Richard Ferguson

Bakkies on stand-by as well


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 2 Nov 2012 at 10:00
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has confirmed that Bakkies Botha is also on stand-by for the End-of-year Tour to Europe, along with Marco Wentzel, as reported earlier in the week.

Meyer was quoted as saying that both players will be called up should an injury arise, adding that he would not play any of the locks out of position if an injury forced his hand.

Meyer said that playing a lock out of position might cause set-piece problems and even though he would like to play Eben Etzebeth and Flip van der Merwe together, the team requires a five-lock to make sure the lineouts go according to plan.

This means that either Etzebeth or van der Merwe can expect to play off the bench, with Juandre Kruger or Franco van der Merwe starting in the five jersey.



72 Comments

  • Franco vd Merwe starting a test will only prove how dire the lock situation is at the moment :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.12 10:16:32 by hendrikp Reply
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  • What do you guys think? Should Eben pursue a career as a no. 4 or no. 5 lock?

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.12 10:33:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : Franco has potential!

    @vanmartin (Comment 2) : Number 5 lock. He and Elstadt together would be super!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.11.12 11:39:31 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 3) : Elstadt :lol: you must be kidding me.

    The most deserving locks in this country ;Etzebeth and Bresler. Least deserving ;Juandre Kruger and Andries Bekker.

    Meyer wont select Bresler because that would mean his original estimation of him would be incorrect ,Meyer doesn’t have the humility to do that.

    Jake White was called back in 2006 (I think)to face the music, wonder if Meyer will be held to the same standards? Or are there to many Bull supporters sitting in the backrooms of the SARU rugby offices ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.11.12 12:00:54 by Talent Reply
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  • hmmmmmmm :|

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.11.12 12:42:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 4) : 2006 was not white’s first year of coaching.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.11.12 12:42:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 4) : Maybe he won’t select Bresler becasue there are enough locks ahead of him to not have to select Bresler.

    I know the URL for this site says Sharksworld but the bias on here is getting too much even for me to stomach.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.11.12 13:18:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : haha ksa , maybe you should change your nic to moralshark lol!!let people have their opinion dude without being judged or lambasted .. Its only fair..

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.11.12 13:32:55 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    I agree! :roll:

    Maak die Sharks almal Bokke!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.11.12 13:37:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 4) : Why joking? Elstadt was brilliant as a number 4 lock last year and Bekker doesn’t have that many years left. I thought he, Elstadt, was going to make the Bok squad after outplaying Bakkies!

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.11.12 14:05:28 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : We need a ditrtracker/A Team so that fringe players like Arno Botha and Raymond Rhule (neither of whom has performed consistently at Super Rugby level) as well as Bresler can train with the Bok squad, experience the culture and learn what it takes to be a Bok. The coaches can also work with them and monitor them in the team structure.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.11.12 14:20:44 by ChrisS Reply
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  • No Sharks lock should get near the Springbok team, as they, with their coaches, were not able to get even close to up to standard in the line-outs for either the Currie Cup or Super Rugby.

    If Bresler, or who ever else that played for the Sharks this year thinks it is because of the coaches, then they should go to a different union if they are to stand a chance of making the Bok team.

    You can’t select a player that at times during the season was part of a line-out that was about 60% effective…or maybe even less. Seriously, stop with the Bresler should be a Bok nonsense, I’m not even sure he should be a Shark if the line-outs will continue like this with him there!!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.11.12 14:32:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : Amen

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.11.12 14:46:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : My thoughts entirely, our line outs have been abysmal this entire season with a few exceptions. In the Final we got 3 of our own line outs! I had to survive the entire match with a WP supporter, behind me, everytime there was a line out, yelling yay a line out, no matter whose throw it was, and a Sharks supporter next to me everytime we had a line out praying “we need a miracle” Not good enough! :evil:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.11.12 14:51:52 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • As senior lock Bresler will be better off staying home getting acquainted with Burden and Cooper – the likely hookers for the S15 next year.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.11.12 14:57:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : Why What is wrong with Bissie? :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.11.12 15:00:20 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 16) : As far as I know he will only be back in May?

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.11.12 15:06:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 17) : april, if we are lucky.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.11.12 15:23:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • oh :cry:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.11.12 15:23:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 18) : Looking at guys like Schalk and Juan it always seem to take a lot longer to recover from serious injury. I do hope he is back by April, but I would not bet my house on it

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.11.12 15:28:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : Agreed. Winning lineout ball should be a lock’s bread and butter. Victor Matfield might have popped up in the backline way too often instead of attending rucks but it was his lineout prowess that ensured his starting place in Bok teams and very few would dispute his contributions to the team.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.11.12 15:43:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • This means that either Etzebeth or van der Merwe can expect to play off the bench, with Juandre Kruger or Franco van der Merwe starting in the five jersey.

    It would be an absolute travesty of Etsebeth started from the bench.

    Why am I not surprised that Bakkies’ hat is in the ring; he did mos wear babablou at one stage in his career.

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.11.12 15:45:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Morne Steyn is set to start against Ireland and Lambie against Scotland and England.

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.11.12 16:18:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 23) : and I thought that Ireland is supposed to be our strongest opponent on tour :roll: is pienaar going to do all kicking? perhaps he will skip pass Morne :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.11.12 17:14:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 23) : And already the delays in picking Lambie start. :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.11.12 17:51:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) :

    Lol agreed. Under HM Lambie will always only be a stop-gap at best.

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.11.12 18:28:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • meyer will not use Lambie next year, he will only pick him during EOYT so he can say look i gave him a chance i was fair he did not perform as i wanted blah blah blah whine bitch and moan …………..

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.11.12 20:59:57 by JD Reply
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  • meyer is the same as pdiv only with beter english. Something like pdiv with a voice double.

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.11.12 21:06:57 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 28) : Meyer has better English than PdV??????????? Bwhahahahahahahaha

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.11.12 21:47:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA Shark only said it’s beter did not say how much beter, remember pdiv did not set the bar very high. Hahahahaha

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.11.12 22:04:53 by JD Reply
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  • Bresler is the BEST lock we have had since Johan Muller/Ackerman era. I know the birds will chirp “Mostert” but I would like to spray those birds with a flamethrower :evil: -all reputation and fickle fan hearsay ,had he stayed on longer ,maybe.

    On form neither Juandre Kruger nor Bekker deserve to be part of the Bok outfit, they are players that Meyer has either earmarked from his previous endeavors with the Bulls(Like Arno Botha)or that fits his profile for players to suit his game plan. The non-selection of players like Bresler encapsulates what is rotten with Springbok Rugby; that being our failure to recognize areas outside of pragmatic percentages “safe” rugby. Bresler ,JDJ and Heinrich Brussow will fall victim to Meyers backwards thinking, non progressive and conservative approach to rugby. This doesn’t mean I am anti percentage Rugby , in fact I advocate it ,in circumstance where it is appropriate.

    In one game our execution was awful, something punishable by Springbok non-selection? Either ,hypocritical on Meyers part for playing players such as Morne Steyn and countless others & then not selecting some deserved ,or he has the Rugby understanding of a baboon.

    Just a thought ,Bresler has been the hardest hitting forward in South African Rugby this year and consistently one of the busiest defenders.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.11.12 22:58:12 by Talent Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 28) : PDV was a much better coach from what I have seen so far

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.11.12 23:05:20 by Talent Reply
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  • Etzebeth should continue his career as a 5-lock when Andries Bekker calls it a day – or start giving him game time there next year during the Super 15 already.

    Will be nice having a guy who plays like a 4 but still brings the aerial skills.

    Alongside Elstadt, or even Quinn Roux when he returns. Also got a number of very good locks coming through, so we’re set for a while.

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.11.12 02:13:46 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 33) : I agree! That’s what I said above. Elstadt has mongrel in spades and was the best 4 lock in SA last year.

    If not for his injury at the beginning of this year he’d be a Bok and not Etzebeth. They’d be unstoppable together and both are young!

    Matfield must be hired to work with Bresler on his lineout skills. Roux, Bresler, Elstadt and Etzebeth are the 4 with the potential to go to the next WC and PSDT as well depending on whether he plays flank or lock.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.11.12 07:33:20 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Juandre Kruger is also young enough to go to the next WC but he needs to up his game a bit and get back to his Northampton Saints standards.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.11.12 07:59:55 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Heyneke Meyer is looking to bring
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    Mujati into the Bok squad (via EWN)

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.11.12 09:07:02 by Megatron Reply

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  • @ChrisS (Comment 34) :

    Can’t agree with Bresler. I just don’t rate the guy. For me, anyone who thinks he’s anything above average is watching a highlight-reel specifically made to make him look good.

    I do think Flip vd Merwe is good enough to make it also. Was impressed with him this season. If he continues not running around giving stupid penalties and keeps his head down, he’ll be an excellent option in future.

    Agree with you about everything else though. Juandre Kruger has 3 games that will define his career. If he doesn’t step it up big time, he needs to go. Can’t see Andries Bekker continuing on for much longer as a Bok either with his constant injury troubles & on-and-off performances.

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.11.12 10:27:00 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 37) : so you think his work rate and tackle count are average too?

    Maybe the problem with your “highlights reel” approach to rugby is that sometimes you miss the full picture. A 5 lock will take, on average, 4-5 lineout balls a game. Sure, it’s a big part of his job, but it’s not the only part.

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.11.12 12:25:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Couldn’t agree more!

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.11.12 13:00:20 by Talent Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 37) : I actually agree with most of your post ,except for your dislike of Bresler.

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.11.12 13:01:03 by Talent Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    This isn’t the NFL. His stats mean little in the bigger picture.

    I’m not even going to bother explaining Bresler’s faults as a 5-lock. You all already know them. Time to face up to it.

    Would be surprised if he starts ahead of Franco van der Merwe next year.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.11.12 13:25:46 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 36) : Mujati will not play for boks again. No SA passport no play for boks.

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.11.12 13:40:24 by JD Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 41) : I must agree with you a locks work is to catch balls in the line out, only after this do you start looking at all the other things he does. @robdylan (Comment 38) : sorry rob but your commets is like saying lets pick alberts at tighthead – sure he will get scrumed 5-6 times in a game but just look at how much more he will add in the rest of the game.
    A props work is scruming, a hookers work is throwing the ball into the line-out and a locks work is catching balls in line-outs only after the mastered their work you start looking at what they will add to the rest off the game, if they can’t do their work they MUST be replaced with someone that can do the work!

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.11.12 13:50:19 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 42) : beast also didn”t have a passport & hoskins asked home affairs to fasttrack it and tendai was on the plane to play for the boks…

    the same was done for imraan tahir before the world cup, so it can be done…

    if meyer has spoken to him & he’s agreed he must play…

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.11.12 14:41:29 by Megatron Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 37) :
    Dont understand why you rate Flop van der merwe!
    I think that Bresler is a very good player and remember that he is a no.4 lock that only started playing 5 halfway through the year!
    Plus, hes a great defender and will only get better!!
    I think he must get a look next year.

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.11.12 14:42:18 by HORSEFLY Reply

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  • I’d love to see Mujati come in!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.11.12 15:23:03 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 43) : With respect ,no its not, as you have 5 jumping options in a line-out ,whereas you only have one tight-head specialist.

    @hendrikp (Comment 41) : “This isn’t the NFL. His stats mean little in the bigger picture.” I’m sure stats are used exclusively in the bigger picture . I’ve learnt it is no use trying to reason with you .I don’t know why you compare him to a number 5 lock when he is almost never used as a line-out general?And I can assure you he will be starting ahead of Franco VD Merve ,who is with us on a loan deal ,so starting him would be counterproductive to us in the long run-on form he wouldn’t start ahead of Bresler either.

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.11.12 18:34:31 by Talent Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 41) : Victor Matfield and Jake White had a fall out about the amount of work Matfield used to get through in a game. I don’t see why we need a specialist 4 & 5 ,both locks should be capable of competing in the line out and both should have huge work-rates.

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.11.12 18:40:00 by Talent Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 44) : Beast and Tahir played in SA (as did Mojati when he played for the bokke). Problem is Mojati is playing in UK (for a few years now and seems that he’s not returning to play in SA). Don’t get me wrong if he’s better than other props pick him, I’m just saying powers that be would not allow him to play for bokke and as he is not playing in SA chances are very slim for him getting a passport.

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.11.12 18:44:17 by JD Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 48) : Now you are sucking things out of your thumb.

    Jake White is on record (somewhere on here if you dig into the archives) as saying that Victor and Bakies compliment each other perfectly as Bakkies does the cleaning and rucking and Victor does the carries and other stuff. That actually also affected who JW chose to replace bakkies when he was unavailable, because he didn’t want him replaced with a lock who played simlar to Matfield.

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.11.12 18:50:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 48) : Problem with the Sharks locks is none of them is doing their work at line outs.
    I like Jandre Marais as a lock and think if he is given a chance he could be very good, but both him and Bresler is very poor in line out play.
    Having other option at line out does not excuse a lock from doing his work. If both our lock is weak line out options other teams will know to cover Keegan and Kanko and we will strugle to get line out ball.

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.11.12 18:54:48 by JD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : The fact that they complimented each other has nothing to do with their individual work rates. It refers to the balance of the pack at set piece.

    My point is you don’t need a specialist 4 and 5 .People are unfairly stereotyping Bresler as a poor line-out jumper when he is not a specialist 4 or 5, and based on his perceived poor line-out capabilities, should be excluded from Springbok selection.

    I hope you’d select Lambie over Steyn ;some would argue Steyns kicking is better than Lambies so therefor we should select Steyn, same principle applies-in SA we have many place kickers and many line-out options -effectiveness in open play should be perceived to be as important as set piece accuracy, not to say Bresler is a poor line-out option.

    @JD (Comment 51) : How could you find fault with our locks alone? Funny because I thought Burden and Coopers throwing has been abysmal and Etzebeth was incredible on the day. Having options doesn’t mean that a lock should be excused from his line-out duties . I’m battling to express what I mean ,so ill use an analogy ; Bresler at one stage was the only player in our forward pack above 194/5 often competing with teams ,such as the Stormers ,with a number of players taller than 194, so who would have the advantage ?The team with more competitors.

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  • Line out is a team effort ,and the Sharks have been poor in this area,not one specific individual.

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  • @Talent (Comment 52) : My point is you can’t going around saying JW did things he didn’t do, as much as I dislike Matfield.

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.11.12 21:02:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 52) : I know that the fault for our line outs is not just with the locks. Yes hookers are also to blame.
    What needs to happen in the off season is some really hard choices needs to be made – we NEED a lock to step up to being line out anchor and if that lock is imported franco than so be it and yes the hookers need to step up as well all (three of them) and if they can’t we need to get a hooker who can.
    Sharks was very lucky to get as far as they did this year with their very very poor line out, don’t think they will be as lucky next year. Time for sentimental selection is over – pick players who CAN do the job!

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.11.12 21:52:24 by JD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : May have read it in Jake Whites book ?cant recall ,ill check up.

    @JD (Comment 55) : What is getting the Job done ?and why does a lock have to be the line-out anchor ? Kanko did it well this year and at one point our line-outs were the most innovative and efficient in the country.

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  • @Talent (Comment 56) : because like you said in comment 52 the team with more competetors will win more line outs and Sharks can’t go into a season with all their line out hopes only on Kanko. If Kanko is out we need another player to do the work. Atleast one of the locks that play must be a factor come line out time.
    “Getting the job done” is winning 80% of own line outs. Who ever is to blame for the poor performance this year needs to shape up or go. Would any team be at ease with only winning 30% of scrum balls? surely not so why be satisfied with only 30% line out ball?

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.11.12 22:22:51 by JD Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 47) :

    No use trying to reason with me?

    Probably because you don’t even understand what I’m saying.

    I could also run around like a mad man making dozens of tackles and standing off every ruck screaming at the halfback to pass me the ball…

    It doesn’t mean what I’ve done has been effective.

    Nor does it make up for not even being able to secure ball off set-phases.

    You just rub me up the wrong way sometimes. Really.

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.11.12 03:32:43 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Kankowski really showed how vital he is to our lineout. I am not entirely sure where to pin the blame. We have had issues with Bismarck, Craig, and Kyle.

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.11.12 05:09:34 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 58) : Well shame ,I don’t really care.

    I feel Bresler has been hard done by .I think he deserved a bok call up, much like some other players who didn’t get one. My problem is with our coach ,who seems to practice cronyism in spadefuls.

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  • @Here be dragons (Comment 59) : Our hookers have always been poor at throwing in ,even Bismarck went through a stage where he couldn’t find his jumpers.

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 58) : standing off every ruck screaming at the halfback to pass me the ball

    If that’s what you think Bresler does, then you’ve clearly never watched him play.

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.11.12 11:15:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Here be dragons (Comment 59) : ja, and we had issues with Skeate at 5, issues with Hargreaves at 5 – hell, even issues with Muller at 5. So while blaming Bresler, who some have rightly pointed out is not a 5 by preference, is suddenly de rigeur, I feel that the problems may actually be more deep-seated than that.

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.11.12 11:17:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 57) : Whose to say Bresler isn’t competent at line-outs? Being the only player in the Sharks back row above 195 means he is a marked man.

    Hypothetically if Bresler was the 2nd line-out option in a team with Etzebeth ,Burger ,Smith & Spies how do you think he may cope?
    This debate would be irrelevant.

    So for some to say “no Sharks lock should ever be considered for Springbok selection” shows me they don’t understand how a line-out works.

    As a unit the Stormers annihilated us at line-outs. Their lifters ensured their jumpers got in front of ours, their best jumper competed heavily at the front and our hooker ,being rusty & never really the best thrower around, made for disastrous line-outs.

    Breslers strength is his work-rate and high impact tackles. It would be interesting to see how much yardage he has let past the point of contact this season, in comparison to other South Afircan forwards…

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.11.12 11:55:52 by Talent Reply
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  • Juandre Kruger let an Aus prop drag him 20 meters down the touch line to score a try. Would Bresler let that happen?

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.11.12 11:57:43 by Talent Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : 100% agree. Our lineout is sh!t. Cost us the CC. Select guys that can do the basics. If Monde is that person, so be it. Please, no more Burden.

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.11.12 12:01:34 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Everyone is trying to find the problem with our lineouts, Hookers are blamed, Locks are blamed, but nobody has mentioned a third, and extremely important cog in the lineout machine, namely the supporters or lifters. I have made a similar post several times in the past.

    This is just my opinion, but I feel that there is a problem with the coaching of the lineout. I think our Hookers throw just fine, and I think our jumpers jump just fine, and catch the ball just fine. The problem is the jumpers are not being lifted and supported. I saw several lineouts last week where the throw was a good one and sailed over the jumpers head. Look closely at these lost lineouts and you will see that our jumper had very little support. Also, the problems at the front of the lineout is because our lifters and jumpers are allowing the opposition to get in front of them. The front of the lineout is a lower throw, and is all about timing, allowing the oppo to compete at the front is a matter of poor technique and timing, hence I blame the coaching. Sykes ran the lineouts last week like he had one foot in PE already.

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.11.12 13:38:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 66) : Sharks played four hookers this CC season, and with each there were lineout problems. To blame Burden is very naive, especially since he missed so much of the CC while carrying tacklebags for the Boks. In fact, you may not be naive, but rather nuts. :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.11.12 13:41:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 67) : My comment 64

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.11.12 14:23:59 by Talent Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 67) : so missing the lien out by 5m and almost throwing a ball to the flyhalf (not once but twice) is no problem? Sorry that is basics for any hooker! Sharks have problems with their line outs and no amount of talk will make it go away.
    @Talent (Comment 64) : If Bresler is a no 4 lock then he must play as a 4 and Plum must pick a line out guru at 5!!!!!!!
    With the current poor line out Sharks will not make any playoff games next year. All the teams will be all over our line out! Plum needs to pick to lock that can do the work loke matfield and bakkies, currently we playing with 2 bakkies and zero matfield.

  • Comment 70, posted at 04.11.12 18:34:57 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 70) :
    Bresler was moved to 5 to accomodate PSDT in the super15 mate
    Also, really now??? Thats a bit far fetched, easpecially with Kanko and Bissie coming back next year.
    Maybe Plumtree shouldve have given PSDT a run in the CC when he got fit again…

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.11.12 19:39:56 by HORSEFLY Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 70) : Dogma :|
    Why do we need a number 4 and a number 5?
    Do locks have to be enforcers /jumpers? No

  • Comment 72, posted at 04.11.12 21:14:50 by Talent Reply
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