Heyneke rightly believes in a win at all cost mentality, which is great! But that doesn’t mean neglecting the talents SA has coming through.
I’m a great believer in balance; and that goes into rugby too, the blend of talented youth and experience is very important. A lot has to do with mentality, when we see our experienced players drop in aggression on the field we often see the new youngsters step up and put in the big hits, make the hard yards, etc.
So if i was tasked to pick 32 man springbok squad for World Cup today this is how it would go-
1- Beast, Kitshoff and Coenie
2-Bissie, A.Strauss and Chilli.
3-M.Van Der Merwe and Maks Van Dyk
4-Etzebeth and Paul Willemse
5-Juandre Kruger , Andries Bekker.
6-Heinrich Brussouw and Flouw.
7-Alberts and PSDT
8-Burger, Coetzee and Kolisi
9-Francois Hougie, Piet van Zyl.
10-Goosen, Lambie and Pollard (remember thinking towards 2015)
11- Habana and Emil Schwartz
12- Jan Serfontein and Tim Whitehead
13- Paul Jordaan, Kriel twin(maritzburg College)
15- Francois Steyn
I think this would be a really good squad(for 2015 world cup) that has the balance and fully utilises the best rugby talents SA has to offer, In my opinion.
What’s your 32 and what players do you think should be included looking at what you see today and what players should maybe excluded. Gonna be a good discussionTweet