After the Boks defeat against Wales on Saturday and the Sevens win many asking how do we get one so right and the other so wrong?
Rugby commentator and writer Gavin Rich says one reason is that the Rugby Sevens are entirely under the control of Saru and they are in camp for much of the year.
And it is not divided by provincialism.— Gavin Rich, rugby commentator and writer
The team is also a great deal more transformed, he says.
And Alistair Coetzee's fate?
Well, last year everyone was saying Allister is gone, and let's be honest, the only reason he remained in this job last year was because he didn't have a performance clause that clicked in in the first year. it only clicked in in the second year.— Gavin Rich, rugby commentator and writer
The Bokke have not beaten any top teams this year, says Rich.
Rich says from what he is hearing there is little chance of him continuing.
Listen to who Gavin Rich speculates as options for a new Bok coach and his take on Rassie Erasmus's important future in SA Rugby:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Gavin Rich brings you a rugby round-up - the good, the bad and the ugly