How does 8/5 compare with other years

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Nov 21, 2021, 16:31

2004 9/4

2005 8/3

2006 5/7

2007 13/3

2008 9/4

2009 8/4

2010 8/6

2011 5/4

2012 7/3

2013 10/2

2014 9/4

2015 6/5

2016 4/8

2017 7/4

2018 7/7

2019 10/1

2021 8/5


So 8/5 ranks as 11th out of 17 years tracked. And 2018 Harrassmiss’ first year ranks as  15th out of 17 years…..while 2019 ranks as 1st. But an argument can be made that 2013 with much stronger opposition was our best year.

Whichever way you look at it Harrassmiss had one brief shining moment at the WC, for the rest his teams have been mediocre. And this year, despite us supposedly being the best team in the world,  was well below average.

Nov 22, 2021, 19:06

How many home games did the Springboks play in the other years you quoted - if you have any logic you would consider that as well.   Try again and be logical next time around, please.    

Nov 22, 2021, 19:13

Something that is not factored in is how good the other teams are, other than New Zealand. 

The Northern hemisphere teams are so much better than what they were - especially how well they use their backlines.

Other teams are also losing, that is the only reason the Boks are number 1. While the Boks lost lots of games, so did everyone else. The top 10 is the most balanced it has ever been.

Nov 22, 2021, 19:28

Oz, NZ and Wales are worse than they were in 2013. Arguably Scotland, France, Ireland  and England are better.

But here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter if Scotland is better….we will always beat them. And we never played Ireland or France.

The top 10 only seems more balanced because NZ has the wrong coach.

Nov 22, 2021, 20:52

Oh bullshit Rassie has been absent for 4 of our 5 losses so try again

Nov 22, 2021, 20:59

"But here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter if Scotland is better….we will always beat them."

Sadly not...Snor managed to that 11 years ago...almost as bad as the loss to Japan and Argie.

Nov 22, 2021, 21:16

These things happen to us because we don’t put teams away. It’s all an arm wrestlle.

Nov 22, 2021, 21:59

Well, it is hard to get a rating against the Lions as they are the best of the North. 

Australia isn't as good as we let them look. 

Have to agree with Saffex, Rassie is a massive factor in motivating the team. Nienabar is a physio and defensive coach. 

The boks need a proper coach that can get the team to perform 

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