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Bok coach: Hot, cold and inept


Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :Admin on 26 Mar 2008 at 01:15

Pretoria – Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says inconsistency is the main reason for South Africa running the risk of being under-represented in the semi-finals of this year’s Super 14 rugby competition.

De Villiers finds it amazing how the SA teams blow hot and cold within the same 80 minutes.

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 ”It happened again last weekend when so much good work was made undone by sheer ineptness,” De Villiers said on Tuesday.

He feels the worrying lack of inconsistency could be blamed only to a minor extent on the experimental laws being applied in the Super 14.

“It’s not the fault of the new laws that some of our teams are struggling to play with the same urgency and intensity for even 60 minutes.

“The experimental laws did force some teams to make a mind shift because they cannot now rely only on structure as the foundation of success.

“That’s where the problem lies. Teams that were accustomed to playing strictly within a structure also limited the inventiveness and independence of their players.

“I don’t think all our teams have made the necessary mind shifts. That is why they play such varying types of rugby in the same match,” De Villiers explained.

Rely more on instinct

“We’ll have to adapt better and more quickly to the challenges that the experimental laws have created. At the same time, players must be encouraged to rely more on instinct than on rigid prescriptions.”

The Springbok coach is also disappointed that some players are still trying to hide behind their coaches and are not accepting responsibility for their own mistakes.

He referred to the defence of the SA teams during the first six rounds. Only the Sharks (10-5) and the Stormers (10-8) scored more tries than they conceded.

“Defence wins matches and it goes hand in hand with the correct disposition,” De Villiers said.

The Bulls, the defending champions, have the worst defence record of all, having conceded three times as many tries as they have scored (25-8)

However, De Villiers said the Bulls had shown signs of brilliance in last week’s match against the Chiefs.

“It is encouraging. All they have to do now to maintain the same pace, urgency and intensity for at least 60 minutes is to believe in each other.”

It is unlikely that his pre-season prediction of three SA teams in the Super 14 semi-finals will come true but De Villiers remains encouraged by the fine individual performances that some potential Springboks produce week after week.



13 Comments

  • “It is encouraging. All they have to do now to maintain the same pace, urgency and intensity for at least 60 minutes is to believe in each other.”

    Boys, it seems we have another Jake White on our hands…

    Will say the first thing that pops into his head. Eish here comes another wild ride!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.03.08 01:17:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • 22man 85min rugby to be competitive with the best…

    Wonder what ol’ PDV is doing with himself these days… where is that national rankings list based on S14 form… we’re moving past the half-way mark?

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.03.08 04:20:00 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • He has decided not to use that list of his, coz the players aren’t getting the chances they are supposed to :wink: :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.03.08 06:47:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • There will be a list…just be patient… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.03.08 07:35:46 by Charlie Reply

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  • That list will just COINCIDENTLY be the same list as the Bok squad and he would have ACCIDENTLY shredded the form list after every round for us to see how the form was shaping during the season………….

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.03.08 07:43:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oi – I dunno if he is the man for the job…he seems very disorganised and a bit ‘soft” for this type of “company”…and I also dont believe his tone of voice is very comforting…he sounds like he really struggles to talk… :roll:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.03.08 07:47:16 by Ice Reply
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  • PDV… will do the job, and it won’t suprise me at all… :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.03.08 07:57:15 by Charlie Reply

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  • Why wont it surprise you Charlie?

    I am willing to give him or anyone for that matter a chance – but as said above – and thats jus a personal opinion – he comes across as I said – but I suppose you cannot always jugde a book by its cover, or die vere mak nie die voel nie.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.03.08 08:08:09 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice,

    He surely had proven him before as a coach, this guy might not have the abilty to be a good sounded speaker, but he knows his rugby and how to get the best out of players… :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.03.08 08:18:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • Well then Charlie – that is just bok-be**k!!! :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.03.08 08:30:49 by Ice Reply
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  • “That’s where the problem lies. Teams that were accustomed to playing strictly within a structure also limited the inventiveness and independence of their players.

    :roll: I wonder who he is referring to…

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.03.08 08:56:48 by blackshark Reply

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  • blackshark…

    So obvious… the Bulls… :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.03.08 09:35:24 by Charlie Reply

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  • Me thinks Peter also needs a visit to some makeover show.

    Those handlebars are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay old…

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.03.08 12:21:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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