Richard Ferguson

Rugby Champs 2017: New Zealand vs Springboks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 16 Sep 2017 at 07:34
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Its one of the biggest matches on the International calender, and it’s here. The All Blacks host the Springboks in one of the most anticipated games of the campaign. Will the Springboks pitch and make a game of this match? I’d make sure to watch this live.

Game four of the campaign and it’s make or break for the Springboks. A win (or draw) in this match and the Springboks stand a decent chance of winning the Championship this year. With two home games to come, albeit against strong competition, is sure to keep things interesting over the final stretch.

But let’s be honest – nobody in their right mind really gives the Springboks a chance in this fixture. The bookies have given the Boks a massive 17 point headstart. For a match against two of the top International teams, that is huge! The general feeling is that the Boks are in for a hiding.

In my opinion – this match is sure to be closer than a 17 point margin. The All Blacks haven’t been the same team this year as during their unbeaten run over the last two seasons. They have had to come from behind to secure wins against both Australia and Argentina (both at home). And while this could be seen as an attribute of a great team, winning from any position, we can agree that this NZ team is beatable.

That said, the Boks would have to be a much better team than we saw last week to make that happen. No silly errors, no indecisiveness, no unforced errors as you say in tennis. Missed kicks simply cannot be an option. We need magic and we need it from more than one or two individuals. In matches like these, intensity, leadership and GEES can get the Boks over the line. I’m expecting a massive match from this Bok team, so make sure to watch this match!

New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Square, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Thomas Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown.
 
South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende.

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2017
Venue: North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Kick-off: 19.35 (09.35 SA time; 07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: A chance of some rain with a high of 16°C and a low of 11°C
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Matthew Carley (England)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)



82 Comments

  • Offside surely

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.09.17 09:57:50 by byron Reply
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  • rule has missed 5/5 tackle attempts

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.09.17 09:59:42 by byron Reply
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  • 6/6

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.09.17 10:08:25 by byron Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 3) : He made on on Ioane

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.09.17 10:09:31 by jdolivier Reply
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  • can’t believe it’s already over

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.09.17 10:14:03 by Poisy Reply
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  • Geez ref … thats a trip

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.09.17 10:15:22 by byron Reply

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  • Make that 7/7

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.09.17 10:16:39 by byron Reply

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  • Boks dominate territory and equal possession and still trail 31 points. 11 handling errors, 4 turnovers conceded, 2 lost lineout says it all

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.09.17 10:29:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • The joys of being a Bok supporter…..not.

    This must be the northern hemisphere Bok team that SARU sent to New Zealand.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.09.17 10:40:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Marx ain’t no Bismarck – that is for sure

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.09.17 10:41:16 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : and many mussed tackles

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.09.17 10:42:50 by byron Reply

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  • We need to hook the ball and get it out. You are not going to walk an All Black scrum

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.09.17 10:44:56 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bismarck is Bismarck, ditto for Frans Steyn and Marcel Coetzee…..maar nou #@%$ ja.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.09.17 10:45:55 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : Oh, and despite all the skin ink, Hougaard is no Maori, thats just wishful thinking on his part.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.09.17 10:49:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • These ones make it look so easy

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.09.17 10:50:23 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : ones = okes

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.09.17 10:50:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Mnonambi on to show Marx how to throw in (or maybe not)

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.09.17 10:57:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bok one of runners from a standing start make negative metres against the AB defence

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.09.17 10:58:42 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How are those 3 palookas the best back 3. Sbu Nkosi, jambo ulengo, Warrick gelant and even Garth April would’ve shown more balls

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.09.17 11:01:33 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Our loosies are way too slow for this game

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.09.17 11:03:25 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • One team playing using their brains – other not so much. 43-0

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.09.17 11:07:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 21) : Back 3 to small cant tackle flyhalf and scrumhalf dont make quick passes or decisions

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.09.17 11:08:20 by Dunx Reply

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  • Ellendig now gets his opportunity

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.09.17 11:11:56 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bongi gets away with mocking the throw but ABs get the penalty at the scrum anyway

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.09.17 11:14:25 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • What an absolute disgusting showing. Shameful zero

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.09.17 11:15:42 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Brown does a Rhule on Pollard and the Sopoaga does a Rhule on Rhule. 50-0

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.09.17 11:18:18 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 50 up, 50 points difference. Do the honourable thing – all of you involved in SA rugby, I dare you.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.09.17 11:19:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Have both our hookers forgotten to hook. Another scrum penalty for the All Blacks

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.09.17 11:20:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Fucking useless……………

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.09.17 11:24:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • All Blacks showing us how to maul and finish on 57-0. We were lucky to get a zero from this game to be honest

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.09.17 11:24:51 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Pretty simple. All Black players do their primary functions properly and then add some insane handling skills and good decision making. Most our players can’t even perform their primary functions properly

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.09.17 11:27:37 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Shame full quata player Rhule useless get in Kobus on Ruan

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.09.17 11:30:23 by duncanbetteridge Reply

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  • 33 missed tackles

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.09.17 11:31:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Not to mention Hougie can’t say ZN are superior when they play a SHIT south African team

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.09.17 11:31:54 by duncanbetteridge Reply

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  • I’m actually in tears. I thought I didn’t care anymore. what a disgraceful showing from everyone involved . if they don’t beat the all blacks in south Africa they need to resign. the whole lot.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.09.17 11:32:14 by Poisy Reply
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  • Our starting lineup up did a beter job at least our scrums were good

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.09.17 11:32:42 by duncanbetteridge Reply

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  • When we had beast on the reserves forwards were utter shit

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.09.17 11:34:18 by duncanbetteridge Reply

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  • I know the coach has some constraints in his selections but to choose Hougie as your overseas player??

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.09.17 11:41:37 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Alister coetzee needs to go. What a disgraceful performance. The entire backline needs changing. Rhules tackling has been terrible every game but he still starts, he then goes on to miss 6 tackles in the first half and doesn’t get subbed. All while Combrinks not even in the squad. Hougaard is useless as is kriel and Cassiem. How about picking Frans Steyn, Am, Mapimpi, nkosi, marcel Coetzee..

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.09.17 11:41:43 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • I say we cut a deal with New Zealand. We forfeit ever game with a 35 point deficit and a guaranteed bonus point for them. At least a lot better than letting them play.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.09.17 11:56:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • What was exposed today is the total lack of leadership in this team.Ethebeth couldn’t captain the Robben Island ferry boat.but we shouldn’t be surprised when we read that Elton Jaantjies is part of the leadership group.
    Shit man this was a serious disgrace,57 /0 means the defense and the attack were both abysmal.
    Worst Springbok team in history, and the prick Coetzee still smiles in the post match interview.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.09.17 11:57:53 by The hound Reply
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  • I reckon Mzwandile Stick must be the happiest Saffer today.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.09.17 12:09:29 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 41) : Do you know that the Robben Island ferry sank this week? Eben is thus well qualified for the job of ferry captain.

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.09.17 12:16:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 43) : :| :| :|

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.09.17 12:22:36 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 42) : Waiting for Venter to admit in tomorrows paper that he forgot to teach the team defence last week.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.09.17 12:24:10 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 45) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.09.17 12:51:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Where is the fun in losing like this. Even the All Black supporters arent driving around town, flags waving, hooting and generally making a noise and shoving our noses in the loss – nothing, nada…….these Boks have managed to even take the bit of “fun” out of losing that there was.

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.09.17 12:56:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • AC actually see positives for the Boks in this match – ever the optimist

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.09.17 13:01:47 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : Well we did hold them to under 60

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.09.17 13:23:20 by The hound Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 39) : Is it really Allister Coetzee or the selection panel

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.09.17 13:44:09 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 45) : Screw defence, where was the pride,heart, commitment and an actual game plan

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.09.17 14:03:31 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : Well U actually think they did some things really well. Like avoiding the scoreboard.

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.09.17 14:08:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Guys, I just can’t understand how this backline got selected when you have the likes of Combrink, Nkosi, Mapimpi, Am and Janse Van Rensburg out of the picture. Any one of those guys would have put up a braver show. Heck, I’d take Lleyds and De Allende right now…

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.09.17 15:40:15 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 53) : It won’t make a difference. Kitch and Jake built men who made the kiwis quake. AC will only build scared little sheep. You can give him diamonds and he’ll turn it into shit. He just is not the kind of coach who can produce world beaters. As the coach is so will the products be…

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.09.17 16:17:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I didnt think we would win, and I figured it would be a cricket score when ross couldnt play.

    hopefully this will be a turning point in terms of selection and tactics like what happen to force white to play jdv (when he was good) with fourie as a centre pair when his heart was set on barry and joubert all the way to the wc

    lots of bok coaches have had to have a rethink, white, pdv, and HM

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.09.17 19:45:41 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • The scariest part of this loss is that the all blacks were shit in the first half, we lost this badly to a team not performing. If AC doesn’t see the depth of the trouble we are in and drastically change his squad, I fear losing to Japan will be a repeat loss not just a shock

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.09.17 20:48:37 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Just watched the game now…..biggest problem I noticed was the ref blowing the whistle to start the game. Had that fucker not started the game it would of stayed 0 – 0.

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.09.17 21:49:15 by benji Reply
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  • Don’t forget that this is the same team that’s been unbeaten so far this season.

    Their game plan has been very much reliant on superior athleticism. Run hard at the opposition, spin, make 3 or 4 meters recycle fast and repeat. Winning the one-on-one battles worked well enough against teams with inferior athletes, but is never going to beat the kiwis.

    This is the reason the Lions cannot win SR. Their game-plan is designed to lose against Kiwi teams.
    The only surprise is by how much.

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.09.17 22:28:57 by fyndraai Reply
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  • This team is not very talented team either.
    Serfontein is the only international quality player in that back-line.
    Among the forwards there are Etsebeth and Beast. Marx may be a monster athlete, but he lacks the basic skills required for his position. Hougie has a similar problem – much better at wing than at scrum-half.

    Not that there is any better players locally either. SA talent plays in Europe. Those of you who wanted the Boks to be all local better get used to some more drubbings.

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.09.17 22:35:43 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 59) : I like Jan, but I’m not sure what you’ve seen form him this season to suggest that he is somehow international quality …. to me he completely disappears in a rank average backline.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.09.17 09:37:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • sa rugby can do no better than to take a page out of the Sharks page book.. Firstly be humble, select a captain who is a genuine leader of all men and thirdly have a management team that the players and country are proud to be associated with.
    The Sharks may not be giant killers but with people of Gary Teichman calibre and Rob DuPreez savvy the boys from Kwa Zulu natal are an inspiration to their fans

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.09.17 13:17:23 by Papabear Reply

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  • When is Whitely back? Absolutely no leadership at the moment!

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.09.17 16:00:44 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 59) : @robdylan (Comment 60) : Really mate ,the much hyped and vaunted 12 & 13 were shown up for what they really ate, rank average ,just look at them in SR

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.09.17 16:28:41 by benji Reply
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  • Further please explain how Elizabeth and soft cock blonde crack the nod when during SR they ran home crying halfway through tour due to receiving huge hidings from Brodie et al

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.09.17 17:55:06 by benji Reply
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  • After some thought my feelings are as follows:

    That result is totally unacceptable and because we can’t fire all the players I think the coach needs to be held accountable. He needs to be told to finish out the season whilst a new coach is found. Also Etzebeth who was captain must fall on his sword and a new captain needs to be installed until Whitely returns.

    The weak links and passengers need to be cut loose. We’ve had 7 games with this bunch and we know we go needs more time and who needs to go. Backs I feel are more in the firing line than the forwards but for me, Hougaard send him him. Jantijes stick with him because we literally don’t have options. Serfontein, had good games against France and been average against everyone else, send him him. Kreil, same as Serfontein. Rhule, can’t tackle, send him home. Skorsan, would be kept but told he’s on incrediblely thin ice. Coetzee, same as Skosan. It’s all good and well keeping these guys because they beat others but if we beat everyone else but catch a wollop like we did last night we need to keep looking.

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.09.17 19:03:02 by Hulk Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) :
    It’s not an opinion based on current form. I think he is talented enough to be considered for most top 5 international teams. I dont think anyone else in that starting backline is.

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.09.17 20:26:13 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 65) They always used to say in the old days that a great team was built on a spine of 2,8,9,10 and 15
    2 had really shite day at the office sorry if you can’t find combination of Ethebeth,Mostert,deJaager and du Toit,you are a seriously bad player
    8 was so bad that one would have to watch the game at 25 frames a second to even notice him, sorry except for his cameo fail on the try line.in the first 5 min.
    9, and 10 have some serious prison tattoos and absolutely nothing else: 15 is a naive club player.totally out of his depth.
    Now contrast that with the AB,2,8,9,10, and 15,and thats the whole story of the game.
    Until we have a new Bismark,Gary Teich,Fourie Du Preez,Henri Honibal and Andre Joubert,forget about taking on the AB’S

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.09.17 21:37:33 by The hound Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 65) : If they could fire him without losing a huge amount of money it would have been done. This is once again SARU being too stupid to put in a performance based early termination clause into the contract.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.09.17 08:35:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Monday morning quiz , for 20 points, who said

    “‘There is still a lot of belief in myself and the plan that we will go forward with. There is a process that we are following and I couldn’t care [less] what Twitter is saying. I am working for SA Rugby and not for Twitter.

    ‘We are really moving in the right direction.’ ”

    WRONG it was not Pieter de Villiers, the answer in fact is Allister Coetzee.

    This question will soon appear on Ripleys Believe it or Not and also on the back of Chappies bubblegum wrappers.

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.09.17 08:40:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 67) : So very true and your issue with the forwards is spot on. Coetzee’s insistence on not changing a winning side has come back to bite him here. Marx has been good until this game but I blame our Lineout caller too for the abortion that was the lineouts. It was clear the All Blacks figured us out but we didn’t change anything, just kept doing the same thing, over and over again. So Marx and probably Ezebeth are to blame there. As for Cassiem, he had 1 good game against Argentina and has looked distinctly average at best since, so he’s a one game wonder and should have been sent home. Hougaard had that one good game against the All Blacks way back in 2015 when we won and that is the 1st and last time he looked good at 9. Coetzee at 15 is a bit of a concern but who would you choose for the Boks right now at 15?

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.09.17 09:16:05 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 69) : If Coetzee came out and said in the post match interview how horrendous this performance was, here are no positives to be found, this is the worst day of his life, he’s to blame and actually looked genuinely remorseful I’d perhaps feel if only a little differently about him. But he comes out smiling and goes on to say we had good defensive passages and good attacking passages and there are positives. How low is the bar when 57 – 0 anything good can be found.

    Remember that Joke in 1999, “How do you kill a Springbok?”…..” With a Mallet”. Well if the Springbok died in 1999 it has decomposed and there is only a skeleton left to identify it in 2017.

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.09.17 09:20:25 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 69) : The words from a man in denial…I saw it last year already, and probably way before when he was at the stormers, he refuses to acknowledge publicly that he has some massive flaws as a coach and that he should be critisized. He lives in his won little dreamworld and will never leave the boks willingly. He can’t even do the honourable thing and admit how badly they played on Saturday, instead just mention how the ball bounced for NZ and not us. So there you have it, from the “best coach” in SA, the only thing between us and the All Blacks are a few unlucky bounces… He is more of a joke than PdV ever was.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.09.17 09:56:43 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 72) : Exactly what I’ve been saying from last year, he is very naive and he doesn’t even feel bad when losing. Never mind admitting he is totally out of his depth, he will never do that because in his mind he is doing a good job. He isn’t a leader at all, he’s pathetic. But still some people defend him and claimed last year it’s because he didn’t have enough time with the players, and that the quality of our players are not what it used to be. I would love to hear what they are going to say this time around.

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.09.17 10:32:03 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 73) : I can look past a lot of things… I do not expect the boks to be on the same level as NZ, I can even live with the record loss, but I can’t understand how he refuses to take ownership or even admit that the boks are playing badly. I would then have had more respect for him. But as he mentioned, my respect means nothing to him, he works for SARU, not twitter, which he even fails to acknowledge presents the opinions of the fans. He just tells us he doesn’t care about our opinions, he doesn’t work for us.

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.09.17 10:41:34 by HeinF Reply

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  • Just very relieved that Curwin was spared that slaughter and that Dan was not part of it,Jean Luc was vindicated when the wonder boy who replaced him disappeared into a sea of mediocrity.
    These three are all still 21 or younger and have huge careers ahead of them they need to be kept far away from that septic Bok setup.

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.09.17 10:41:37 by The hound Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 72) : It’s all rather pathetic and disappointing!

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.09.17 10:41:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The only good thing about that game was Jean Luc putting Kieran Reid flat on his arse in the opening minutes of the game, very few rugby players have ever done that, the look on Reid’s face was priceless and more than made up for the intercept pass Jean Luc threw.

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.09.17 10:55:08 by The hound Reply
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  • That was a pretty pathetic display from the Boks…looked like they had given up before the game even started. Skosan looked totally disterested- would have rather played Mbonambi on the wing. Cassiem should work for the FBI as the guy becomes invisable. The Boks have the basis for a good team before there are weak points that have been identifed since the first french game but have not been attended to. Only reason the All Blacks will send a full strength team to Cape Town is if the guys want to have a bit of a holiday there after the game

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.09.17 12:07:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 78) : Think they could take a holiday during the game and still coast to victory.

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.09.17 12:14:27 by Hulk Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 74) :

    Things could always get worse. The last coach lost to the ABs by narrow margins and was very emotional about it. Fans wanted him fire anyways. The bright side in all of this is that the twitter crowd probably got what they deserved.

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.09.17 12:26:59 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 80) : Things could always get worse…I mean, we have to play NZ again in a few weeks! I’m not a fan of twitter trolls either, just venting a bit on how nonchalant our coach is about really taking responsibility. If this happened to the Aus, atleast I know Cheika would not be this laid back about it. Allistair just has too much a recorded for me with being happy to be above average.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.09.17 12:35:01 by HeinF Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 67) : Good Comment, Agree 100 % . . .

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.09.17 12:44:02 by Original Pierre Reply
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