw: 4

Chiliboy Ralepelle: 5

Ox Nche: 3


Akker van der Merwe: 6

Steven Kitshoff: 8

Thomas du Toit 5

Marvin Orie 7

Sikhumbuzo Notshe 6

Embrose Papier 6

Robert du Preez 3

Warrick Gelant 5

Springboks Team performance: 4/10


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