Richard Ferguson

Bok flyhalf troubles


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, Super Rugby on 15 Apr 2014 at 10:01
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The Springboks kick off their first match of the year in exactly two months, against Wales, and although many would feel it is too soon to speculate the team, the Super Rugby season to date is making the list of suitable candidates shorter by the week.

Currently, the proposed Springbok team would take the field without any second rowers and with no flyhalf either, thanks to injuries to most of the recognised locks and flyhalves in the country. Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit are both currently out for indefinite periods, with the likelihood of Victor Matfield once again wearing the Green and Gold becoming more and more a reality.

At this stage though, I would like to concentrate on the ten jersey.

A jersey which has been the subject of debate for what feels like eternity. A jersey worn by Morne Steyn with great aplomb but with youngsters constantly getting closer to taking it away from him. A jersey that may well be worn by a debutant in two months time, thanks to current injuries.

Let us look at those who have worn the jersey before. Morne Steyn, currently playing in France, is rumoured to be having a dip of form lately, struggling to make the starting team for Stade Francais. Pat Lambie is injured, and looks set to miss the June Internationals and perhaps even the Rugby Championship starting later in the year. Johan Goosen, finally back in the Cheetahs team after horrific injuries, once again left the field after 5 minutes of play this weekend, looking concussed. He just does not seem to have the body to back up the great talent he has.

One that we might forget about is Elton Jantjies, although only wearing the Bok jersey twice, could have added to that tally had he been in the form that we know he is capable of. The truth though is that he is being outplayed, and benched, by Marnitz Boshoff.

In the words of Barry Roux, ‘I put it to you’ to select a Bok flyhalf from those selected before to face Wales.

The option is always there to take the opportunity to play an untested fyhalf and give him a shot at proving his worth. The big question though is… Who?

News24.com ran a story this morning stating Sias Ebersohn is the form South African flyhalf in the Super Rugby competition to date, and correctly so. He has been in fine form for the Australian outfit, playing a key role in their record breaking five match win streak. But is he the person to turn to? Again we are faced with the debate around whether to play overseas based players…

Locally, there is not much to write home about other than Jacques-Louis Potgieter. He is the most experienced of the current un-injured flyhalves, having been at almost every South African franchise as well as plying his trade in France.

There is plenty more that can be said about who to play and which player should be given a shot, and whether we even look to a player like Frans Steyn to fill the gap until our other flyhalves return, the point remains: Heyneke Meyer must be losing his hair at the rate of knots.



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  • Steyn having a dip of form, or the flaws of his game being revealed in a rugby structure that is not just kick kick kick…..

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.04.14 10:07:39 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I expect to see Frans at flyhalf for the boks.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.04.14 10:08:43 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : what Seth said

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.04.14 10:11:48 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 2) : what Seth said

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.04.14 10:12:13 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • you okes will laugh me off the site, but I’d actually be all right with JLP doing a holding job at 10 for the Boks this year.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.04.14 10:15:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 3) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : I burst out laughing, everyone in my lecture turned and looked at me :/

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.04.14 10:17:55 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : what lecture is it?

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.04.14 10:19:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : With HM’s love for all things in Bull Camo color it may just happen.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.04.14 10:20:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • My choices (if Steyn is completely out of contention): JLP, Marnitz Boshoff, Willie le Roux (as backup).

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.04.14 10:26:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Rob you feeling ok today?!?!?! I’d rather see Boshoff in the Bok 10 jersey, I do however think HM will pick a Steyn at 10.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.04.14 10:27:01 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 10) : I think JLP has a far more complete skill set than Boshoff

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.04.14 10:29:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Event planning and co-ordination. Im studying Events Management…. Only because I needed time to decide what I actually want to do lol. So doing this one year course.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.04.14 10:29:29 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : @JD (Comment 10) : JLP is a natural fit for Meyer’s gameplan which means little disruption in team dynamics. He also offers more adventurous play compared to Morne Steyn.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.04.14 10:31:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Marnitz all day every day.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.04.14 10:31:30 by John Galt Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : @vanmartin (Comment 13) : don’t see JLP as a Bok 10, yes he’s ok but really not up to international standards. Would prefer Frans at 10 for Bokke before I play JLP.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.04.14 10:36:27 by JD Reply
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  • Six months ago there would have been calls for Demetri Catrakilis to get the call.

    Same thing now with Marnitz Boshoff.

    A player needs a few good seasons before he can suddenly be the miracle man…

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.04.14 10:41:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 15) : Frans is a pretty decent 10 and it’s a nice solution to our headache of selecting both him and our Bok captain into the same starting side without sacrificing a specialist at 13 but personally I’d prefer a specialist at 10. We’ll only know if JLP is up to the task if we try him out there. He’s doing a great job for the Bulls this year and let’s be honest, it’s pretty much their game-plan being employed at the Boks.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.04.14 10:43:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 14) : Not convinced by marnitz at all every time he have been put under pressure he has a not so good game

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.04.14 10:44:21 by BR Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : I agree completely and the only (fit) SA flyhalf we have at our disposal with anything close to resembling a few good seasons is JLP.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.04.14 10:46:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • yeah sorry – there’s far too much of a “flavour of the week” feeling to all the clamour around Boshoff.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.04.14 10:53:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :
    Nah – he has the goods. I said that at the beginning of the season already. I agree that he lacks a few arrows in the quiver, but Meyer primarily seeks a reliable kicker who can also play territory – and he fits that bill.

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.04.14 10:59:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    If Boshoff was at the Bulls (still), the general feeling would have been that he plays kick, kick, kick rugby and is negative towards running the ball..

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.04.14 10:59:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 21) :

    Then Peter Grant can do the job as well… and so can JLP?

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.04.14 11:00:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hyneke Meyer will probably go the tried and tested Morne Steyn, Frans Steyn, JDV at 10,12,13….but dont be surprised to see Goosen there instead of Morne. Wales are a very good side so he may have thought of testing someone but does he have the balls to gamble in a home game that he is expected to win

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.04.14 11:05:13 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 21) : I think he may have the goods, but I’m with Richard on this. Let’s see him get through two seasons of Super Rugby and maintain his current standards before we start touting him as a test player.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.04.14 11:06:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : that thinking might just have saved Johan Goosen.

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.04.14 11:07:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Still think we’re talking about a problem that HM does not know he has, he will play MS no matter what.

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.04.14 11:09:04 by JD Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) :
    Grant’s kicking % versus Boshoff? Same for JLP – not as good. Also, he is a better tactical kicker.

    I am not saying that he is the next Dan Carter, but given the way the Boks play, he is the best of the rest

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.04.14 11:09:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : Peter Grant is always lambasted by Stormers fans for his pop-gun boot that cannot kick his team out of trouble when in their 22.

    I think unless Morne is injured, HM will stick with him.

    It will be more interesting how he fits Frans Steyn into his team though. Will he move JDV to 13 with Frans at 12, or Frans at 15 (but then what to do with his main attacking weapon in Willie?)

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.04.14 11:12:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : my problem with Goosen is that you never know if he will finish a game he starts. For him to be a Bok 10 he needs to go for at least a year of rehab without being forced to play games.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.04.14 11:15:03 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 27) : I tend to agree

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.04.14 11:16:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I was thinking about this the other day and JLP was my choice then, however if Steyn gets more time at 10 and shows (good) consistancy I think he will have a good chance of getting the spot.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.04.14 11:18:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • With the kind of javeline rugby the boks play, I wouldn’t hesitate to play Frans Steyn at flyhalf against Wales. He’s a better defender, he kicks farther, his goalkicking and tactical kicking has improved this season. Plus we get to have him, JdV, JF and Free Willie on the pitch….

    I’d also start with Marcel Coetzee, Willem Alberts and Vermuelen in the back-row, with anyone of Kanko, Schalk or Kolisi on the bench. We know what Louw can do in a bok jersey, so it’s time for the new and improved Marcel to get an extended run, just in case Louw breaks down in the RC.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.04.14 11:18:39 by Mpandla Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 21) : just funny al the games he struggled was against teams known for putting pressure on the halfbacks and he crumbled.

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.04.14 11:21:37 by BR Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 28) :

    JLP’s kicking must be in the same range as that of Boshoff.

    I hear you Fish, he may be the best of the rest, but is he good enough to take on Wales?

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.04.14 11:22:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn and Goosen it will be, with Boshoff as the 3rd.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.04.14 11:26:23 by Talent Reply
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  • Not a fan of Boshoff (It’s not that I dislike him either), he really hasn’t proven anything other than drop goals, place kicking and line kicks.

    …looking at the above, it would probably make him a natural fit for HM. :roll:

    Test rugby is not Lions-punch-above-your-weight rugby….there’s an actual expectation that come with that Bok jersey, which translates into pressure pressure pressure.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.04.14 11:35:06 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : JLP would be the guy I’d go to too. One thing I’ve noticed is he’s a very communicator and whoever is scrummie always knows where he is.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.04.14 11:47:53 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 38) :

    That leads nicely to the next question:

    Who should be the man playing inside the flyhalf?

    Is Fourie du Preez really a viable option? Should Ruan Pienaar be the first choice seeing as he is overseas? If a local player should be called upon, who would it be?

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.04.14 11:51:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 39) : personally I’d go with Pienaar as first choice. The guy is just awesome for ulster. I’ve always suspected that the reason he has not shone for the boks is to do with communication. Too often he is looking around for a fly half who is no where to be seen, or worse that fly half is standing still so he has to take a few steps to get the 10 to start moving forward. Fourie and M Steyn have played together so long they don’t need that.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.04.14 11:58:12 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 38) : to back this up somewhat. Look at the massive difference in hougaards performance when JLP took over at 10.

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 39) : Ugh, why ruin a perfectly decent day with a question like that? :sad:

    Fourie du Preez is sadly still miles ahead of anyone else in my opinion. I have serious doubts about Pienaar’s suitability to international rugby, same goes for Hougaard. Faf looks promising but the guy is so green. See so little of Piet van Zyl I’m not sure how impressive he is these days.

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.04.14 12:33:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Guys, just a question that I’m throwing out there, remember a while back, Jano Vermaak was on the brink of signing for us, I still rate him as a good 9, saw a couple of games of him currently and he is still very good, would have been a very decent 9 for us now with Charl leaving – don’t you think he will be o good thing for the boks also, as for Flyhalf I think Victor Matfield should be okay there if you go and check he is always somewhere around the flyhalf channel for the current Bulls game plan, so he already knows where he should be standing for which moves :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.04.14 13:01:58 by Henkb Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 43) : being the attacking coach he needs to be there to tell the fly half what to do ;-P

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.04.14 13:07:05 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 42) : van Zyl made a huge mistake to sign for the Bulls. He went from playing rugby for the Cheetahs to sitting on a bench and wathing rugby for the Bulls. I’m sure if he stayed at the Cheetahs he would have been the Bok 9.

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.04.14 13:11:52 by JD Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 43) : Jano Vermaak looked good in his limited Bok appearances but I don’t know if he’s still in Meyer’s plans or not.

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 46) : Jano was great at the Lions but he also made a mistake to go to the Bulls, from playing rugby to watching rugby. Bulls love Fourie and Hougaard and they’ll play no matter what.

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.04.14 13:30:27 by JD Reply
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  • on more to the topic, I would also think that JLP would be the better current choice, at least he has an eye for a gap,and will have a run from time to time, his kicking out of hand is good, as well as place kicking

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.04.14 13:32:08 by Henkb Reply
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  • JLP at 10 and FRANCOIS STEYN at 12!

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.04.14 13:46:19 by [email protected] Reply

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  • Would Jacques Fourie be available for the Boks in the RC?

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.04.14 13:53:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 50) : bigger question is: will he be needed?!?!?!

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.04.14 14:28:41 by JD Reply
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  • I don’t see Sias as a classic overseas player. He’s at least playing in Superrugby. I think he should be in the mix. The way he has played this year, I’d rather have him than JLP. More exciting option. For me it’s him or Frans.

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.04.14 14:33:03 by MikeSebMatt Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 51) : HM does give preference to the okes who have been around the block.

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 53) : yes the old faithful with the focus on old. Think he should be looking for new young exciting 13 like Jordaan, S’bu or JJ for next world cup.

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.04.14 15:23:01 by JD Reply
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  • @MikeSebMatt (Comment 52) : wonder if Sias will be willing to act as a “stand in” until the “real” Bok 10 is available?!?! I think he may have a plan to play for OZ ?!?!

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.04.14 15:28:51 by JD Reply
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  • I would rather see no overseas based players! We have enough players in South Africa. If an exception has to be made I vote Bakkies.

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.04.14 16:08:22 by soutie Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 55) : I doubt he would turn down a Bok jersey. He’d want to make it his own.

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  • @MikeSebMatt (Comment 52) : Sias had some attitude problems at the Cheetahs as I recall. His reputation in that regard may count against him.

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : So pray do tell, does Goosen have to have a rock for a head?? Concussion can happen to the most physical player. So how does it equate to Goosen not having the body to cope with Super Rugby??
    I grow weary of these nonsensical arguments about Goosen. Lambie is also out injured, does this also apply to him? Goosen has now played 8 rounds of Super Rugby, and now because of concussion that can happen to anyone this drivel gets posted?/

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.04.14 19:22:15 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 59) : Lambie tore a bicep muscle. That’s a hulk-type injury :twisted:

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 59) : how many rounds of Super rugby did Goosen play since making his debut? He always seems to play a couple of games and then gets injured. Don’t think anybody is disputing the fact that he’s talented but he seems to get a of long term season ending injuries.

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.04.14 19:48:17 by JD Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 59) : Lets ignore the fact that he has done little, if not anything, to impress in those 8 rounds. All he is, is a player who had a few good Currie Cup games and was severely over hyped.

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  • @JD (Comment 61) : He played 10 rounds on the trot, got a serious injury, and then HM rushed him back after only two halves of CC rugby, and he got injured again! Sometimes players are unlucky! Duanne Vermeulen had a serious injury almost every year, but he is rocking now. And as far as I know concussion is not a season ending injury, but the mandate is two weeks rest.

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.04.14 19:56:07 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 62) : Ha ha, you are quite a comedian, or just grossly ignorant! He got selected for the boks because of his form in the Super 15, overshadowing every other flyhalf, not just in SA. He has to regain form, as any player who has had a serious injury will have to. Regaining confidence is part of that. Over Hyped bwahahaaa

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 60) : a Hulk in rehab lol :razz:

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.04.14 19:58:49 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 55) : The “real bok 10″ is available, just a two rest for concussion, no major :evil:

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.04.14 19:59:56 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 63) : go read my comment 30. My feeling is that he needs to prove he’s over his injuries. He needs a solid rehab without Naka or HM rushing him back into a team.

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.04.14 20:09:43 by JD Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 63) :
    Meyer really didn’t do the kids any favours – like Mallet with Bobby.

    I don’t know if Goosen will ever be quite robust enough, but he should have been treated better than he was when he was still a teenager.

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.04.14 20:21:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 68) : I think it’s not just Goosen that is rushed back into playing before they’re now where near ready to do it. Pressure on coaches to win games and players earning massive game fees may be huge contributing factors to this.

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.04.14 22:21:28 by JD Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 59) :

    It was a tongue in cheek comment, don’t take life so seriously…

    You can defend the guy all you like, he is very injury prone. I think he is amazingly talented, we are just waiting for him to play a full season. Hopefully this year is his year, but he will need to show some of the form we saw from him two years ago, before there can be talk of him taking the Bok jersey.

    Would you seriously select him as the Bok 10 against Wales based on the season he has had to date?

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.04.14 07:49:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 70) : Rich id rather than Goosen than Morne Steyn to be honest. Ann if Frans Steyn plays next to him at least Goosen will pass him the ball or else he will get slapped! haha As for scrumhalf…id like to see a local guy picked…but not many putting up their hands

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.04.14 08:59:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Damnit, Deysel has just signed for a Japanese club :sad:

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.04.14 09:06:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 70) : the sad thing is, he probably would.

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : Who, in top form is the better 12??

    I genuinely feel Jean de Villiers last year was better than Steyn has ever played at 12!!

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.04.14 09:41:30 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 42) : Huge Pienaar fan, but not doubting he has disappointed at test level.

    The other scrummy who has been consistently good is Vermaak. He is a prime example of being a great player, playing for a smaller team and thus not getting a look in. Hougaard made his debut for the Boks even though he wasnt playing 9 at the time – or for some time for that matter!!

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 75) : With you on Vermaak, I’m just afraid he won’t get another look in because Meyer may not want to select too many foreign players. Wish the Sharks could lure him in with McLeod leaving.

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  • @JD (Comment 30) : My problem with Goosen is not even with his injuries…

    What has the man really done to substantiate the claim that he is exceptionally talented??? He has had a few good individual performances, but not on a consistent level and not under pressure…so I see nothing there as of yet.

    Lambie delivered under pressure at a young age which is why we rate him so highly!!

    I believe Boshoff has the skillset, running game to go along with his excellent kicking, but is a serious greenhorn..if he dominates more games towards the end of the season then perhaps a call up

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.04.14 09:54:44 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 71) :

    I think my opinion regarding Morne Steyn is well known.

    He has taken a lot of flack for playing as he is told, and criticising him after playing to plan, I feel is a bit unfair.

    I cannot say with any conviction what form Morne is in, but we have seen dips in form from him in the past, and he always seems to sort it out.

    He should be the default starter in the June tests, and if he really fails, then look towards a plan B – whether it is Goosen or whoever is fit at that stage…

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.04.14 10:10:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 78) : He has been average in the French leagues from what I have seen of him. The French press doesn’t give him many glowing reports other than for his place kicking.

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.04.14 10:25:45 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 79) : So it means in HM’s plan he fits perfectly.

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.04.14 10:30:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 77) : My point exactly he is a ok SuperRugby flyhalf, who can have a decent game, but nothing mote then that. He is not the second coming, and his consistence both in play and injury is just not good enough to be a bok flyhalf.

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.04.14 10:34:05 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : I have never been his biggest fan and I was (still am) very disappointed he came ti Stade Francais. With him at flyhalf the Stade backline has never seemed so stagnant. So I guess yes, he will fit in with HM’s plans.

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.04.14 10:37:39 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 78) : Yeh look at lot of his play has been a directive from the coaching staff so we do have to keep that in mind. Having watched a few of his games he has struggled in france as the defense is in your face and with him not playing flat it has cost his outside backs. One guy who has been good in france though is Meyer Bosman. Still one of the most underrated guys i feel. Yes he had 1 or 2 bad games…but geez if we judged every player like that we would have nobody. Of more concern is the lack of a number 1 scrumhalf

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.04.14 11:29:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 83) : Is Bosman playing 12 or 10 that side? He always looked more impressive at 10 in my opinion.

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.04.14 11:43:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 76) : Yes I dont expect him to be selected but I hope he will

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.04.14 12:17:36 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 78) : I disagree…this business of a player being the type of player the coach looks for only counts if the player is competent in all facets, and his strengths are those that the coach favours. BUT he needs to be competent in all facets of play. Morne fails in all but goalkicking and line kicking..in my opinion

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.04.14 12:23:49 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 84) : He is at 12 but pops up at first receiver quite often. He takes the ball flat and has a very good long pass. And his defense in france has been very good in the games i watched.

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.04.14 12:31:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • If Boshoff continues with his kicking form and keeps his kicking percentage above 90% by the end of the season, he will get the Bok nr. 10, I guarantee it.

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.04.14 17:13:27 by Quintin Reply

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