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Jonathan Kaplan (Gallo Images)
Jonathan Kaplan (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Retired South Africa referee Jonathan Kaplan has expressed his concern at the current state of Springbok rugby.

The Springboks have endured a torrid 2016 season under tutelage of Allister Coetzee as head coach, losing seven of 11 Tests.

It included a first ever loss to Ireland on home soil, losing away to Argentina, getting pummelled by a record 57-15 scoreline at home against the All Blacks, as well as last weekend's fiasco in Florence, which saw a first ever loss to 13th-ranked Italy (20-18).
 
In an interview with Vodacom Rugby this week, Kaplan was forthright in his assessment of the Boks.

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