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Pollard at 10 as Junior Boks rotate


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 13 Jun 2013 at 09:17
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SA under 20 coach Dawie Theron, needing only a single point from today’s Junior World Championship game against host nation France, has opted to freshen up his team by making some rotational changes.

The IRB rules for the competition stipulate that each player in the traveling squad must be afforded game-time during the tournament and with Theron having used a settled first team against both the USA and England, this match represents the last opportunity to have a look at some of the others before the semi-finals.

It’s primarily among the backline where the changes have come; Sharks scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer has had a nasty dental appointment this week and will get to sit this game out, with his partner, flyhalf Rob du Preez, playing off the bench. Hanco Venter starts his first game at scrumhalf in Ungerer’s place. Handre Pollard will operate at flyhalf, with Bulls team mates Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Dries Swanepoel operating in the centres. Swanepoel replaces the injured Justin Geduld, while Janse van Rensburg makes his first appearance of the campaign in the inside centre jersey worn by Pollard in the opening games.

Some might argue that it’s up-front where change is most needed, given the Boks’ lack of effectiveness in both the scrums and at the breakdown against England; Theron has seen fit to address the former by replacing both props. Sharks boy Marne Coetzee is in for Luan de Bruin at tighthead, with Sti Sithole, late of Westville Boys High but now with WP, replacing Andrew Beerwinkel at loose. The second and third rows, however, remain unchanged.

Changes on the bench see Lions scrumhalf Percy Williams and Bulls prop Devon Martinus appear in a match 23 for the first time.

South Africa Under 20: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Hanco Venter, 8 Ruan Steenkamp, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marné Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Beerwinkel, 17 Mike Willemse, 18 Jannes Kirsten, 19 Aidon Davis, 20 Percy Williams, 21 Robert du Preez, 22 Jesse Kriel, 23 Devon Martinus.



83 Comments

  • this team should demolish the french :twisted: by at least 15

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.06.13 09:27:19 by sharks4eve2013 Reply
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  • Rob who is better Venter or Ungerer?

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.06.13 09:47:17 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 2) : Reinach :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.06.13 09:50:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 2) : interesting question. I must say, I started out as a big Venter fan (along with the powers that be, it seems – he played Vodacom Cup even before under 19) but am starting to warm to Ungerer more.

    Maybe it’s just that Stefan has been given more opportunities by Dawie…. I don’t think that Hanco has been good so far this JWC. Let’s see how he does as a starter, though.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.06.13 09:51:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Positive changes…pollard at 10 and van rensberg at 12 will make a big difference. The backline has good balance between attack and defence now…France have no chance now.

    Pollard at 12 and Geduld at 13 was not great for defence…so i’m really happy we have a center combo that can now attack and defend. Baby Boks have not defended well enough in this tournament ,but it will be much better tonight.

    Also happy to see Sithole playing…he’s better than Beerwinkel.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.06.13 10:42:11 by JJR Reply
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  • Jesse Kriel as a future shark, that will blow my hair back ; )

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.06.13 10:43:46 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 5) : so we could drop Pollard? I don’t get why this oke suddenly gets Rob’s spot, after playing shit the previous two games.

    Anyway, Rob will be back for the knock-out, I’m sure

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.06.13 10:46:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 6) : that ship sailed when he was still about 15, boet.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.06.13 10:46:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pollard has been disappointing, maybe a positional switch is to blame? Imo Du Preez has been marginally better. Tonight will be a truer reflection of their abilities.

    @robdylan (Comment 4) : Stefan has been awesome ,the accuracy of his pass needs work ,otherwise he is a very promising prospect. Now we just need Kriel back :lol: who I think may outshine Kolbe in a year or twos time.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.06.13 10:46:41 by Talent Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 6) : Thats the most sense you’ve ever made ;-)

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.06.13 10:47:26 by Talent Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 5) : Agreed re Beerwinkle and Sithole .Beerwinkles technique is nonexistent

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.06.13 10:48:33 by Talent Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Venter is the fast classic scrummie that gives quick service; whereas Ungerer is a bit like Hougaard in that he likes to test the defence around the fringes and he is a big physical scrummie.

    Nice to have the option to play 2 different types of scrummies.

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.06.13 10:48:36 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 5) : actually, the midfield only started to look really porous when Swanepoel came on for Geduld. I reckon Geduld and Rob were doing a lot of covering for Polalrd, who is frankly shocking on defence.

    But wait…. he’s a FUTURE BOK, so it doesn’t matter if he misses tackles. He has X-FACTOR so it doesn’t matter if he can’t kick for shit. And he’s WORLD CLASS so if he fails in one position, that’s ok, just pick him in another.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.06.13 10:57:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 9) : Kriel’s got a ways to go before he outshines Kolbe. That kid is amazing. But he’s little, so SA Rugby will, I’m sure, chew him up and spit him out soon.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.06.13 10:58:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Love it!

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.06.13 11:06:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : He’s big and (by implication) strong, so he must be good :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.06.13 11:15:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : When swannie came on that’s when England got their first real possession…the main problem was Pollard at 12. Obviously he’s kak there, he’s a 10 not a 12. He was key last year at 10, he deserves to get a run at 10; if he stuffs up, Rob will be back there next game. It is coming knockout time; so Pollard was always gonna get a run at 10 before the knockouts.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.06.13 11:27:33 by JJR Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : jou gat my skat :D haha

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.06.13 11:40:47 by Uli Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : you think it’s possible that I might be a little passionate about this point? :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.06.13 11:45:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Sounds similar to a oke playing for the Sharks….

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.06.13 11:48:06 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 20) : ha ha ha…. you mean Reinach? Or Lambie? :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.06.13 11:54:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Ek maggie sê nie … anders attack almal my weer…lol jy weet wie…. ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.06.13 12:03:40 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 22) : ja, ek doen nogal.

    Your opinion counts far more than other peoples’ though…. :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.06.13 12:49:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • u20 jwc side missing some size at no13..??????

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.06.13 13:08:18 by sharksupport Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : I must agree, Cheslin Kolbe is an amazing player, he’s not only a gamebreaker with magical feet, he’s also a very intelligent player with great technique, his awareness and vision make him a great playmaker as well. Jesse on the other hand is a great attacking fullback, but he’s not as complete a package as Kolbe

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.06.13 14:03:54 by Ludz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : I must agree, was a bit worried about Geduld defensively, turns out Dries is the worse of the 2, Dries and Pollard were poor

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.06.13 14:21:19 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 26) : Shhhh…. they’re world class, remember? All the Bulls are.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.06.13 14:37:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : well said rob they going to be legends :twisted:

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.06.13 14:49:41 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Pollard, who I believe has potential as a 10 IF he works hard on his game is, in my opinion, another in a long list of overhyped youngsters who are promoted by their PR machines and supporters as world beaters based on their performances as schoolboys – often as members of teams that are so dominant that they are rarely put under pressure.

    Some, albeit very few, turn out to be the “real deal” but the vast majority fall by the wayside in the harsher environment of professional rugby where small deficiencies in one’s game are exposed and mercilessly exploited if they are not worked hard on and resolved. Examples such as;

    the scrummie who gets away with taking that extra step as a schoolboy behind a dominant pack, or,

    the 120kg front row whose size makes him effective at U18 level notwithstanding his poor technique,

    and of course, the player who can’t tackle.

    The U20 World Cup is an even harsher examination and exposes another reality that we tend to ignore or gloss over – that of the poor skills development levels of some of our young “stars” compared to some of the competition.

    Finally, add in the flawed selection process, influenced by nepotism and provincial bias, and you have, despite our perception of the strength of our schoolboy rugby structures, some of the reasons that we, notwithstanding our victory at home last year, have woefully underperformed in this competition.

    Good examples of provincial bias and nepotism are in 2009 when Pat Lambie, who had been the SA Schools fullback in 2007 and 2008, and was playing well for the Sharks U21 side, was ignored by the U20 selectors. Two years later in 2011 the same bunch wanted to select two Grey matric schoolboys who had yet to play at Craven Week – fortunately sanity prevailed and the school put a stop to it.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.06.13 15:06:31 by steve Reply

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  • @steve (Comment 29) : I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there. And once again, when a player that does seem to have well-developed skills, such as Kolbe, comes along, we can’t wait to replace him with a hype-player such as Jesse Kriel.

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.06.13 15:08:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Sometimes the hype turns out to be warranted but only time establishes that. In Kolbe’s case I think our obsession with size will be his undoing.

    I’ve often wondered how some of the better, but certainly not biggest, midfielders of recent times – Brian O’Driscoll, Matt Giteau or even Conrad Smith would have developed in SA.

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.06.13 15:29:29 by steve Reply

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  • @steve (Comment 31) : I think it’s quite simple…. they wouldn’t have

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.06.13 15:30:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Don’t you think all these players (not just the junior Sharks) deserve our support. This is not a provincial tournament, so it shouldn’t matter who they play for.

    @steve (Comment 29) : I agree we, as SA rugby supporters, are very quick to hype up a player at the first sign of any potential. On the other hand we are also very quick to crucify a player after one or two poor performances, as evidenced by the comments on this thread.

    Pollard was good in last year’s Junior World Champs as well as in the Varsity Cup. Now after one poor performance he is all of a sudden a poor player.

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.06.13 15:48:55 by 13 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Hype player such as Kriel? Why is he hyped? On what basis? He is a good player and its a tragedy that the union failed to get his signature.

    I agree about the size issue ,however.

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.06.13 16:03:34 by Talent Reply
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  • Jesse definitely has the talent, you only have to look at Craven Week last year to see that

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.06.13 17:13:17 by Ludz Reply

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  • We are lucky to be ahead at half time. If we play like this we won’t win this match or even stand a chance of winning the tournament.

    Hopefully Dawie gives them a serious talking to during the break.

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.06.13 21:31:32 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • :twisted: Pollard is playing sub-sub standard rugby and the no9 is also way off the tempo! I am worried if this is the standard of our bokkies. This shall be a true test of Brendan’s ability to see the obstacles and correct the game plan for the second half.
    But Du Preez must replace Pollard soon. :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.06.13 21:38:52 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Also Pollard may be young and inexperienced, but he’s still a professional fly half and I honestly reckon I could have done better place kicking than him this tournament ;-)

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.06.13 21:39:36 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • We were hanging onto that by the edge of our teeth. Took some brilliance by Kolbe to secure it. Much improvement is needed if we want to retain our title!

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.06.13 22:31:19 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • Cheslin Kolbe, what a class act

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.06.13 22:31:47 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 40) : Awesome player ,well and truly stuffing saffex theories up

    Mauling ,defending mauls ,rucks and breakdowns all poor but the most concerning was our tackling

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.06.13 22:35:13 by Talent Reply
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  • Pollard played like kak ,doesn’t pass the ball and kicks away possession. Let Koble run the show ,has twice the nouse Pollard has in every aspect of the game except maybe defense :|

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.06.13 22:37:30 by Talent Reply
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  • I demand that Mr Saffex come on here and apologise for saying Cheslin Kolbe didn’t deserve to be there :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.06.13 22:37:30 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 43) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.06.13 22:40:00 by Talent Reply
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  • :twisted: Kolbe is a class player! He saved the bacon of bad shows tonight by Nrs: 4, 9 and 10. Congrats bokkies! :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.06.13 23:47:30 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Hanco was quite poor actually, amazing that Ungerer was the u19 scrumhalf and Hanco was the u21 scrumhalf, now Ungerer looks much better than Hanco at the JWC

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.06.13 23:56:25 by Ludz Reply

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  • YOU KNOW WHAT SCARES ME MOST ABOUT RUGBY BLOGS AND COMMENTARY BY JUST ONE OF THE GUYS/GIRLS, GIVING THEIR OWN OPPINION? THE FACT THAT MOST OF OUR – MOST OUTSPOKEN COMMENTARIES – DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THE HELL THEIR TALKING ABOUT! ESPECIALLY KILLER SHARK AND LUDZ! WHAT THE FU……. ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? LUCKILY (AND I REALLY HOPE NOT) NOT ONE OF YOU IDIOTS ACTUALLY COACH – MIGHT BE AGENTS LOOKING AFTER YOUR AGENDAS – BUT LUCKILY YOU DONT COACH! OH YES AND ROB, HELL OF A OPPOTRUNITY TO PROOF YOURSELF WHEN GETTING 6 MIN AGAINST THE BLIND SCHOOL AND 10 MIN AGAINST A RAMPAND ENGLISH SIDE HEY?

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.06.13 01:28:50 by Drifter Reply

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  • @Drifter (Comment 47) :

    Quite an entrance you made shouting and screaming at the regulars. Now go get back in your box!

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.06.13 07:37:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • very poor game from pollard last night.Robert du Preez is a much better flyhalf and kicker.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.06.13 07:44:17 by pete69 Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 48) : Like
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    Here here

    y’know, all that jazz :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.06.13 08:10:18 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Kolbe is a special player. Not only is he an amazing runner, but his kicking to the corners at the end of the game is just what was needed to win.

    He will be wasted at the Stormers with their defensive game plan.

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.06.13 08:12:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • It’s a very rare occurrence when a South African side is bailed out by its backline. That tight-five of ours is woeful, the scrum and the lineout was an absolute mess.

    Pollard and Venter looked better in the second half. With some half decent training Pollard could actually be trained to pass the ball once he hits a gap (like he’ll ever get that from the bulls :lol: ). Sadly he’s a lone ranger, does everything for himself, by himself.

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.06.13 08:38:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • And the mighty SA scrum gets monstered again.

    If only these Frenchies could finish, and kick, properly they would have walked away with 5 points and us with 0, which is about what we deserved.

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.06.13 08:47:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Drifter (Comment 47) : mate, please. You need to calm down. I know you think someone is “having a go at your boy” but honestly, if you’re going to fly off the handle every time you see criticism on-line, you’re going to stress yourself into an early grave.

    My advice is that if you can’t handle seeing your son/brother/nephew or whatever being criticised, rather stay away from rugby blogs. It will be better for everyone concerned.

    Have a lekker day there.

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.06.13 09:39:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think about the fairest thing we can say about Hanco’s performance last night was that his forwards made it impossible for him to have a good game.

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.06.13 09:41:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : True that

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.06.13 10:00:10 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : Agreed, always difficult to judge a scrumhalf behind a beaten pack.

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.06.13 10:02:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • As a matter of interest, all the games are streamed live by the IRB from their website in really good quality. That’s if you live outside of England, Ireland or France.

    Watched it on my phone in bed in glorious HD last night. :cool:

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.06.13 11:14:04 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 58) : oh is that the secret? Need to be outside the UK?

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.06.13 11:31:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • There is always cricfreetv

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.06.13 12:00:27 by durbsguy Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : JIP

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.06.13 12:17:02 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 60) : Why, if I can watch it on the IRB site without any ads and other crap in much better quality?

    I use sites, like cricfreetv and myp2p.eu, but only when I have no other choice.

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.06.13 12:19:14 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 42) : What Rob Houwing thinks of Pollard:

    “A little closer to the primary heat of battle, though, the team’s brains trust produced a tactical masterstroke in restoring Handre Pollard, a “veteran” architect of last year’s success, to the flyhalf slot from inside centre against France.

    The Blue Bulls prospect put up an inspired all-round performance, including kicking off the tee better than he had earlier in the tournament, but his defensive stoutness, in particular, was invaluable in protecting his hard-pressed channel at times.

    There are shades of Henry Honiball or Peter Grant-like resolve to the way the No 10 willingly puts his body on the line.”

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.06.13 12:28:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 63) : and yet if you pick him away from his favourite position, he can’t be bothered to tackle at all?

    Handre Pollard se moer. Lem always tackled his heart out no matter where the coach asked him to play.

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.06.13 12:34:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : I don’t agree with Houwing!

    Just getting Talent’s BP up. :twisted:

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.06.13 12:51:57 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Drifter (Comment 47) : I’d like to think you’re better than that, obviously an admirer, believe me when I say I like him just as much, but last night he had a poor game. Fair enough his forwards were nowhere to be found, doesn’t change that he had a poor game. Shouting at us won’t change the fact that he had a poor game. I know better than most here that he’s a better player than that. Calm down, he had a poor game, it is what it is, calling us idiots won’t change that.

    I don’t coach by the way, but I know enough about the game to comment on a player’s performance.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.06.13 13:08:30 by Ludz Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 65) : good plan :)

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.06.13 13:11:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 66) : amen to that, Ludz. Your right to comment on junior rugby in particular needs no defending.

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.06.13 13:12:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : Ja, thought I’d do something constructive on a Friday afternoon, for a change. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.06.13 13:36:59 by rhineshark Reply
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  • The No1 that played for the baby bokke yesterday is most definately the most useless prop i have every seen…
    He was poor at scrum, less than average at ruck and worst of all every single time he took the ball into contact he knocked on (I guess about 4/5 times)…we were well on attack a few times when he lost the possession…

    I seriously hope he does not even get another 5 minutes in this tournament…..

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.06.13 13:46:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Pollard is a talent….a good big guy is always a plus in rugby…but he needs to work on his hands…kicking was better though….

    I am not a fan of Robert Du Preez…so Pollard needs to get his head in the game and get better at handling the ball….

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.06.13 13:52:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Kolbe, Obi and Senatla…great back 3…love watching them play (although Senatla was quiet yesterday)….

    Kolbe was by far the highlight of the game yesterday….

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.06.13 13:54:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • And we need to work on our line-outs…we lost (or threw away) 2/3 very attacking line-outs…
    You cannot have 3 players over 2 meters in your side and suck at lineouts that much…
    Actually our entire tight 5 needs to jack up if we hope to win this one…

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.06.13 13:59:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 72) : Senatla never saw the ball. Hope we get Geduld back soon. Without him our midfield is brittle.

    Having said that, the midfield is a veritable bastion of defense, compared to the ruck fringes.

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.06.13 13:59:58 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 71) : Robert du Preez, on the other hand, thinks you’re great.

    Or rather, he would if he’d ever heard of you!

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.06.13 14:03:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : :lol:

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 74) :

    Our centres put in some big hits yesterday…
    Heard a lot of the French no 15…but he was tackled back a number of times yesterday…

  • Comment 77, posted at 14.06.13 14:14:17 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) :

    Well then he should get out more…everyone that knows anything knows me? ;-)
    He-he

  • Comment 78, posted at 14.06.13 14:15:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 77) : If the Frenchies had more intelligence on attack we would have been in deep shit. I lost count how many times they had massive overlaps and still bashed it up straight into our inside tacklers.

    I am an expert at noting these things, having watched the Sharks all year. :roll:

  • Comment 79, posted at 14.06.13 14:22:59 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 70) : KZN boy, Sti Sithole, educated at Westville, though at WP now, he’s okay at the scrums, tried hard, but nothing he did went right. Hands let him down. The 1 prop who was in turbo reverse was that big thing who came on for Marne. For such a big guy he’s useless

    @robdylan (Comment 68) : thanks Rob, I’d like to think my knowledge of South African junior rugby is pretty good. I don’t follow it for nothing after all :)

  • Comment 80, posted at 14.06.13 14:25:36 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 78) : yes mate, whatever you say.

  • Comment 81, posted at 14.06.13 14:44:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think Mike Willemse is about the only decent tight forward we have in that Baby Bok squad

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.06.13 14:49:56 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 82) : tough call, but I’m battling to disagree…

  • Comment 83, posted at 14.06.13 14:55:13 by robdylan Reply
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