Meyer’s Springboks became only the second team to ever lose to the Cherry Blossoms at a Rugby World Cup after they were shocked 34 – 32 in Brighton on Saturday night.
The only other team ever to have lost to Japan at a Rugby World Cup was Zimbabwe.
Bok coach Meyer said, “I cannot just sit here and do nothing. I must change something. I am not too proud to ask for help if I think it is needed,” Meyer said.
Meyer was speaking to reporters as well as an angry mob outside the team hotel early on Sunday morning.
He said, “When I got back to my hotel room last night, I watched Invictus, hoping it would give me inspiration and also a few ideas and alternative game plans.”
Meyer said he was really impressed at how Matt Damon ‘got the knack of rugby’ so quickly, and said praise must go to director Clint Eastwood for his part in that transformation.
“I have spoken to [SARU President] Oregan Hoskins and we have agreed to call on the services of Eastwood on an urgent consultancy basis. If he could transform Damon from an ordinary actor into a Rugby World Cup winning Springbok, even just on the screen, I’m sure he has a great deal to offer us,” Meyer shouted triumphantly with his fists in the air.
Hoskins confirmed Eastwood had been contacted with a very attractive offer on the table.
“We’re hoping Clint is able to join us in England by Thursday this week, at the latest,” Hoskins confirmed.
Invictus is the story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the Springboks as the country won its first ever Rugby World Cup in 1995.
Hoskins also called on Springbok fans to stop posting insulting and derogatory messages on social media as it ‘deeply upset Heyneke’.
“We need to treat Heyneke with the love and respect he deserves,” Hoskins said.
The Springboks’ next match is against Samoa on Saturday.