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Theron mixes and matches for crucial England clash


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 12 Jun 2012 at 06:42
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Baby Bok coach Dawie Theron has opted to pick yet another untried combination for today’s IRB Junior World Championship fixture against England in Cape Town, suggesting that after countless camps, warm-up games, squad sessions and two JWC matches, he is still a little in the dark when it comes to knowing who his first-choice players are.

Today’s tie amounts to a sudden death match for the Junior Springboks (as the team has hastily been re-branded) after the shock loss against Ireland 8 days ago. Theron’s men need to win with a bonus point in order to top the pool and progress to the semi-finals; should they fail to do so, they would be eliminated from the competition that many were expecting them to win comfortably at home.

Theron appears to have read rather too much into Friday’s win over Italy, opting to retain the entire tight five who played in that match, despite hooker Jason Thomas seemingly being unable to hit the side of a bus from five paces on a line out throw. The loose trio from the first match has been reunited, with the impressive Shaun Adendorff and the anonymous Fabian Booysen both returned to the starting line-up. Braam Steyn’s impressive showing against Italy, it seems, was ignored, whilst other such as Thomas, Oliver Kebble and Ruan Botha were rewarded for ostensibly doing far less.

Perhaps the biggest shock, though, is the inclusion of 18-year-old Handre Pollard as starting flyhalf for this clash, ahead of the more experienced Tony Jantjies. It is a simply massive, massive call to throw a schoolboy in to start such a crucial match at this level and if we get anything out of this match, perhaps it will be an accurate assessment of whether Pollard actually is the super-hero that some sections of the media are making him out to be.

Friday’s centres, Jan Serfontein and Willa Small-Smith have also been retained, deservedly so, whilst Theron has shocked again by implying that not a single one of the wings picked in his initial squad is good enough to start in hist first-choice 15. Centres Pat Howard and Paul Jordaan will be at 11 and 14 respectively.

The match kicks off at 18h45 today at the Cape Town Stadium

Junior Springbok team v England: 15. Dillyn Leyds (Western Province), 14. Paul Jordaan (KZN), 13. William Small-Smith (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 12. Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 11. Pat Howard (DHL Western Province), Handrè Pollard (DHL Western Province), 9. Vian van der Watt (MTN Golden Lions), 8. Fabian Booysen (MTN Golden Lions), 7. Wiaan Liebenberg (Vodacom Blue Bulls, captain), 6. Shaun Adendorff (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 5. Ruan Botha (MTN Golden Lions), 4. Paul Willemse (MTN Golden Lions), 3. Oliver Kebble (DHL Western Province), 2. Jason Thomas (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 1. Steven Kitshoff (DHL Western Province)

Replacements:16. Mark Pretorius (MTN Golden Lions), 17. Allan Dell (KZN), 18. Pieter Steph du Toit (KZN), 19. Braam Steyn (KZN), 20. Abrie Griesel (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 21. Tony Jantjies (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 22. Tshotsho Mbovane (DHL Western Province), 23. Maks van Dyk (KZN)



109 Comments

  • Just FYI people.

    If Ireland don’t score 4 tries in their upcoming win against Italy, then we only need to beat England and restrict them to 1 or less bonus-points (not 2!!).

    So I’ll be watching the Ireland vs Italy game, hoping for the best with plenty of rain and then, with some luck, be able to enjoy a game vs England where we don’t have to try score tries from everywhere, and rather just try for the WIN!

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.06.12 06:52:59 by hendrikp Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : I’m afraid I don’t hold much hope that Ireland won’t score a bonus point against Italy.

    Italy are shit. We managed to make them look better than they are for about 60 minutes simply because we’re shit too. :(

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.06.12 06:55:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Yeah I don’t think it’ll happen either :mrgreen:

    But I’ll be able to enjoy the SA vs England game a lot more if they (Ireland) somehow manage to only get 4 points.

    Overwise the game would be pretty much ruined by the 60th minute if we don’t score some early tries.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.06.12 07:06:53 by hendrikp Reply

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  • This is gonna be a tough one, will be stoked if it happens..

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.06.12 07:09:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 3) :

    Ireland’s predicament is even more interesting than ours.

    - A full bag of (5) points.
    - South Africa to beat England by more then 7.
    - South Africa wins, but can’t score 4 tries.

    So is it safe to assume that England or SA will be advancing? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.06.12 07:09:49 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 5) : yes. Let’s hope the Micks realise there is no chance for them and rather head to the pub… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.06.12 07:19:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • I wonder who is held in lower regard on this site; Dawie Theron or the assistant coaches at the Sharks? :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.06.12 07:45:10 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 7) : Dawie Theron ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.06.12 07:48:19 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • I think the tourney is over for us,apart from rubbish selections we needed to get 70 against Italy and we couldn’t get that against very poor Italians and some selection where some of these lads looked good against a woeful Italian side,some are gonna be in for a surprise against England

    This team is carbage if we’re honest,not because of lack of talent,but the lack of actual coaching,Dawie’s about as dynamic a coach as Zane Kirchner is on attack

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.06.12 07:48:49 by Ludz Reply

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  • Pollard against England,big mistake,hope young Pollard can come out and prove me wrong,if anything we need him to do that and hopefully send this team to the semis

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.06.12 07:52:45 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 9) : I like this game! Dawie is as dynamic as a coach as:
    1) Henno Mentz’s public speaking
    2) Warren Brosnihan’s commentating
    3) The Stormers attack in Super Rugby
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.06.12 08:15:20 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 11) : hahaha,so I actually said the team is carbage instead of garbage,bleak moments,you killed with the Stormers attacking

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.06.12 08:41:17 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 10) :

    Here’s hoping Pollard shuts you up :mrgreen:

    I think if he’s anything as good as has been made out, he’ll deliver here. Need to see some BMT from him.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.06.12 08:55:36 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) : he’s good on the front foot,but he can struggle when on the backfoot,which is more what am worried about here,last year at Craven Week,he had horrible game against KZN,because on the day the WP pack struggled and he was really poor on the day

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.06.12 09:59:16 by Ludz Reply

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  • Just a few comments; i think the Baby Boks were garbage against both Ireland and Italy and if Italy were half decent we would have been in serious trouble. The game plan utilised is similar to that of the senior Bok side against Eng on the weekend, so at least there seems to be a consensus that all SA team play the same way- not a bad thing! However, the senior side can rely on players that can physically dominate the opposition and that is why they are successful…and its also why they are unsuccesful against NZ who they cannot physically dominate. The Baby Boks on the other hand got abused physically by the Irish and to a lessor extent the Italians so their game plan looks rubbish as the players do not have the attributes to execute it. And lastly we seem to go on and on about how big our SA school boys are…well looking at the other teams at this JWC we are actually 1 of the smaller teams!! Food for thought perhaps!

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.06.12 10:47:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Okay so that settles it, Ireland will soon score their 4th try.

    We need a bonus point victory against England, or we’re out.

    Unless of course Italy pulls off a miracle from here :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.06.12 15:12:33 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 16) : Final score Ireland 41 – 12 Italy (6 tries to Ireland). Baby Boks will have to win with a bonus point.

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.06.12 16:44:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • late changes to bok side…

    Liebenberg out… Steph starts at 7. Khaya to bench, Small-Smith will captain.

    Jantjies also out – Schmidt to bench.

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.06.12 17:13:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 17) : or if they win and Eng get no bonus point they will also qualify

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.06.12 17:48:31 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 19) : no… cos if we end up level on log points with Ireland, they will go through.

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.06.12 17:58:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : we will all end on 10 points, that will be canceled as all has lost and won games against each other…

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.06.12 18:08:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : @Franshark (Comment 21) : the next criteria is points difference, we are 9 point behind Eng and by that we have to win by 10 point if Eng do score 4 tries

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.06.12 18:11:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bokkies 10 meters out, penalty, quick tap

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.06.12 18:52:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • Eng turn over, line out, lost, and England into SA half

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.06.12 18:54:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Another line out lost by SA, penalty Eng and they take the kick at post…
    SA must remember they first HAVE TO win the game…

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.06.12 18:56:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK missed
    No score
    9 min

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.06.12 18:57:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • Good run by Jordaan

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.06.12 18:59:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • Eng smashing SA in the scrums

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.06.12 19:01:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Eng, 77 meters, about 10 sort….

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.06.12 19:02:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Someone is in trouble…
    Willemse penalized for a punsh

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.06.12 19:07:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • Kickable penalty for SA, going for line out…

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.06.12 19:08:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • We might as well accept the fact that this will be it for this Baby Bok side. Can´t see them winning this game, let alone with a bonus point.

    Basics are rubbish and there is zero creativity in the backline. I can´t believe that Serfontein is the best 12 in SA at this age level.

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.06.12 19:09:35 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 5 meter scrum…

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.06.12 19:09:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • Up yours WordPress! I do in fact have permission to edit my comments. :evil:

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.06.12 19:12:14 by rhineshark Reply

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  • I don’t understand this, can nobody make the calculation, they still have to win the game, if they do and Eng don’t get a bonus point we go through… This is stupid play by SA

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.06.12 19:12:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • Kebble getting his arse handed to him in the scrums.

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.06.12 19:17:01 by rhineshark Reply

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  • England 3 SA 0

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.06.12 19:22:15 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Eng PK over,
    SA 0 – 3 ENG
    32 min

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.06.12 19:22:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • SA 0 – 3 ENG
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.06.12 19:33:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • Try for SA,

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.06.12 19:43:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • England as surprised as I am that Serfontein managed to put someone into space. Great try by Small-Smith!

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.06.12 19:44:59 by rhineshark Reply

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  • try by Small-Smith
    SA 7 – 3 Eng
    43min

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.06.12 19:45:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Immediately we give away a pernalty and so do the Poms straight afterwards.

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.06.12 19:46:35 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Eng hit back with a PK
    SA 7 – 6 ENG
    45 min

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.06.12 19:47:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Baby Boks score another! Go boytjies!

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.06.12 19:48:51 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Addendorff score under the post

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.06.12 19:49:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • SA 14 Eng 6
    47min

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.06.12 19:49:23 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Jordaan defending like a trojan.

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.06.12 19:50:40 by rhineshark Reply

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  • SA 14 – 6 ENG
    49 min

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.06.12 19:50:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • if the score ends like this SA will be in the best possision

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.06.12 19:52:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • Jordaan playing at outside centre now. Straightaway butchers a try by not passing, after drawing the defender beautifully.

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.06.12 19:54:39 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 48) : and again…..

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.06.12 19:55:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 52) : His cross defense has been awesome.

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.06.12 19:57:40 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Eng penalty
    SA 14 – 9 ENG
    56 min

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.06.12 19:58:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • England starting to run through the Boks. Two penalties in 3 minutes the result.

    SA 14 Eng 12
    58 min

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.06.12 20:00:05 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Another Eng penalty
    SA 14 – 12 ENG
    58 min

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.06.12 20:00:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • yes yes yes….. Pieter Shark De Toit

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.06.12 20:02:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • And PSdT scores under the posts!

    SA 21 Eng 12
    60 min

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.06.12 20:02:38 by rhineshark Reply

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  • SA 21 – 12 ENG
    61 min

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.06.12 20:03:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 57) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.06.12 20:04:34 by rhineshark Reply

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  • This is the best rugby I,ve seen the baby boks play…. ever

  • Comment 61, posted at 12.06.12 20:06:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 61) : I agree!

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.06.12 20:08:07 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Adendorff is by far the best forward on the field and he gets the offload from Jordaan to score the BP try!

    I´m eating my words with glee!!

    Olé, Olé, Olé….. the crows loves it ;-)

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.06.12 20:09:27 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 35) :

    No, if we win, and England don’t get a bonus point, then both Ireland & SA finish on 10 points.

    Because Ireland beat SA, they would then advance. England would be on 9 points.

    COME ON!!!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.06.12 20:09:54 by hendrikp Reply

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  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE GOING THROUGH!!!!! THANK YOU ADENDORFF!!!!!!

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.06.12 20:11:15 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Adendorff scoooooores try number 4……

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.06.12 20:11:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • Brilliant Paul Jordaan!!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.06.12 20:11:40 by Ben Reply

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  • Dawie, you can thank your lucky stars. Few of these young guys just saved your job, without a doubt.

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.06.12 20:12:14 by hendrikp Reply

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  • We mustn´t relax now. Put another nail in!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.06.12 20:14:17 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Semi-finals will be:

    Sunday 5pm: Argentina vs South Africa
    Sunday 7.15pm: Wales vs New Zealand

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.06.12 20:14:38 by hendrikp Reply

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  • SA 28 Eng 12
    72 min

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.06.12 20:15:21 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 64) : does’nt the top 2 teams of each group play in the playoffs?

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.06.12 20:15:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 72) :

    No, the top from each, and then the 2nd best from 1.

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.06.12 20:16:40 by hendrikp Reply

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  • England penalty.

    SA 28 Eng 15
    74 min

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.06.12 20:17:41 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 72) :

    In this case it will be New Zealand, because of their superior points difference. France also finished on 11 points, but nowhere near the points difference NZ has.

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.06.12 20:17:44 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Pollard´s licking has been crap. Hasn´t been able to kick out all game.

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.06.12 20:22:19 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 73) : well, no wonder I have it all wrong then, geez no I’m glad for the 4 tries :)

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.06.12 20:24:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • WELL DONE BB´s!!!!!!! Great second half!!!!

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.06.12 20:24:37 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Absolutely great second half! Well done Baby Boks!

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.06.12 20:24:51 by Ben Reply

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  • Full Time

    SA 28 Eng 12

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.06.12 20:25:19 by rhineshark Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

    Nice to see the coaches celebrating.

    Seeing Dawie like that is a reminder about how much stress these poor guys are under. Good work Dawie.

    Besides, if we’d beaten Ireland, we’d be facing New Zealand in the semi-finals. I much prefer Argentina :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.06.12 20:26:21 by hendrikp Reply

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  • SA 28 Eng 15
    FULL TIME

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.06.12 20:26:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • England captain being asked the stupidest questions. Just because someone played rugby at a certain level doesn´t make them tv material. Rather go coach or something Toks.

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.06.12 20:38:32 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Poms licked twice in three days. :cool: They must be hating us now. :twisted:

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.06.12 20:52:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 84) : :-)

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.06.12 20:55:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark: Just to remind you of your earlier post;

    “We might as well accept the fact that this will be it for this Baby Bok side. Can´t see them winning this game, let alone with a bonus point. Basics are rubbish and there is zero creativity in the backline. I can´t believe that Serfontein is the best 12 in SA at this age level.”

    This site is full of ‘fair-weather fans’ and negative comments. No belief, no real support. care to retract???

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.06.12 20:58:13 by Micky Reply

     
  • I just hate how some folk always have to come on here, extract a comment made in the heat of the moment, and try to rub said blogger’s nose in it.

    Seriously! :evil:

    Micky, add some sugar to that drink of yours, it might just taste like lemonade :roll:

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.06.12 21:42:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Well done Baby Bokke – not sure what happened between the first and second half, but it was like two different teams. 12 (serfontein) was easily the best player for me in the second half. It was so also great to watch them at the Cape Town Stadium – caught the MyCiti through from Tableview – SO much less hassle than driving through to Newlands.

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.06.12 07:50:51 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Micky (Comment 86) : I had NO hope after the first half..what the hell happened in the second was bloody awsome! But you wanna tell me you had NO doubts? I pretty much doubt that..

    Well done baby bokke! Great come back!

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.06.12 08:17:01 by Ice Reply
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  • @Micky (Comment 86) : easy to be smart after the fact, though, isn’t it?

    Didn’t see you here at half time posting messages of support and encouragement either… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 90, posted at 13.06.12 08:27:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 87) : it’s called trolling and it’s the scourge of the modern Internet :evil:

  • Comment 91, posted at 13.06.12 08:28:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 68) :

    So Dawie Theron should not be credited for this result??

    As far as I’m concerned Theron inspired his team at half time and should therefore be given credit for it.

    After all, everyone has been giving him a hard time about his selections and game plan.

    Surely he deserves credit when the team does well?? :roll:

  • Comment 92, posted at 13.06.12 08:30:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) : Well said @Micky Rob :lol:

  • Comment 93, posted at 13.06.12 08:33:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 92) : His best move was to have Jordaan stand in at outside centre in the second half, ’cause if it wasn’t for Jordaan’s try saving tackles (out of position) in the first half, we’d have a different mood here this morning.

    But well done to Dawie for not being afraid to change things up for the second half, maybe Heyneke had a half time conference call with the team :smile:

  • Comment 94, posted at 13.06.12 08:38:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I’m afraid my view hasn’t changed. This win came despite Theron, not because of him.

  • Comment 95, posted at 13.06.12 08:55:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 95) :

    Interesting view.

    If we do go on to win the title will it still be the team who carried the coach??

    You sound like one of Keo’s cronies during the Div era! :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 96, posted at 13.06.12 08:59:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 96) : let#s see what happens in the next two matches.

    If Theron selects a sensible team for the semi (i.e. not picking bloody useless Kebble based on what his dad did) and they can play the same sort of rugby, then I will give Theron some credit. That will depend on him proving that he can sort out the set piece mess too, which is going to take a lot of work.

  • Comment 97, posted at 13.06.12 09:02:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 96) : nice to see you back here, BTW. What happened, did your hairdresser close? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 98, posted at 13.06.12 09:03:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 98) :

    GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 99, posted at 13.06.12 09:11:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 97) : Have to say, the hooker position is a massive problem, both can’t throw into a lineout and both were a massive liability at the breakdown, I’d be interested to see their penalty count.

    And wrt to Kebble, him being subbed made a massive difference to the scrum, apparently the coaching staff is playing him on the wrong side of the scrum?

  • Comment 100, posted at 13.06.12 09:11:32 by molly Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 88) : Stadium was excellent, no queuing to get in and easy to get out. I’d love myciti buses to operate in the southern suburbs, although I did find parking within a 5min walk, it probably won’t be the same for bigger matches.

  • Comment 101, posted at 13.06.12 09:13:37 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 100) : I have a massive problem with the way Kebble was included in this squad, Molly.

    Yes, you’re right… he probably isn’t a tight head first and foremost, so then how the hell does he suddenly leapfrog both Dell and van Dyk to the starting number 3 jersey? I feel that Kitshoff is a protected species on the other side of the scrum too. He hasn’t looked convincing in any of the two big fixtures to date, yet he continues to get 80 minutes each game.

  • Comment 102, posted at 13.06.12 09:18:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) :

    Kitshoff hasn’t been playing as well as he has in the S15.

    I think he hasn’t been managed well. He must be vrek tired!! :roll:

  • Comment 103, posted at 13.06.12 09:22:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 103) : exactly mate.

    Why on earth would Gingy feel the need to give his all in these games? Having played virtually every minute of every game for the Stormers so far, my view is that he shouldn’t even be in this squad, let alone playing through every game.

    He’s doing his own rep no good and not helping the team much either. Even worse, he surely must break down soon.

  • Comment 104, posted at 13.06.12 09:29:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : I thought Kitshoff was fine, seems the common denominator is Kebble, from my seat last night looked like Kitshoff was very busy around the park, he had a great run in the lead up to Adendorff’s first try, quite a bit of power to get within a metre. And he made some great tackles as well.

    Every coach has their “bolters” they want to give a chance to, I assume they see a bright future for him? Kebble was talked up quite a bit before, similar to Pollard, I suppose. Can’t really say what the coaches plans are, just assume there is one?

  • Comment 105, posted at 13.06.12 09:30:12 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 105) : Kitshoff’s loose play was pretty good – it’s his scrummaging that’s been worrying me.

  • Comment 106, posted at 13.06.12 09:37:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : Kitshoff only played 40min against Ireland.

    I like van Dyk. Looks a good prospect. Happy he’s at the Sharks.

  • Comment 107, posted at 13.06.12 09:41:42 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 107) : Would like to see more of van Dyk in the CC, he seems quite mobile for a TH and he just about single handedly monstered that English pack. ;-)

  • Comment 108, posted at 13.06.12 09:55:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Micky (Comment 86) : Relax dude. Read comment 63.

  • Comment 109, posted at 13.06.12 09:58:59 by rhineshark Reply

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