As the saying goes the best predictor of the future is that past, in South Africa the past started in 1994. A simple analysis of previous coaches makes it painfully clear what needs to be done for the Sprinboks to reach their potential. Below is a list of coaches from 1994 and their winning percentages.
Kitch Christie 1994–1996 100%
Andre Markgraaff 1996 61%
Carel du Plessis1997 37%
Nick Mallett1997–2000 71%
Harry Viljoen2000–2002 53%
Rudolph Straeuli2002–2003 52%
Jake White2004–2007 67%
Peter de Villiers2008–2011 62%
When the Sprinboks have had an English coach their win percentage is 79% added to this is two World Cup trophies.
When the Springboks have an Afrikaans coach the win percentage drops to 53% and there are no World Cup trophies during this period.
For whatever the reason the Springboks play their best most creative rugby when under an English coach.
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