Richard Ferguson

Pack shuffled for All Blacks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 5 Oct 2017 at 15:12
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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made numerous changes to the Springbok pack that will face New Zealand in Cape Town on Saturday.

Starting in front row – Beast Mtawarira gets a well deserved break while Steven Kitshoff gets an equally deserving start. Marx and Dreyer continue in what is an inexperienced front row. Lood de Jager returns to the starting team replacing Franco Mostert while another lock Pieter-Steph du Toit starts on the side of the scrum in 7 jersey.

The final change sees Francois Louw shifting to the back of the pack to wear the 8 jersey. The backline is unchanged from last weekend with Dillyn Leyds continuing on the wing.

Change on the bench sees Wilco Louw in line for his first Springbok cap.

The Springbok team to play the All Blacks in Cape Town:
15. Andries Coetzee, Emirates Lions – 8 caps, 0 points
14. Dillyn Leyds, DHL Stormers – 4 caps, 0 points
13. Jesse Kriel, Vodacom Bulls – 24 caps, 30 points (6 tries)
12. Jan Serfontein, Vodacom Bulls – 34 caps, 25 points (5 tries)
11. Courtnall Skosan, Emirates Lions – 8 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
10. Elton Jantjies, Emirates Lions / NTT Shining Arcs (Japan) – 19 caps, 191 points (2 tries, 35 conversions, 37 penalties)
9. Ross Cronje, Emirates Lions – 5 caps, 5 points (1 try)
8. Francois Louw, Bath, England – 53 caps, 40 points (8 tries)
7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, DHL Stormers – 28 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
6. Siya Kolisi, DHL Stormers – 24 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
5. Lood de Jager, Vodacom Bulls – 31 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
4. Eben Etzebeth (captain), DHL Stormers – 62 caps, 15 points (3 tries)
3. Ruan Dreyer, Emirates Lions – 3 caps, 5 points (1 try)
2. Malcolm Marx, Emirates Lions – 10 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
1. Steven Kitshoff, DHL Stormers – 18 caps, 0 points
Replacements:
16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, Cell C Sharks – 22 caps, 5 points (1 try)
17. Trevor Nyakane, Vodacom Bulls – 33 caps, 5 points (1 try)
18. Wilco Louw, DHL Stormers – uncapped
19. Franco Mostert, Emirates Lions / Ricoh Black Rams (Jap) – 14 caps, 0 points
20. Jean-Luc du Preez, Cell C Sharks – 9 caps, 5 points (1 try)
21. Rudy Paige, Vodacom Bulls – 11 caps, 5 points (1 try)
22. Handré Pollard, Vodacom Bulls – 21 caps, 188 points (2 tries, 29 conversions, 37 penalties, 3 drop goals)
23. Damian de Allende, DHL Stormers – 25 caps, 15 points (3 tries)



38 Comments

  • PSDT at flank again…really? Do they not realise speed is everything in the modern game, yet we want to slwo the pack down. After Fall Flat Dreyer gets another run Nyakane must wonder who he has really pissed off…guess same goes for JL Dupreez.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.10.17 15:26:37 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Can anyone tell me when last, beofore coetzee, a coach picked a bok side without any natal players starting?

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.10.17 15:29:38 by Byron Wright Reply
     
  • Same old mistakes plus new ones. Loose forwards unbalanced, playing out of position, back row meh, front downright scary, reserves almost no X factor, doesn’t smell good.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.10.17 15:37:05 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • 100 bucks says Dreyer will have a fine view of the dark side of his own moon on Saturday

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.10.17 15:41:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • i still say Sharks backline, injuries and all, are better than this Bok backline.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.10.17 15:41:10 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 2) : Sharks players are all in terrible form. Just look at the Currie Cup log.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.10.17 15:41:25 by boertjie101 Reply

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  • Its like doing the same thing and expecting a different result… Our games against Argentina and Australia speaks for it self…ah well…

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.10.17 15:42:33 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @boertjie101 (Comment 6) : thats true! Shh…. Allister nothing to see here

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.10.17 15:54:24 by Byron Wright Reply

     
  • Terrible team. Another new loose-forward combination that hasn’t had time to click. PSDT clearly chosen as a bash-it-up option, his lack of pace pace will be found wanting. Awful centre combo who ironically play together at the same union :roll: The only x-factor we have is the cape town weather!

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.10.17 16:06:28 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • The only way this lot will come within 30 points is if the AB’s have a really off day or there’s match-fixing involved.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.10.17 16:41:47 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : Not doing big Piet any favours. The oke is a bloody good lock – way too slow for flank unless we play in a swamp

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.10.17 16:54:00 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ja well yes……… the less said the better!!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.10.17 17:13:12 by JD Reply
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  • 12 and 13 …good players but not the best….Louw at 8….I would go with a specialist. We already know they will come down hard on the back three. ..and concentrate on the 10 channel like they did last time. Not overly excited about the team.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.10.17 17:13:23 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • And this is why i do not bother watching Bok rugby anymore, this team will probably get more than 57-0 this time around. oh well a nice afternoon of watching movies for me on Saturday as the Sharks have a bye.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.10.17 17:25:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 15. Andries Coetzee, Emirates Lions – KAK
    14. Dillyn Leyds, DHL Stormers – KAK
    13. Jesse Kriel, Vodacom Bulls – KAK
    12. Jan Serfontein, Vodacom Bulls – GROOT KAK
    11. Courtnall Skosan, Emirates Lions – GROOTER KAK
    10. Elton Jantjies, Emirates Lions / NTT Shining Arcs (Japan) – KAK
    9. Ross Cronje, Emirates Lions – OK
    8. Francois Louw, Bath, England – KAK
    7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, DHL Stormers – WRONG POSITION SHOULD BE STARTING LOCK
    6. Siya Kolisi, DHL Stormers – NEARLY OK
    5. Lood de Jager, Vodacom Bulls – KAK
    4. Eben Etzebeth (captain), DHL Stormers – OK AT TIMES
    3. Ruan Dreyer, Emirates Lions – GROOTSTE KAK
    2. Malcolm Marx, Emirates Lions – OK
    1. Steven Kitshoff, DHL Stormers – OK
    Replacements:
    16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, Cell C Sharks – AMPER KAK
    17. Trevor Nyakane, Vodacom Bulls – KAK
    18. Wilco Louw, DHL Stormers – uncapped SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE STARTED SO OK
    19. Franco Mostert, Emirates Lions / Ricoh Black Rams (Jap) – OK
    20. Jean-Luc du Preez, Cell C Sharks – NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY HERE? MORE THAN OK
    21. Rudy Paige, Vodacom Bulls – KAK
    22. Handré Pollard, Vodacom Bulls – GROOT KAK
    23. Damian de Allende, DHL Stormers – BIETJIE MEER AS N KAK :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.10.17 17:35:15 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 15) : I can’t wait to see the Sunday ratings :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.10.17 17:43:56 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 16) : :lol: :lol: Boet this team is so wrong it is scary, funnily enough it is not just about the lack of sharks players, together with over seas players i could put a team together that would whip this Bok team. Oh and rate them i will.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.10.17 17:47:16 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • When will Redelinghuis be ready?

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.10.17 17:49:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 17) : Brendan Venter will say there is nothing wrong as he takes the Tik pipe from Alistair. ..

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.10.17 17:51:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 18) : Still some time to go.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.10.17 17:51:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : lol :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.10.17 17:52:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 20) : So he’ll probably miss some SR too? Or are we talking EOYT?

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.10.17 17:58:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : Not 100% sure but what i heard was starting next year so lets see.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.10.17 18:01:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 23) : He should come to sharks we have an excellent amakrokko plan.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.10.17 18:35:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 24) : Although with Rob and Teichman it seems much less of “those” acquisitions.

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.10.17 18:37:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So, this springbok team.. Where do we start?
    Well, so far we’ve seen Allister Coetzee wanting to play a certain, expansive game plan. He’s split the forwards 1-3-3-1 across the field (that is, nice and wide), then he’s brought his wings into the midfield often. If performed well, it’s a strategy that forces the defence to stretch, which creates gaps, which the wings exploit by coming back to the midfield. When it works, it’s great, like we saw with Skosan’s try against Australia.

    But in order for it to work, we need a few things. We need strong wings, like JP Pietersen and Sbu Nkosi (or even, yes, Combrink). We need an outside centre who can straighten and distribute well. We need a rangy, fast 8th man who can cover for those wings when they’re out of position (someone like Whitely, or even Cassiem, but also someone like Mtembu or Notshe).

    Kriel doesn’t fit the mold of the outside centre we need. Our wings are good, but not ideal for the kind of wings we need. Louw is not a rangy mobile 8, he’s not even an 8!

    On top of all of this, we pick a lock at flank. So we have two players out of position in our back row against the best team in the world. In the meantime, Nyakani gets to switch from Tighthead, where he’s rubbish, to Loose head, where he’s really pretty decent, but has to stay on the bench because he’s getting messed around properly.

    I guess what I’m saying is : I don’t understand our selections for this game. Unless AC has a new game plan we haven’t seen yet, of course.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.10.17 22:22:23 by josefgremlin Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 15) : The more worrying thing is, given the stupid overseas policy, who do we pick in there places?

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.10.17 07:08:36 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Bet the boks wished they made more of an effort to keep Lourens here in SA, he was so much better than Dreyer! Currently I would settle for t,he coach not picking players out of position and stop talking nonsense after the matches, would be a good start to getting closer to NZ and England.

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.10.17 07:58:09 by HeinF Reply

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  • The problem with the bok team is that there is very little Sharks flavour and way to much stormers flavour

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.10.17 11:47:50 by John Reply

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  • @John (Comment 29) : The provinces dont matter to me in the Bokke. The problem I have is that he clearly doesnt learn from his mistakes nor does he pick the players that are on form and in their position. We will be killed again in PSDT channel by the scrum. Unfortunately the blame has to lay with AC.

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.10.17 13:09:15 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 30) : As much as I agree. Who would you pick given the 30 test cap restraints. Also consider we are a bit more than a year out from the World Cup, so try and select with that in mind too.

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.10.17 14:45:27 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 30) : well , i think coetzee was above average at best when at the stormers , so how can we expect anything better at the bokke and yes provinces does not matter but add some sharks to that pack and backline and we might have a decent team , maybe me just being bias

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.10.17 14:46:03 by John Reply

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  • @John (Comment 32) : sounds fair.

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.10.17 15:43:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • mean while in the currie cup lions embrace a youth movement

    Golden Lions
    15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Ashlon Davids, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Jo Hanko de Villiers, 6 Len Massyn, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
    Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Bradley Thain, 22 Jan-Louis La Grange
    Western Province
    15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Ruhan Nel, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
    Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib
    Oosthuizen, 18 Jan de Klerk, 19 Sikhumbuzo
    Notshe, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Werner Kok, 22 Craig Barry

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.10.17 17:19:46 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 27) : This is why we have the problems we have, firstly it must either be a professional sport and not, it cannot be in between.

    players have a right to go earn the big bucks, they earn the right to go earn big money by performing and playing at the highest levels which is why over seas clubs make big offers for them, and there are a lot of top players playing over seas that would be of great help to the Boks cause and with the players we put in front of the All blacks will again get pulverized.

    I am not of the opinion that Quota calls are the problem but more a problem of favorites being chosen, I say this because if you take a good look at current selections you will find better players on form and of color that were not selected.

    to give you this example I will name a backline and it will be chosen with players currently playing be it here or there and yes in hind site one I mention people would say but he is injured, he was not injured a week ago and at the start of the rugby championships, Players like Marcell Coetzee or Ruan Combrink, but here goes.

    15 Combrink/Galant
    14 Mapimpi/Van Wyk
    13 Am/ My fav 13 is Haw Jones pity plays for Scotland….
    12 R v Rensburg/Esterhuizen/Fransie/
    11 Nkosi
    10 Lambie / Fransie both are now currently playing but lets say Fransie as Lambie has been out a long time.
    09 Schreuder/Venter

    A backline made up of these players for example will klap the current Bok backline 6-0 6-0

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.10.17 18:44:52 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) : I left out Ross cronje that has been good purely as he is in the current squad.

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.10.17 18:48:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Cheetahs did well to close the gap.

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.10.17 18:50:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Cheetahs tried to fight back but bulls overwhelmed them. Good play by bulls they secured it.

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.10.17 19:36:29 by coolfusion Reply

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