Richard Ferguson

End of Year Tour – Scotland (10) vs South Africa (21) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 17 Nov 2012 at 15:30
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Scotland host South Africa in the second week of the annual Southern invasion of the Northen Hemisphere.

The Scots took a hammering at the hands of the All Blacks last week, but was impressive in general play, scoring a few tries and keeping the mighty All Blacks grounded. Tim Visser especially impressed, scoring two tries on the night, and will be a danger against the weaker defence of the Springboks.

For the Springboks, Heyneke Meyer has opted to make two changes to the team that scraped past the Irish last week, changing his loosehead prop and selecting fit again Gurthro Steenkamp over CJ van der Linde, while finally seeing the light and selecting an actual centre to play in the 13 jumper.

The match should be much closer than we saw last week with the Springboks typically unable to put a weaker team to the sword and putting 50 points on them, while the Scots will be bouyed by their last performance and will hope to achieve another win over the Boks at Murrayfield.

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Lamont, 13 Nick de Luca, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Greig Laidlaw, 9 Mike Blair, 8 David Denton, 7 John Barclay, 6 Kelly Brown (captain), 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Ryan Grant.

Replacements: 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Geoff Cross, 19 Alastair Kellock, 20 Henry Pygros, 21 Ruaridh Jackson, 22 Peter Murchie, 23 Stuart McInally.

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 François Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 François Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.

Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Morné Steyn, 22 Jaco Taute, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2012
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GMT; 16.30 SA time)
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Expected weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 9°C, dropping to 4°C.
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Christophe Berdos (France)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)



52 Comments

  • greetings from a very festive Murrayfield

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.11.12 16:12:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • HELP ASAP….anyone have a link for the game?? I must watch

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.11.12 16:24:14 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • Penalty Lambie
    SA 3
    Scots 0
    7min

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.11.12 16:39:12 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Laidlaw
    Scots 3
    SA 3
    10 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.11.12 16:41:34 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Lambie
    SA 6
    Scots 3
    14min

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.11.12 16:45:11 by Mutley Reply
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  • Pienaar is not his usual self and needs to improve.

    His service and decision making isn’t great at the moment.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.11.12 16:51:55 by wpw Reply
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  • Try Strauss!!!!
    Scores from the maul

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.11.12 16:53:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • Conversion misses Lambie
    SA 11
    Scots 3
    22min

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.11.12 16:55:04 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Laidlaw missed
    Scots 3
    SA 11
    25min

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.11.12 16:58:03 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty Lambie
    SA 14
    Scots 3
    31min

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.11.12 17:04:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • Louw has made a huge impact in the team

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.11.12 17:08:32 by Mutley Reply
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  • Halftime
    SA 14
    Scots 3

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.11.12 17:15:22 by Mutley Reply
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  • 2nd half starts

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.11.12 17:27:40 by Mutley Reply
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  • Pienaar sucks together with Meyers game plan!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.11.12 17:33:34 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Intercept try by Strauss!!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.11.12 17:33:48 by Mutley Reply
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  • I signed in just to say this…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.11.12 17:34:33 by klempie Reply

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  • Converted Lambie
    SA 21
    Scots 3
    47min

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.11.12 17:34:39 by Mutley Reply
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  • That was so skew….

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.11.12 17:38:38 by klempie Reply

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  • Pyrgos scores for Scotland

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.11.12 17:38:50 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted
    Scots 10
    SA 21
    52min

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.11.12 17:39:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • Pienaar not having his best game

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.11.12 17:42:41 by Mutley Reply
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  • The Scots are making the Boks look silly right now.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.11.12 17:49:08 by klempie Reply

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  • gotta stop the kicking… start the tackling

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.11.12 17:59:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Steyn on for Lambie

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.11.12 18:03:08 by Mutley Reply
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  • Flip gets sent off with a yellow

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.11.12 18:06:13 by Mutley Reply
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  • Incredibly uninspiring performance by the Boks. More Bulls rugby being served up. :sigh:

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.11.12 18:06:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Scottish commentator being very generous regards our defence. :???:

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.11.12 18:08:18 by klempie Reply

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  • Is that liefling on the field?? Ai!! :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.11.12 18:10:26 by klempie Reply

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  • Fulltime
    SA 21
    Scots 10

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.11.12 18:11:06 by Mutley Reply
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  • Ok 1st half, but 2nd half just not good enough

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.11.12 18:21:25 by Mutley Reply
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  • Mallett JUST said, “We play sterile rugby…”

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.11.12 18:23:02 by klempie Reply

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  • i was wondering when we are going to use willem alberts as a center…
    hm is not only stuborn, he’s arrogant to insist playing like this… why lambie? if u just want to kick, use morne instead. im sick of just play withe forwards…

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.11.12 18:35:15 by lsotjf Reply

     
  • Another 3 years of this style of rugby? HM is going to coach the natural talent out of all our players that has it. This is not 2008 anymore!

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.11.12 18:37:18 by Bite me Reply

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  • Whatever Mallet said….is my sentiment exactly.

    Oh for a world where Mallet is used as consultant for the Boks coaching and technical staff. :sigh:

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.11.12 18:59:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Bring back Div!! :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.11.12 19:08:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : No no, I think PdV will get ample opportunity coaching that second tier varsity cup team ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.11.12 19:45:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • The most exciting part of springbok games this year has generally been the post-match analysis and particularly Nick Mallett.otherwise, nothing much. HM is content with staying in a box which he doesn’t see is outdated,sad really.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.11.12 20:03:26 by HORSEFLY Reply

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  • I’m sure pommies and welsh lost on purpose just to stuff up my SuperBru score.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.11.12 20:06:45 by JD Reply
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  • Steenkamp 4.5/10
    Strauss 9/10
    Du Plessis 6/10
    Etzebeth 7/10
    Kruger 6.5/10
    Louw 9/10
    Alberts 9/10
    Vermeulen 6/10

    Pienaar 6.5/10
    Lambie 7/10
    Hougaard 7/10
    De Villiers 7/10
    De Jongh 7.5/10
    Pietersen 6/10
    Kirchner 7.5/10

    Van De Linde 3/10
    Van Der Merwe 2/10

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.11.12 21:17:43 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : What are you on about, Stormers supporters/players/coaches etc are more than happy with a 1 point win in a game as long as their defence holds out. We saw 2 tries today which should make you extactic. :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.11.12 22:10:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The way we are playing I think having 15 forwards starting would be better. What’s the need for a backline if its also used as battering rams??? Its really funny how HM always says before a match that he’s always happy with one point wins because they give him one more win then after the match says the exact opposite.contradictions maybe?

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.11.12 23:52:34 by HORSEFLY Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : For me the tackling stat goes hand in hand with the fact that we kick too much possesion away. At one stage the stat fro tackles was 64 to Scotland and 120 to SA. If we tackle that much, it means we have no possession. I dont know if I agree with your comment there.

    But – help me right if I interpreted it wrongly! ;-)

    Lambie looked like a mini-Morne out there. THAT is not Lambie”s natural game, I am sorry, and I see all over he was getting bad ratings. Hardly his fault if you ask me, lets just hope HM is not killing him, by letting him play under instructions now.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.11.12 08:55:12 by Ice Reply
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  • I said this last week and I;ll say it again, I am hoping all Sharks players get dropped from the National team, there is no doubt in my mind that any natural talent and skills they have is being coached out of them as they are forced into a rediculous kick and chase style of play.

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.11.12 09:31:26 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I have never seen Lambie kick so many up and unders – never !! It is obvious that he is not allowed to play his (own) natural game – what a shame ! If only he could play the type of rugby he plays at the Sharks …..

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.11.12 21:36:54 by swan Reply

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  • @swan (Comment 44) : Here`s a scary thought . . . What if he brings that kicking game back with him to the Sharks? :shock:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.11.12 07:57:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 42) : forget that it is alleged that lambie was playing to instruction, his kicking out of hand was wayward…he was nowhere.

    it is funny though because in the last 2 games of currie cup vs griquas & lions, lambie did NOTHING but kick, kick & kick & everyone said he had showed meyer his kicking chops, now all this wailing… :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.11.12 08:00:01 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 46) : As far as I can remember, the potential Bok players and Bok players are given instruction on what they need to work on to be considered for the Boks.

    It has been stated on numerous occasions that HM wants Lambie to work on his kicking game.

    Lambie is chief reason why a unified contracting system for rugby in SA will end up destroying whatever talent we have.

    We need a coach with the ability to marry the different styles of rugby played by the franchises into a unified style, and not try to change all our franchises to play HM’s brand of bland rugby.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.11.12 08:10:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 46) : This is my take on his kicking:

    - his up and unders (except one) were well placed such that the chasers could actually compete
    - some kicks went straight to the Scots, but I did see one or two well places kicks, such as the kick where the Boks forced a scrum after catching the fullback in pocession
    - I recall a cross field kick being caught by JP
    - the distance on his line clearing kicks not far enough
    - one charge down (immediately after Pienaar was charged down)

    So all in all a mixed bag = not great but not atrocious either. I would say the biggest issue was the distance on his line kicks.

    This does not mean that I agree with the Bok tactics

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.11.12 08:40:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Has anybody ever seen Lambie take the ball so deep in the pocket before? Something changed from last week.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.11.12 09:00:11 by Amateur Reply

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  • Very unimpressed with Pienaar’s service and Lambie’s uncanny impersonation of Morne Steyn. I do however hope that Meyer persists with the Pienaar/Lambie combo for the England game and that the two of them work their behinds off in practice this week. CJ van der Linde should be replaced with Pat Cilliers for the last game.

    On the positive side, we won, the majority of our forwards were impressive and bar Scotland scoring from their lineout our defence was impressive. Our loose-trio balance also seems to be about right.

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.11.12 09:53:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Anyone noticed even Lambi’s tackling style changed. He use to tackle low and now it’s more an upright tackle ?

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.11.12 10:00:01 by juba_fan Reply

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  • @juba_fan (Comment 51) : Probably to prevent offloads.

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.11.12 10:35:59 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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