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Boks to use ‘slow poison’ on All Blacks


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 19 Aug 2010 at 04:40
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South Africa hope to find a counter for New Zealand’s all-out pace attack by “slowing down” the game in Saturday’s historic Test in Soweto.

Rugby 365 reports that Springbok vice-captain Victor Matfield told a media gathering on Tuesday that the line-outs is one area the Boks will target in this Tri-Nations encounter.

The Boks have not scored a single point – with defeats of 12-31, 17-31 (to the All Blacks) and 13-30 (Australia) – with the Kiwis requiring just a solitary point to rip the Tri-Nations trophy from South Africa’s grasp.

Matfield said the All Blacks have been ‘jumping the gun’ at line-outs – with quick throw-ins having negated the Boks’ one major strength.

Now the 98-Test veteran believes they need to ensure the Kiwis are forced to form proper line-outs and then put pressure on the All Blacks.

“It’s one area where we would like to put them under pressure,” Matfield told a media gathering at the team’s base in Johannesburg.

“If we can just get them to form the line-out and don’t throw it quickly in,” Matfield said.

“Firstly it’s our aim to stop them throwing it in without us getting there.

“If we can get that hopefully we can put some pressure on their line-out.”

The line-out is just one area where the Springboks are determined to improve, following their disastrous start to the Tri-Nations.

Matfield admitted there was “plenty” of room for improvement all over the park.

“There are quite a few things we need to be better at, but I don’t want to go into those details,” he said.

“I think we know we weren’t as good as we should have been overseas, we were maybe 10-15 percent off our game and we need to fix everything. Everything needs to be better and then we’ll stand a chance.”



28 Comments

  • Will someone please ask Victoria how you prevent another team from taking a quick throw before you are ready at a lineout?

    a) Ag no man wait for us please? (I don’t think so)
    b) Throw the ball away? (Ask Drew mitchell how that worked for him)

    I am curious as to just HOW they are going to manage to slow down the AB LO throw?

    There is NOTHING that says the opposition has to wait until the other team is ready.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.08.10 04:49:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Haha KSA!!

    The only way I can think is to kick the ball into the crowd.. But I don’t know how they are going to do that at the FNB Stadium..

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.08.10 06:10:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Just a small clarification so that we have no confusion.

    The difference between a Quick Lineout and a Quick Throw at the Lineout

    A Quick Lineout
    is taken before the opposition have formed up. from a kick for example where the player gathers it and throws in with no opposition around.

    A Quick Throw at the Lineout is when the Lineout is formed up and you get a surprise quick throw in from the hooker surprising the other team, usually the short throw to the prop at the front. :)

    Our Lineout king of the world is getting surprised by the quick throw to his oppsite number.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.08.10 08:11:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    Hey Victor I know how you can comabet them taking the quick throw.

    GET YOUR ARSE TO THE LINEOUT FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.08.10 08:11:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    Did I make a right on idiot of myself after my previous comment?

    Now I understand.. Thanx KSA

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.08.10 08:13:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • All of a sudden I’m getting this overwhelming feeling that we(Boks) are going to lose :sad:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.08.10 08:17:44 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 6) :

    Thats a good feeling to get if you havent made your SuperBru pick yet..

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.08.10 08:19:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : I have :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.08.10 08:23:25 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 8) :

    And? Did you go with your heart?

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.08.10 08:27:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Yip, but only because I know we are able to win. But with this game strategy I’m not so sure anymore.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.08.10 08:29:48 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : love the heading my friend :smile: and yes can somebody tell me how to hold the ball back in the line out :evil:
    maybe ask them just to wait and throw the ball just to the Boks so they can catch it if they can :roll: eeee

    :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.08.10 08:31:58 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : tell him :mrgreen: and old vickie should know that for peet sake he is a SB and a Captain :roll:
    ;-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.08.10 08:34:05 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : went with AB by 10 :oops: maybe i should of gone with much more :???: and maybe they surprise us and win and then no points not even a BP or MP :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.08.10 08:35:53 by chaz Reply

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  • GO BOKKE !!! : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.08.10 08:36:37 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 10) :

    I went New Zealand.. so either way I am kinda happy you know.. If the Boks win, I will be stoked, but if NZ win, at least I can keep my lead in the Super Bru competition.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.08.10 08:38:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : sorry Adi :oops: me can’t agree with you :???: they are playing like U 19 at the moment and until they prove me wrong then i’m staying with the AB :evil: ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.08.10 08:42:06 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : I saw u are leading my pool. Well done. The 1st two games killed my aspirations :oops:

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.08.10 08:43:58 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 17) :

    Going with my gut in this game, even though I was going to go with the Boks at first..

    I will base my picks vs the Aussies on this game..

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.08.10 08:47:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 16) : :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.08.10 08:57:10 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Perhaps our lazy backs will start chasing more???

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.08.10 09:07:32 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 20) : u can say that again me a SB just like a Sharks ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.08.10 09:19:00 by chaz Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : sorry Adi but really this is just for SB my friend :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.08.10 09:19:40 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Dude, please refresh my memory. How come you despise Queen Victoria so much?? :twisted: :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.08.10 09:30:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 21) : :?: :?:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.08.10 09:31:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 24) : Perhaps our lazy backs will start chasing more???
    :???: ;-)

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.08.10 09:47:23 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 22) : Joh, only for a Weber braai… :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.08.10 10:18:05 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : He`s a Bull. That`s enough reason for anyone. :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.08.10 10:36:23 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 27) :

    WPW is a WP fan, sometimes we have to spell things out for him

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  • Comment 28, posted at 19.08.10 11:43:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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