Richard Ferguson

Rugby Champs 2016: All Blacks vs Boks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 8 Oct 2016 at 13:00
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The Springboks face the All Blacks in their last game of the Championship in Durban, with the All Balcks already crowned champions and the Boks fighting it out for second spot.

Faf de Klerk and Damian de Allende come back into the team with another chance to prove their worth before the End of year Tour comes around. The same can be said for many other players in the match 23 actually.

Let’s hope the Boks learnt a thing or two from the match against the Wallabies last weekend and play with similar gutso to make this an enjoyable match to watch,

South Africa:15 Pat Lambie, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Jaco Kriel, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Willie le Roux

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 George Moala



72 Comments

  • I use to despise the All Blacks to go beyond that 17 game winning streak. But man oh man.. There is no better team that deseve to hold that record. But can we upset the apple card. Should we? Do we deserve to. Will we be able to achieve the 17 win streak again. I dont believe we will. Sadly but realistically we havent got close to itfor years. But all that said. No Bok team should ever be happy to loose any game. And it would be the best game in over 10 years to win today. So do it Bokke. Do it for all of us. Let Nike be our sponsor today.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.10.16 13:08:24 by ebenp Reply
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  • @ebenp (Comment 1) : think Bokke going to win by 5!

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.10.16 14:30:33 by JD Reply
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  • On paper I see no real reason why this team can’t give the allblacks a good run. But that’s on paper which is different than grass. I still think another coach would have produced more with these resources by now.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.10.16 15:30:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Morne having a bit of a mare sofar

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.10.16 17:28:06 by byron Reply

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  • 6-0 to boks

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.10.16 17:32:32 by byron Reply

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  • Try to abs … around 3 knockons left by ref ..

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.10.16 17:36:12 by byron Reply

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  • Knoxkon and double movement surely

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.10.16 17:47:55 by byron Reply

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  • A wtf french moment … try awarded

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.10.16 17:49:00 by byron Reply

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  • 2 knockons in 2 moves missed

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.10.16 17:49:33 by byron Reply

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  • How many tines must a maul be stopped before this ref will call it

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.10.16 17:56:13 by byron Reply

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  • Again … why such a hard desision by the refs … that was obvious

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.10.16 17:59:34 by byron Reply

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  • Penalty finaly awarded against abs … halftime

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.10.16 18:00:13 by byron Reply

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  • 12 – 9 to abs
    Too many missed tackles by boks

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.10.16 18:01:35 by byron Reply

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  • Seems very little people care for the game

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.10.16 18:33:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) : It’s very hard when the all blacks are this dominating coupled with extremely interesting officiating

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.10.16 18:37:02 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Hopefully now we can please pick players on merit and get a coaching staff that can coach……….They tried using a “transformation” coaching team. It failed

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.10.16 18:50:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Time for a new springbok coach
    I hear PieterDeVilliers is looking for a coaching job 43-15

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.10.16 18:52:01 by byron Reply

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  • Sies :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.10.16 18:52:53 by JarsonX Reply
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  • This transformation team has failed this is just a disgrace, surely even the Sharks would’ve put up a better fight than this useless bunch. Choose new players that still have pride in the Jersey, get coaches that now how to get a team spirit

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.10.16 18:56:26 by jdolivier Reply

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  • 15 individuals will never beat a team of 15

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.10.16 18:57:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • The good part…well, what I could find…Whiteley tackled more than the whole NZ team did on his own…Albert’s had a good outing…even De Allendale up until 60m gone was having his best game….but then it all went to crap…I got nothing else…I was so proud and emotional during the anthem and then pumped watching the haka…the first 30 were all passion…and I was getting behind the boys…and don’t then it sucked….and did I was getting angrier and angrier as the fame unfolded and the humiliated by the end…I feel like I have been defiled!

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.10.16 19:14:38 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • So clearly Supersport read this blog and read what I said

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.10.16 19:26:06 by benji Reply
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  • Sheldon style means everything

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.10.16 19:31:03 by benji Reply
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  • How is Garces not reffing schoolboy rugby in India? TMO and ARs equally bad, Coetzee must now go…total failure to achieve any of the goals for which he was hired…the lions players are not the saviors of saffa rugby, as I’m fond of saying. It’s difficult not to indulge in Schadenfraude when the kiwis strut around so arrogantly whilst insisting that they are humble.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.10.16 19:35:02 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • The haka for me has about as much moral worth as an ISIS ritual

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.10.16 19:36:27 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 19) : Hmmmm no :-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.10.16 19:58:33 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Wnt to the game wanting to see good rugby and I wasn’t disappointed, boy that All Black side is something else. Thought the reffing was pretty fair.

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.10.16 20:10:14 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • Wow, the All Blacks are something else…

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.10.16 23:10:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 25) : ???

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.10.16 23:10:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Do we have the ingredients Hansen mentioned (good administration, great coaching, succession planning at player and coaching level, a focus on skills and appropriate conditioning) to fix SA rugby? I just don’t think so

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.10.16 07:51:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Another level altogether! These ones deserve to break the record, they are incredible.

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.10.16 10:02:39 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 30) : Nor do I. For as long as arch-morons with arch-moron mentality remain in charge of SARU, the status quo won’t change.

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.10.16 10:51:05 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Like I said after the Aus game, we won’t beat NZ with drop goals and penalties only, we need to score tries! Maar Morras skop hom oor moenie worry nie!

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.10.16 11:23:41 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 30) : @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 32) : yes the first change has to be a change in rugby culture, this quasi pro quasi nonsense that is Bok rugby does no longer work

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.10.16 12:22:02 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 34) : and Absolutely Clueless in not the coach for this change his comments after the game show he has no idea about the modern game

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.10.16 12:24:12 by benji Reply
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  • I seriously enjoyed yesterdays game,went expecting an absolute hiding from the All Blacks and was not disapointed.
    Was able to appreciate the absolutely wonderful New Zealand team,lead from the front by the extraordinary Read and to a man no player is bigger than the team.They always play the ball to a man in a better position,
    Watching Argentina /Aus last night both those teams are starting to play this way as well.
    We on the other hand are a team of desperate individuals,each one desperate for personal survival.There is so little team in our team.
    And the depressing wet eyed face of Yoda Coetzee sums up this team,a neurotic little man desperate to survive and willing to sacrifice anyone to do it.
    Can’t help thinking how the addition of Bismarck,Frans Steyn and Marcel Coetzee,under the guidance of John Mitchell,would change this team.

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.10.16 12:54:48 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 36) : Is John still available as a coach though? Never expected much from AC so I’m not shocked by our recent results, just annoyed because we all saw it coming, yet we had hope for some reason. NZ thoroughly deserves to break that record, they are on another level. I think with those 3 you mentioned we will at least look a little more intimidating than we are now. Too many things going wrong to single anything out in particular.

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.10.16 13:06:18 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 37) : The culture is wrong Coetzee is in survival mode and he is not strong enough person to be able to weather it,As long as he is there he will be in denial,it will never be his fault,he will always be looking for a scape goat, and that is a slow poison that will permeate every single facet of that team.

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.10.16 13:24:42 by The hound Reply
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  • Where’s Zibbie? I blame this loss squarely on Elton :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.10.16 13:35:17 by Quintin Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 38) : That description would fit many SA coaches. Our structures and philosophy, from schoolboy rugby upwards, haven’t evolved with the game. SA should decide whether rugby is a national treasure or a pro sport, because it’s obvious that Saffas don’t know how to mary the two successfully.

    If the former, then SARU and the government should invest money and brains at all levels and broadly, which will eventually develop better players and coaches, especially with a unified national game philosophy. If they decide it’s pro then leave the professionals to run the game in the way Euro football or US gridiron is managed, as a business, with little interference by government or so-called governing bodies.

    Surely, either of the aforementioned is preferable to the current fuck-up of a system.

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.10.16 14:50:57 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 38) : Agreed, to me he has no mental strength at all. You could notice how stressed he was when speaking at half time by the pace he spoke with, he was rattled already and the score was closer at that stage but he could see that we are being dominated in every aspect of the game. I always like to give coaches and players chances to prove themselves before making a judgement. He’s had his chances, and he screwed it up. He’s already blaming the lack of quality players to choose from instead of admitting his own failures. If he cares about Bok rugby at all, he should resign, and the guys at SARU who opted to appoint him should be held accountable as well as it is clear as daylight that he is way out of his depth. And you can remember these words, people are going to say a change in coach is not going to help and it’s not his fault because he couldn’t select his own coaching team, our players are not good enough etc. I say it would make all the difference we need.

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.10.16 14:59:42 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 33) :

    Did you notice that he once again scored all the points?

    Or that the score line was 0-28 in the 20 minutes he was not on the field?
    At that rate, they could have lost 0-84 if not for Morne Steyn ;)

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.10.16 16:14:23 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 36) :

    You said “no player bigger than the team” and “bring back Frans Steyn” in the same post without even blinking.

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.10.16 16:16:41 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 30) : I cringed when I heard Hansen’s comments about SA Rugby. Sorry mate, that is the kind of thing you say about the US team, new under Mitchell and on an upcurve, to keep the fan base interested in a sport that doesn’t even make the top 10 in the USA. The fact it was appropriate to now say it about SA Rugby just exemplifies the levels we have dropped to. If any international coach had made comments like that anytime in the past, it would have been considered incredibly condescending and I seriously doubt any coach would have even made such a comment. This is in no way a criticism of Hansen’s comments this time, they were spot on and appropriate, it just exhibits how far SA Rugby has fallen, and was actually very sad to read his comments.

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.10.16 16:18:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 37) : Mitchell is coaching the USA team, and they are showing vast improvement, even forcing a draw with an understrength Argentinian team. I firmly believe that if he was offered the SA coaching job, with the right conditions included in the offer, he would drop the USA in a heartbeat, there is only so far he can bring the USA team, maybe a win over a big name in the next RWC like Japan did to us, but nothing more. He believes there is the talent available in SA to be top and would jump at the opportunity to do so, with the right conditions.

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.10.16 16:24:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 39) : Yeah, if Elton had exhibited the skills for the Boks that he exhibited at the Lions, he would first, still be starting 10, and second, the Boks would be undefeated. The fact he refuses to utilize those skills for the Boks is despicable and he should be blamed for every Bok loss. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.10.16 16:28:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • the condition we fond ourselves in relates to many factors, highly nuanced

    Alister seems to want to evolve our game plan, I dont view him as being a bad coach

    theres a definite push to try and pick the fewest overseas based player as possible whilst still have a good balance of youth and experience

    I dont mind that their not picking bissy

    not having duane is a factor even though his form wasnt great of late

    with dynamic fh options like lambie, janjties, pollard, goosen. its telling that steyn starts (you gotta take injury and form into account as well)

    we should weather this storm, in two years time we’l be way better

    on a different not, think how dangerous the lions will be when that Vorster centre comes back from injury for them, depth for days

    we need to rather implement the Nz system so that all teams get a decent spread of players

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.10.16 16:32:19 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • [email protected]Dancing Bear (Comment 46) : he should be shot at dawn, Elton is the only and total reason for this Bok rugby slight little up and under and execution problem

  • Comment 48, posted at 09.10.16 19:44:02 by benji Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 42) : He also stands to deep in the pocket debilitating our attack which in turn creates opportunities to score tries, but hey at least we got another 3 pointers, that’ll teach them try scoring NZ’landers :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 09.10.16 21:12:12 by Quintin Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 47) : Evolve our game plan? How is that going to help by selecting guys that don’t suit that evolution at all? Yes, there are a lot not going our way in SA rugby at the moment, selecting a guy who doesn’t have a proven track record at this level, and handing him an amateur coaching team doesn’t help, but he knew the situation going into it, and bad coaching can’t be blamed on anyone else. We are unfit, the last 20mins was blatant proof of that. Our skill levels for even the basic stuff is no where near the level it should be and our set pieces leave much to be desired as well, all things that a proper coach can change. I’m tired of people defending this guy, like I said in my previous post, I’m always the 1st guy to defend a new coach or a new player when he’s still testing the waters, but he’s past that stage already. Time for him to face the reality he’s in.

  • Comment 50, posted at 09.10.16 21:22:55 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 49) :

    I think I should point out here that this “pocket” is an American Football term.
    When the Quarterback drops back about 3 steps from the line of scrimmage and the offensive line retreats in a U-shape to form a protective passing pocket. If the pocket holds and the QB finds an open receiver he may step forward into this pocket to make the pass.

    Since blocking is not allowed in rugby, there can never be a legal “pocket” for a fly-half to drop back or step into. To use the term in rugby is to speak in meaningless formula.

    It continues to amaze me how people all over the world will say they despise American cultural influences, yet will adopt the same, even in instances where it’s nonsensical.

  • Comment 51, posted at 09.10.16 22:05:00 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 48) : On that note have you counted how many times the AB team kicks tactical kicks? The bare minimum, why are we so obsessed with it? Are we afraid to run or are we not confident in our handling and retention skills? It’s not like our kicking is spot on either. It tool steyn about 5 kicks to learn that they will take the quick throw in and win back 70% of the field in two moves while still retaining posession.

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.10.16 06:47:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 39) : knew it :razz: yoh and in the lead up to this test people were thinking we might pull off a win .. eina

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.10.16 08:03:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 53) : I was also thinking that,its still a long time till we play Italy but we are going to smack them :smile: :smile: :smile:

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.10.16 08:14:54 by The hound Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 42) : i dont think you are allowed to make such a statement on Sharksworld :P

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.10.16 08:24:09 by Zibbie Reply
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  • It was awesome being at a very full Kings Park stadium to watch this game and the crowd were fully behind the Boks pretty much all game barring that disappointing last 20min or so. It was really good to watch the All Blacks play and even my wife could appreciate how good they are, her words: They just do the basics so well consistently without making a mistake. Im afraid the quality of players we have at the moment are just not good enough. I could clearly see them trying are putting massive effort in on defense but the quality is not there and im afraid neither is the size especially the backline where we got bullied. I think a lot of patience is going to be needed in Springbok rugby for the next year or so. But for now i have a smile on my face as i got to watch live the best team in the world.

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.10.16 08:33:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 51) : I used it as a figure of speech. He stands too deep. It’s also ‘meaningless’ to explain a term and the adoption of American cultural influences when it clearly has nothing to do with the original statement.

    @Zibbie (Comment 53) : Yeah the main culprit of that being our captain, believing that ‘we are going to run them close’. Not quite the going away ceremony he’d hoped for :shock:

    We can say a lot of negative things about the Boks now, but it won’t really help. The thing we need is a solid plan to improve what we have in front of us. Our options are limited at the moment, so we have to work with what we’ve got. What’s the 1st thing we should/could address 1st to see an immediate improvement with the current crop of players and coaching set ups? AC won’t be fired, so that isn’t a real option. I’m afraid we don’t have a lot of short term fixes, we’ll have to take the long and narrow road, which means a couple of years rebuilding our team, restructuring at junior levels, seeing what this ‘coaching indaba’ brings to the table and taking some hard to swallow results along with it.

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.10.16 08:45:50 by Quintin Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 52) : Kicking tactical is not the problem, it is the quality of the kicks that is. When you kick for territory, make sure the ball goes out, when you kick a Gary Owen, make sure you give yourself a realistic opportunity to win the ball back. Simple basics, that’s all it is

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.10.16 08:46:22 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 57) : what does concern me is that people are waiting for Pollard to be our savior . As stated before , i dont believe 10 is our (only) issue . This is why i was happy for Elton to be dropped . Now people realize that Elton was not the main issue . im not feeling sorry for myself . im pointing out what i believe the perception is .

    Pollard was also the 10 for 3 of the 4 games we lost on a trots at end 2014 /start 2015 .

    we need big change . im not sure what that change is …

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.10.16 09:14:54 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Now this is an interesting topic – what criteria do we use when we rate our players? In the Sunday Tribune the author rated 8 of our players with a 6. My argument is that if the average rating of the team exceeds 5, therefore the entire team rating is above 5, then the team “passed”, therefore they won! Obviously this is subjected to no 3rd party interventions.

    What I am saying is that the team should be rated against the opposition. After all they are played against that opposing team. The All Blacks played exceptionally well and they outplayed us completely. The player rating should support that. Most of our players, with such a rating system would get a 2 or 3 rating.

    The author in the Sunday Tribune rated Lood de Jager with a 7 and I am thinking Lood’s indiscretion resulted in him getting a yellow card. During that period the All Backs scored 4 tries…..

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.10.16 09:15:51 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 42) :

    What a ridiculous, statement. It is like saying, while Lood was off the field he has done nothing wrong, therefore he didn’t played bad during that time. Although such a statement might make sense to the one dimensional thinking people, for the rest of us it doesn’t. After all during that period he didn’t contribute anything positively either. In fact the lack of positive contribution during that time in the bigger scheme resulted in more negatives than positives.

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.10.16 09:27:16 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @BluffShark (Comment 60) : One of my pet peeves,I found two other ratings one on rugby365 and one onPlanet rugby,the ratings are so different its laughable,how can three so called gurus see it so differently,lucky I saw it myself and the only player worthy of a rating was Warren he was a dynamo went at it the whole game.
    Ethebeth was bullied off the field,PSDT never got out of second gear, the entire backline were depressing,thats the worst backline we have ever put on the field in Bok jerseys and the result confirmed it a record Bok defeat,nine trys to none,and Coetzee defends it.
    We held them in the scrums never looked like dominating at all.

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.10.16 09:39:32 by The hound Reply
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  • Coetzee is living in a privileged dream world after a humiliating record loss he issues statement like this
    ”However, he feels the players “gave their best” and the best players South Africa have, are currently in the team.”
    In other words suck it up because this is the reality and get used to losing because he has.

  • Comment 63, posted at 10.10.16 09:56:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 59) : Yeah we all know we can’t blame our current situation and previous losses on one guy, I agree, although that still doesn’t change the fact that he played bad and contributed to the team not performing as it should.

    @The hound (Comment 62) : Our backline remains a huge problem. How many different center combinations have we had since AC took over? If we really want a quick fix we should get another coach, but that doesn’t seem to be realistic at the moment, so what do we do? He’s the guy making the selections, he’s the guy who decides what our game plan is. We’ll have to be patient I guess, it’s a frustrating time to support the Boks.

  • Comment 64, posted at 10.10.16 10:03:15 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 64) : Or just be like Alistar get used to losing,and lets face it we not going to get another hiding like that till we meet the AB’s again so as far as he’s concerned ,happy days are here again.

  • Comment 65, posted at 10.10.16 10:06:56 by The hound Reply
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  • Weirdest moment in the match for me: Lambie kicks the ball out on the AB’s 5m line, and then nobody bothers to try and contest the AB lineout.

  • Comment 66, posted at 10.10.16 10:07:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The quickest fix that will pay dividends for Alistair is to radically improve the team’s fitness levels. The team that just traveled west-east from Argentina had energy for 80 minutes, whereas the one that did not travel looked lethargic after the initial 30 minutes of bluster. It is much quicker to improve someone’s fitness than to teach players to offload and catch the ball.

  • Comment 67, posted at 10.10.16 10:12:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 66) : Go take a look at all the matches since AC became coach, I think the amount of lineouts we contested can probably be counted on one hand.

  • Comment 68, posted at 10.10.16 10:26:01 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 66) : I had my shout at the TV when that happened. I thought ‘ok’ that kick will prove to be a good decision if we can contest and win the ball back. Then we just watched them throw in and kick us back to the half way line.

  • Comment 69, posted at 10.10.16 10:46:32 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 69) : Or at least give them bad ball putting pressure on the kicker and getting a lineout closer to their line.

  • Comment 70, posted at 10.10.16 10:48:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 70) : exactly.

  • Comment 71, posted at 10.10.16 11:00:13 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : Agreed on the fitness. The other thing is our set pieces, if you execute them like you should you make life easier for yourself and harder for the opposition for example by actually contesting the line-outs like you said. We have the players to do it, don’t we? I think we should be faring better with our scrums too. Remember when teams didn’t want to kick for touch against us with Matfield and Bakkies bossing the line-outs regularly even against the throw? We need that again and a solid scrum. Adriaanse is IMO a better scrummager than Vincent is.

  • Comment 72, posted at 10.10.16 11:02:52 by Quintin Reply

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