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PdV: We are on the right road.


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 1 Aug 2008 at 08:14

If the Springboks have to be rough at breakdown points to provide shape to their new style of rugby they have to do what is necessary, says coach Peter de Villiers.

Liam Del Carme writes in Beeld that Australia should therefore expect a huge onslaught in contact situations when they play the South Africans in Tri-Nations matches in Durban and Johannesburg later this month.

The Springboks were severely curbed in this department when they played the Wallabies in Perth recently.

However, De Villiers said here on Thursday it was the execution, not the plan, that needed attention.

Last weekend’s match between Australia and New Zealand was a good pointer, he said.

The style that he promotes is aimed at having ball carriers available at all times to finish moves.

“If you look at the way the All Blacks committed too many players to the breakdown points last weekend, I think were are on the right road,” he explained.

“It gave the Wallabies the opportunity to take the ball wide because there were not enough opponents to stop them.”

The new style demanded that a team should not to allow too many players to get involved at breakdown points, he added.

This is easier said than done, because the Wallabies gave the Springboks a hard time in contact situations in Perth.

De Villiers later expressed strong feelings about the application of the laws.

“If that is the way the new laws are applied, it is much easier to play this way,” he said.

“Players are not permitted to play the ball on the ground and to fall over the ball in rucks. It should not happen.

“When we played the Wallabies, things did not quite work out that way because we were unable to get the ball from second-phase play.”



16 Comments

  • Posted this on the wrong PdV thread :oops:

    My concern is that this info PdV gives is hopefully just talk.

    We don’t want the Wallabies working around our PUBLIC playing strategy.

    Comment 5, posted at 01.08.08 08:35:16 by KSA Shark © Edit

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.08.08 09:20:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • On the right road
    Must say he has his own way of saying things…

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.08.08 09:28:39 by Hmmm Reply
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  • We’re 2 losses from 3 with a lucky win, still not competing at the breakdowns, terrible tactical kicking game, skills have not improved since the RWC and there is seemingly zero gameplan nor technical nouse amongst the coaching staff…

    Yup… I must be misunderstanding the chump!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.08.08 09:36:12 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 2) :

    I wanted to use “right track” but then it wouldn’t have been his words anymore.

    Maybe the guy on the farm who did the original translation didn’t translate “op die regte pad” correctly. :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.08.08 09:36:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 3) :

    i have to agree with you bryce, same old same old… this Bok team has always been capable of winning one out of four games against the big boys … if they make it three out of six it’ll be a miracle

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.08.08 09:50:42 by spykerbaard Reply
    spykerbaardVodacom Cup player
     
  • “If you look at the way the All Blacks committed too many players to the breakdown points last weekend, I think were are on the right road,” he explained.

    “It gave the Wallabies the opportunity to take the ball wide because there were not enough opponents to stop them.”

    Funnily enough on ReUnion, they seem to be of the opinion that the AB’s didn’t commit enough players to the breakdown & that Aus did which gave the AB attacking opportunity outwide. But the AB couldn’t take advantage of that because they got turned over too often & lost the ball in contact too often.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.08.08 09:52:02 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • Watch Inside Rugby on wrap from downunder… quite the opposite of what PDV says…

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.08.08 10:09:38 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
     
  • Yip yip!
    I agree with Snor (AA).
    We are on the right road toward an absolute disaster… :evil:

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.08.08 12:46:45 by H.O. from work Reply
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  • I’m forever shouting AT our players about the lack of committing enough players at the breakdown to ensure quick, clean ball. NOW I see why I am not SB coach!! :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.08.08 13:05:54 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 9) :

    One things for sure… the Aussies WILL break their RSA hoodoo…

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.08.08 13:19:01 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 10) :

    They have a steep hill to climb, although i believe they are quite high up it already.

    I heard last night that against SA, NZ and france the Aussies have not won an away game in the last 22 matches. :shock:

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.08.08 13:24:01 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 26 August 2000 is the last time the Aussies beat us in SA.

    South Africa 18 – 19 Australia

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.08.08 13:27:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • last time they beat the All Blacks in NZ was 11 Aug 2001.

    New Zealand 15 – 23 Australia

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.08.08 13:30:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    Ja boet… Frans Steyn kicked two outrageous drops to beat them last year, the Kiwi’s pasted us…

    Still I hope the boys step up and keep the record intact…

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.08.08 13:46:36 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
     
  • I find it quite fascinating that both optimists and pessimists both seem unhappy when being proven wrong and only pessimists are happy when proven correct.

    I wonder if their is a law or something that states that, something like a Murphy’s law type thing. :-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.08.08 14:00:20 by Ollie Reply
    OllieVodacom Cup player
     
  • oops, that should read:

    I find it quite fascinating that both optimists and pessimists both seem unhappy when being proven wrong and only optimists are happy when proven correct.

    I wonder if their is a law or something that states that, something like a Murphy’s law type thing

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.08.08 14:04:50 by Ollie Reply
    OllieVodacom Cup player
     

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