On Saturday the Springboks were defeated by Argentina, 35 – 27, and the trade union federation spoke out on the lack of black players on the team.
Ehrenreich said on Monday, "Clearly the rugby mafia and the white establishment are excluding black players and playing white players out of position so that they can make place for them in the team. And the team is performing lousy."
A further three non-white players (Siya Kolisi, Lwazi Mvovo and Trevor Nyakane) were sent on as replacements during the game.
In response to the complaints a Saru spokesman said: "SARU recently signed an memorandum of understanding with government and the South African sports confederation and Olympic committee on a strategic transformation plan for rugby.”
“Our focus now is on delivering on our understanding with them and we will continue to engage with sports leadership in the country on our progress," said the spokesman.
Ehrenheich said Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer is an inappropriate choice for coach, “We need a radical re-think in South African rugby if we going to do well in the upcoming World Cup.”
People on social media urged the Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula to intervene.