Cape Town - Former Springboks have expressed their dissatisfaction after the team's loss to Australia in Brisbane over the weekend.
The Boks let slip a 15-7 first half advantage to go down 23-18 to the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium.
It was South Africa's second Rugby Championship loss in a row, following a 32-19 reverse to Argentina in Mendoza, and leaves them in a precarious position heading into this weekend's Test against the All Blacks in Wellington.
Social media was abuzz after the Boks' below-par effort on Saturday and four former Boks also chipped in.
According to former flank Rob Louw, there was a "complete lack of urgency" among the Springbok ranks:
Just a last thought on the Boks dismal second half display what disappointed me the most is the complete lack of urgency and eagerness to make amends after the Argentina loss !Not a great forerunner for next week against the AB s !!— Rob Louw (@roblouw6) September 9, 2018
1995 World Cup hero Joel Stransky, who handed out the team's jersey's on Friday, said it was a game the Boks should have won convincingly:
Former wing and current SuperSport pundit Breyton Paulse lamented the number of basic errors committed:
It really has been frustrating watching the boys making such silly errors,basic stuff that you expect a professional to be able to deal with!!— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) September 8, 2018
Former lock Kobus Wiese, another winner in 1995, said four losses in seven Tests in 2018 painted a picture of the sad state of affairs:
7 Toetse , 4 verloor en die treurmare duur voort!— Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese) September 8, 2018