South Africa played against Japan in two tests and the results were as follows:-
19 September 2015 - Japan 34 - South Africa 32
6 September 2019 - Japan 7 - South Africa 41
In the 2015 test the score at halftime was South Africa 12 - Japan 10. That indicated a total bugger-up by the SA team in that test. In the 2019 test the score was 22-0. In 2015 the Springboks scored 3 tries (Bismarck, De Jager and Louw) as against in the test in 2019 they scored 6 tries (Mapimpi 3, Kolbe 2 and Jantjies 1)
These two tests tells a completely different story from each other, When reference is made to the Japan disaster in 2015 the reaction of the Idiot Speakers on site made various claims as to what happened and why the Springboks lost the match:-
Idiot Speaker AO
Japan is a much better team than everybody thinks and the fact is that they always play fast rugby, That and the final try blamed on Jesse Kriel was the only reason why the Springboks lost.
Since then in discussing the Springboks tests played thus far this year he claimed that -
* despite the loss the Springboks against japan in 2015 and in the thee RC test losses, the 2015 team played better rugby than the present team than the present team; and
* the reason for the improved performance in the RC is that all the other teams all are weaker than they were in 2015 and the weaker 2019 side was because of that able to beat Australia this year because the Aussie test was played in SA and not in Australia.
* the Springboks in 2015 had a wonderful game plan, which obviously did not work out.
Now what will this Idiot Speaker comes up after the test today. Expect some Idiot Speak in buckets today.
Idiot Speaker Mozart
Now he only had one explanation for the loss in 2015 and that is to blame the loss on Jesse Kriel. All the real bugger-ups by his favourite players was never mentioned for the real reason for the loss.
So what will he come up with today. I bet he will spent the rest of the day trying to blame Du Toit and De Allende for poor play. So what will we get - another load of BS no doubt.
Some observations about some players
His first touch of the ball caused the reason for the only try scored by the Japanese, His second effort was to kick away a turnover ball over the tryline for the Japanese to stop any potential attack. Just plain and utterly useless,
He played for exactly 5 minutes before he was yellow carded and out of the game.
Faf de Klerk
He makes way too many box kicks. Although box kicks is part of the game - the kicks must be effective and the recipeint put under pressure. Too many of his box kicks were ineffective and serve merely as ball handover stuff.