Springboks captain Jean de Villiers is leaping to the defence of his goal kickers after their 21-11 Rugby Championship loss to the All Blacks in Dunedin.
South Africa's three kickers combined to kick just two of nine shots at goal, leaving a potential 26 points on the tee.
First-five Morne Steyn landed just one from five, but de Villiers is telling him to keep his head up.
"That's rugby. You make mistakes, I make mistakes as a player. Unfortunately he couldn't kick all his goals, that doesn't make him a bad player."
Meanwhile prop Dean Greyling has been cited for an elbow to the head of Richie McCaw, which saw him sin-binned in the second half.