Pat Lambie was selected to start his third test on this tour at flyhalf and according to reports has been given the instruction to play his natural attacking game, contrary to the style has been playing in the first two victories this tour so far.
Coach Heyneke Meyer has told the Beeld that had a chat with Lambie and that he told the young flyhalf to play his natural game and get his backline going.
Lambie had played in the first two tests against Ireland and Scotland, in both matches playing a deep kicking game, where his backline got very little ball and if it did go past him, play was behind the advantage line.
Meyer’s instruction comes two days before the Boks face their toughest task on this tour, and an indication that Meyer knows that they will lose against England if they continue playing the defensive kicking game.
For the conspiracy theorist, this may be Meyer’s plan of setting Lambie up for disaster and a way of getting Lambie out of the picture. IF Lambie has a blinder though, he might cement his spot in the Bok 10 jersey for a while still.Tweet