Coetzee does not fear Springboks sack

The pressure might be growing on Allister Coetzee after South Africa's miserable tour of the northern hemisphere but the Springboks coach does not fear for his future.

Wales inflicted a third successive defeat on South Africa this month with a 27-13 win at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, the Springboks' discipline proving their downfall as Leigh Halfpenny kicked five penalties.

It capped a disappointing year for the two-time world champions that has seen them win just four of their 13 matches, and lose seven of their last eight full Tests.

The South African Rugby Union announced plans to review the national team set-up following the defeat, but Coetzee is not worried about losing his job as head coach.

"I don't fear anything, to be honest," said the 53-year-old.

"Collectively, we've got to understand that it's not just one person that can take responsibility for that.

"If I'm solely held responsible for that, then I will walk away.

"We need to get the standards up. The Springbok stands for excellence. We need to make sure that whatever systems we put in place will give the players a platform to achieve excellence."

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