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Continuity for the Boks


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :RWC 2019 on 18 Sep 2019 at 10:26

Rassie has kept the match-day squad from the warm up for the crunch game on Saturday. The winner of the first pool game for the Boks & All Blacks will very likely end top of the pool and have the easier game in the quarter finals.

The forecast for Yokohama on Saturday is a 60% change of light rain, but I am sure Rassie has a plan for that too. Apparently the Boks decided to play against Japan with as little possession as possible to prepare for the All Blacks where they would be likely to struggle to dominate possession.

Go Bokke!!!

15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Pieter Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi (c), 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Malcom Marx, 1-Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Trevor Nyakane, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Frans Steyn, 23-Jesse Kriel

The All Blacks decided to continue with Mo’unga at 10 and Barrett at 15:

15 Beauden Barrett 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Ardie Savea, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Sonny Bill Williams, 23 Ben Smith.



120 Comments

  • Bar malherbe, who is so unfit currently its scary, and domeen “I wish I understood passing” de ellendig, this team has done well against the all blacks. Hope they do us proud.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.09.19 16:56:27 by jdolivier Reply
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  • With the way this starting 15 has performed this year we can’t criticize much at all.

    I however would feel more comfortable with Nkosi being on the bench. I think he would add more fire power in the last 20 minutes than Kriel does.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.19 10:17:42 by Hulk Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 1) : I agree on the Malherbe part, dude is seriously unfit. But maybe he has shed a few pounds in the Japanese heat, and worked hard on his fitness. Not like we don’t have options, there is Trevor and VK, and not forgetting Tank in waiting.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.09.19 10:52:07 by Choochi Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 2) : Problem is Nkosi only covers wing, so isn’t a viable bench option- he either starts or doesn’t play. Same goes for Mapimpi. Still not sure about the Steyn covering 10 option but understand why as he is like for like for Pollard.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.09.19 11:18:47 by SheldonK Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Do you think the skill set for 11 vs 14 is different enough to warrant specialization of right and left wings like Rassie does? Nkosi has been superb every time he has been given a chance, but injury and then Kolbe have stopped him from getting his deserved shot. I feel he would be a better option than Mapimpi at 11 as Mapimpi defensive positioning is poor so surely Nkosi would not be worse.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.09.19 14:46:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : I got that but the centres haven’t been pulled off anyway, so he’s there to cover wing and 15 and we can cover FB by shifting Kolbe to 15 and bringing on Nkosi at 14. Just feel Nkosi adds more deep in the game.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.09.19 15:54:34 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 6) : Sadly, Nkosi will only get 1 or possibly 2 games in the pool stages unless there is an injury. :evil: :sad:

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.09.19 16:54:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Choochi (Comment 3) : Would have loved to see tank at the world Cup

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.09.19 21:26:46 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 5) : I don’t think the skillset is different between 11 and 14, but the way the game is seen on both defence and attack is different. At the highest level maybe that is something to create specialists but im of the opinion that it is interchangeable

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.09.19 12:23:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 6) : Reality is that its very unlikely that a side will pick an out and out winger on the bench. These days you play with 23 not 15 and need that versatility off the bench as the best laid plans get thrown out with an early injury.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.09.19 12:24:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : Just a thought, if you look back at Habana and JPP, I think their skill sets were quite different, and seemed to work very well as left and right wing. Habana was the all out attack, super speed, etc, while JPP was probably the best defensive wing in his prime with the skills to attack as well. Their different skill sets seemed to complement each other, and worked really well as left and right wing. Your thoughts?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.09.19 16:32:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 10) : Spot on, which is why I posted that Nkosi will only get 1 or 2 games at most this RWC. Sad because I think he would be better than Mapimpi on the left wing.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.09.19 16:33:06 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 12) : @SheldonK (Comment 10) : and I get that and sure it makes sense but all I’m saying is we’re playing someone who 9/10 times, off the bench, adds nothing opposed to someone who will add something 9/10 times. To me the starting 15 has enough versatility for us to add a strike threat who has skill, power and speed to inject anarchy into our game. To me Kriel is safe, Nkosi is a weapon you want to fire. It’s not the safe choice, but the Boks have been safe for the better part of a decade without a lot of success. I trust Rassie, but I’d still back Nkosi to add something special late in the game.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.09.19 00:49:51 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 13) : I’d agree with Hulk. All of Kolbe, WLR, Am (in a pinch), Faf and Pollack could play more than one position, some, more than 2. I’d definitely have Nkosi on the splinters if I had versatility like that.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.09.19 03:04:13 by Karl Reply

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  • Anyone watching aus vs fiji, hooper is getting away with murder at the rucks

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.09.19 08:10:31 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Pumas scrum has improved vastly

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.09.19 09:32:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Anyone know of a good streaming service?

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.09.19 11:00:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • French go from absolutely brilliant to clueless in one match, but manage to squeeze out the win in the end.

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.09.19 11:09:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Gardener was of course his useless self – rucks being a total free for all – especially at the end

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.09.19 11:20:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Moody’s elbow on the floor in 2 scrums in a row

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.09.19 12:02:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Suffocating defense from the Boks

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.09.19 12:03:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 20) : And another. Touch judge must be blind as PSDT actually points it out to him

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.09.19 12:08:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • French flair hurting us already

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.09.19 12:13:00 by byron Reply

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  • 3 all

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.09.19 12:13:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Forward pass and an obstruction in that try

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.09.19 12:15:18 by byron Reply

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  • Mouanga exposes our bunch in defense out wide with a kick pass. 10-3

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.09.19 12:15:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 25) : Player taken far from the ball opening the gap for Barrett

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.09.19 12:16:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 21) : Now the All Blacks running us ragged. 17-3

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.09.19 12:18:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Pollard absolutely crap today. Error after error

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.09.19 12:19:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : Yup. He is a mess. Would have been good to Take Bosch along as well. Hope Jantjies can fix it that Steyn can right things.

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.09.19 12:29:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : Agree, Garces isnt doing us any favours, but we know that would happen going in. Pollard’s standard has been on level or even below that of Garces so far

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.09.19 12:30:54 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 31) : 4 scrum penalties not awarded, nz slowing down the ball every single ruck. Including the fact that we are shit, absolutely shit.

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.09.19 12:34:26 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Somebody only tell the ref it’s only a knock-on if it goes forward this oFF the hands … If the player is facing his own try line and knocks it towards his own line it’s knocked back

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.09.19 12:34:40 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 33) : He knocked it slightly forward. Ref was right for a change. Faf, Willie and Pollard have been awful. Psdt having the worst game in a while. The up and unders are not working. Time for change of game plan and scrum half. Willie has not taken any of the high ball.

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.09.19 12:39:55 by sudhir Reply

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  • Where are the Boks from the RC?

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.09.19 12:42:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 35) : Sipping sake until early morning hours believing that they had won by just arriving at the venue

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.09.19 12:43:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • English commentary on Supersport is extremely boring!

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.09.19 12:48:33 by sudhir Reply

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  • Ref has no clue at the scrums

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.09.19 12:53:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Can someone please just MAKE A FUCKING TACKLE???

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.09.19 12:55:47 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Why is Barrett allowed to be on the field … Nose still bleeding

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.09.19 12:56:38 by byron Reply

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  • Kolbe decides to spark something. PSDT scores. 17-10

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.09.19 12:57:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Convenient knock on missed 5m out

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.09.19 13:02:15 by byron Reply

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  • Chucked a try away there

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.09.19 13:04:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Faf’s box kicking has been atrocious so far

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.09.19 13:10:23 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Mapimpi not having a good game. Nkosi would have been a better choice

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.09.19 13:11:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Scrums are becoming comical

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.09.19 13:17:08 by byron Reply

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  • Our box kicks are not working

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.09.19 13:20:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Jantjies on.

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.09.19 13:23:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : Passing poor so far

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.09.19 13:25:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • So touch judge pipes in to screw the boks, first time today and Romain poite has to fuck with us, what about the forward passes and scrums you cheese eating surrender monkey

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.09.19 13:25:42 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Pollard and faf have been shockingly bad today

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.09.19 13:26:27 by jdolivier Reply

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  • If only we had 7 Kolbes in our backline

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.09.19 13:28:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 50) : They pick out our marginal forward passes obviously

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.09.19 13:29:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • So that forward pass he spots immediately, garces has not been kind to the bokke

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.09.19 13:29:27 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 53) : Rassie complained in the build up, he was right. Pathetic from world rugby to allow this

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.09.19 13:30:23 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Finally we get a scrum penalty

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.09.19 13:33:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Garces fucks us over again. But 1 pass 1 ruck plus poor kicking game rugby is not going to work for us

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.09.19 13:36:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Fucking atrocious what refereeing has become in the modern era, 2 sets of rules whenever the all blacks play

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.09.19 13:36:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 58) : So true

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.09.19 13:38:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Couldnt have helped that we didn’t make replacement early enough. H Jantjies and Steyn could have brought a whole new dynamic with less of those unreliable box kicks and better stability under the ball.

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.09.19 14:06:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Kolbe was brilliant. Hope the injury is not too bad. Should have moved him to FB and taken Willie off. Seems to be a default setting to always sub Am for Kriel. Ref was awful but Rassie cost us the game by making silly decisions like leaving Faf and Willie on for almost the whole game even when they were playing so badly. At least PSDT and Pollard redeemed themselves in the 2nd half. That kicking game implemented did not work yet we continued with it the entire game. Stick with the game plan that we used previously. Any way congrats to the All Blacks on a good win.

  • Comment 61, posted at 21.09.19 14:08:36 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 61) : The kicking wasn’t poorly implemented. In fact quite well executed, but it was innefective it cost momentum and I most cases seemed like we had no great move backing it or rolling off it which makes it aimless. Well intended well executed but still ineffective. But do we learn and adapt? No, we can’t see past the technical execution to the tactical effectiveness on a certain day against a certain team.

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.09.19 14:15:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 61) : But I agree. Put Kolbe to 15 bring HJantjies move Pollard to 12 and Steyn in at 10.

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.09.19 14:17:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 63) : Just for today’s deadlock.

  • Comment 64, posted at 21.09.19 14:18:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 62) : Was executed well in the first quarter of the aim and actually worked to our advantage. Then the execution (kick and chase parts) went to pot and it just handed the ball to the All Blacks.

    All Blacks box kicks on the other hand worked well because our guys struggled catching their well placed kicks with chasers all over them

  • Comment 65, posted at 21.09.19 14:35:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 65) : Do you think changing the pivots ( cause we know SA players cannot adapt by themselves) would have changed the whole dynamic and approach to an apparently failing plan. Whether the opponents learn to counter it whether our execution becomes worse should be dropped , no?

  • Comment 66, posted at 21.09.19 14:42:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 44) : @jdolivier (Comment 51) : yep Faf was so slow to the ruck and then too pass

  • Comment 67, posted at 21.09.19 15:25:47 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 66) : Yes, when domeen de ellendig is the playmaker in your back line (he did play his heart out today) you know there is a problem. Steyn at 10, am at 12 and kriel at 13 would really have given both wingers space to run. Mapimpi was also piss poor on defense today. Maybe kolbe at 11 nkosi at 14 and kriel, who started at 15 in his first book season at 15 could also make a difference

  • Comment 68, posted at 21.09.19 22:51:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 17) : I use Mobdro a lot when abroad. Everything is on there

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 17) : Check out kostatz.com

  • Comment 70, posted at 22.09.19 11:05:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 70) : I never realised that he still ran the site. His was the best quality and banter

  • Comment 71, posted at 22.09.19 11:45:03 by durbsguy Reply

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  • Rewatched the game and geez garces was worse than I thought…..

  • Comment 72, posted at 22.09.19 13:56:01 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 72) : The amount of times that psdt was played off the ball or deliberately obstructed is laughable

  • Comment 73, posted at 22.09.19 15:16:46 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @durbsguy (Comment 71) : He was out last year, back to an extent this year and now back with HD for the RWC for a donation, just trying to cover his costs.

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.09.19 01:00:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Reality is both the Boks and All Blacks let the occasion get to them and neither team was good today. The All Blacks were just able to take their chances where as the Boks messed up theirs- 2 wayward passes killed off certain Bok tries. I also think the occasion got to Rassie in terms of his tactics and he was probably too worried about the weather and slippery ball, hence all the kicking. Although in his defense, seeing the Boks passing maybe kicking was a good choice. Interesting that Steyn didn’t get on with the game in the balance and the Boks needing something different. Selections for the upcoming games are going to be interesting.

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.09.19 07:59:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Team suggestion to play Namibia:
    1. Beast 2. Mbonambi 3. Koch 4. Snyman 5. De Jager 6. Kolisi 7. Kwagga 8. Louw 9. H Janjies 10. E Janjies 11. Nkosi 12. Steyn 13. Kriel 14. Gelant 15. Kolbe
    Bench: Kitshoff, Marx, DuToit, Etzebeth, Vermuelen, Reinach, Pollard, Le Roux

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.09.19 08:37:55 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 70) : @durbsguy (Comment 69) : Thank you gents, I appreciate it.

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.09.19 10:31:03 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Well if I look at the signs and outbursts especially the level of dirty play the AB’s had to employ, I would say they know they are at peak and the boks are still getting better. I wish the boks could read that message too. From the type of haka they used to seasoned players desperately (at risk of being cited) infringing to stifle. To their own experts and ex coaches on air responses. Boks should take heart and become the machines they can become.

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.09.19 12:51:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 78) : If just moments were different I wonder how much the comments would change…the 2 moments being Faf’s shocking pass that led to the AB try and Le Roux’s shocker pass to Kolbe that prevented the Boks scoring. A lot of people moan about the Boks kicking, but it was their passing that was actually costly

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.09.19 13:16:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) : I actually thought the box kicks improved from the norm. It’s just like we didn’t know what to do to follow it up successfully, not just regathering the ball but the actual play after that. So box kicks better let’s just understand why we do them and come up with some well planned and executed follow on. I still say these boys haven’t hit their stride and must not get discouraged. Rwc is about heart much more than reputation. We know this.

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.09.19 13:44:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 80) : The thing for me is, if we are going to box kicks and rely on wingers to chase and contest and tackle then surely Nkosi should start ahead of Mapimpi? Or even guys like Kriel/Gelant to start on the wing and Kolbe at 15 to take advantage of broken play from a kick. If we keeping ball in hand then yes I see Mapimpi value, but chase and tackle are not his strengths.

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.09.19 13:52:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Seriously thea boks are one dimensional at the moment. They want to force the first phase crashball try. Could have scored 3 times in this period already. They’re making themselves look like mamparras….

  • Comment 82, posted at 28.09.19 11:59:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 82) : Seriously. I was hoping for above 70.

  • Comment 83, posted at 28.09.19 12:53:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 81) : Just checked Fu your right next to Koch. I think you’re right there’s like a centimetre it two between them.

  • Comment 84, posted at 28.09.19 12:58:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • My confidence in the boks just took a 10 point hit. This was either a no effort game or a sign that we aren’t up to rwc winning standard.

  • Comment 85, posted at 28.09.19 13:45:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • And Japan just did it again – beating Ireland. Just what this World Cup needed

  • Comment 86, posted at 28.09.19 13:54:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 86) : Ja. How epic was that? Although I would have pushed the drop goal option at the end. Gotta love rwc , right?

  • Comment 87, posted at 28.09.19 13:57:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : The game was frustrating to watch at times, but I won’t read too much into the performance.

    It was a bit of a patch up team and Elton again did nothing to convince me that he is even close to Pollard (who was also crap in the NZ game). That is actually a big worry

    It did look like Frans Steyn is regaining fitness – he definitely looked a lot faster than in previous games.

  • Comment 88, posted at 28.09.19 14:32:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 84) : Must admit u have me a bit confused with that comment? hehe

  • Comment 89, posted at 30.09.19 08:58:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • This really was a nothing game. Boks wanted 5 points, no injuries and for squad guys to get game time. Think they ticked all those boxes. Yes there were some errors etc but don’t think Rassie will be too fussed as the guys weren’t fully mentally switched on. I mean I think most Vodacom Cup teams would beat that Namibian side comfortably. Italy will give our forwards more of a test which will be good.

  • Comment 90, posted at 30.09.19 09:00:47 by SheldonK Reply

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  • What a disgrace Boks go into second game in a world cup tournament with the third choice hooker an over the hill retired average player who was never more than third choice for his own position in a 20 year career at no 8
    The Irish Captain and the Japanese captain are both South African number 8 both far superior to this mediocre pensioner ,but the greatest travesty is that the best no 8 in the past Super rugby campaign and his twin brother are sitting watching the cup in a bar in Manchester
    Erasmus deserves what he gets and if he thinks he can win a world cup with a team made up of his own personal mates, well good luck

  • Comment 91, posted at 30.09.19 09:34:21 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 91) : Well before he went to the bar Dan du Preez played his part in ending a 23 match Saracens winning streak by scoring 2 tries for his new Sharks team.

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 89) : Sorry. It’s auto complete. I saw Thomas du Toit next to Koch. They are almost the same length.

  • Comment 93, posted at 02.10.19 17:27:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 90) : I thought they had the luxury to be more creative and experiment with some flashier trickier executions which you normally don’t try to perfect against good competition. But it seems we may have way less in terms of sophisticated play and much more in the way if just struggling to master and perfect the basics. Which might not be enough…but then again I’ve seen Scotland Ireland Wales and Australia choke big time in the past week or so. So we may be in much better shape than I think….

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.10.19 17:32:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 94) : I really don’t think the players were that focussed against Namibia, how they perform against Italy will be interesting. Its win or go home for both sides.

  • Comment 95, posted at 03.10.19 09:53:13 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Bok pack demolishing Italy but our backs lack rythm

  • Comment 96, posted at 04.10.19 12:27:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 96) : Faf and Pollard very unconvincing again. Red card saves rsa world Cup

  • Comment 97, posted at 04.10.19 13:03:46 by jdolivier Reply

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  • You play 14 players, lead by 14 and kick for poles?

  • Comment 98, posted at 04.10.19 13:08:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 98) : Lack of confidence

  • Comment 99, posted at 04.10.19 13:09:59 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Finally we start running and off loading

  • Comment 100, posted at 04.10.19 13:10:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Hopefully Boks can now shake off the nerves. Pity about the red card ruining the game but that was just madness from the Italian props.

  • Comment 101, posted at 04.10.19 13:47:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ja this one felt better. Score is pretty similar but it just felt like we were intentional and deliberate.

  • Comment 102, posted at 04.10.19 14:00:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Good result from the Boks, was only following the online updates so cant comment the manner but the end result is really good. Think a good performance against Canada will really set up the Boks for a good challenge. Only problem I see is the Boks will have an off day as they aren’t that consistent, and whether they can still win on that off day will determine how far they get

  • Comment 103, posted at 04.10.19 14:00:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 103) : I really liked the constant pressure then picking up the pieces when the other guys fold it make mistakes. It’s a sign of more sophisticated strategic rugby. Not that we didn’t create our own opportunity when we had the ball, it’s just nice to see them realize you can still work and create opportunity even if you don’t currently have the ball. Something NZ is good at doing to us, enough pressure diligence in scavenging when we mess up…

  • Comment 104, posted at 04.10.19 14:08:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 104) : That pressure and capitalise tactic was used a lot by the Boks in 2009 very successfully.

  • Comment 105, posted at 04.10.19 14:51:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 105) : Kolbe was quite good at it today. Reminds me of McCaw….he was good at pestering and frustrating then pounce quickly to pick up pieces.

  • Comment 106, posted at 04.10.19 14:56:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 106) : Sometimes we get stuck in bashing down the front door mode, and in a deadlock it’s nice to have some sneaky options….

  • Comment 107, posted at 04.10.19 14:58:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Poor Argentina being outplayed by Nigel Owens of all people, missing so much including neck rolls and grass cutter tackles

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.10.19 10:58:12 by jdolivier Reply

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  • So a world cup to be remembered for piss poor officiating and clear setup of a nz vs England final. Really sad

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.10.19 11:28:38 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Cheetahs having an absolute blinder against ulster, beautiful running rugby

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.10.19 19:57:49 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 110) : Yup…two in a row! Really making the most of the time with the world cup players gone…
    Good start to the pro14 and playing beautiful rugby…

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.10.19 21:59:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 111) : Was a joy to watch the match, the teamwork, the commitment and the running of everything

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.10.19 22:07:44 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Nz really don’t like being reffed on equal footing to a “minnow” team, Namibia are doing amazingly well

  • Comment 113, posted at 06.10.19 07:38:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • So just a comment about another sport that I have to share because I am soooooo disappointed. I am not just disappointed that the Proteas lost without so much as a whimper, I am not just disappointed in the top and middle order for not showing any fight at all. I am also completely disgusted in how the last wicket fell. Muthusamy was on debut, he had faced a total of 214 balls for 80 runs without being dismissed, showing real grit and fight…and he was on 49*…Rabada had two balls to see out to give his teammate a shot at getting a debut 50, he gets a wide ball and just plays a ludicrous flailing shot to get caught behind, leaving Muthusamy stranded on 49*. What a right royal toss!!! I like Rabada, he is a brilliant player…and maybe I am being a bit harsh…but that level of not thinking of your mate, that level of not caring just disgusts me. I am more disillusioned by that than the way the rest of the team batted because if that is the sort of spirit in this team, then they can just go stuff off…
    :x :x :x

  • Comment 114, posted at 06.10.19 10:45:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 114) : The proteas have had backroom issues for a while now, not a happy camp it seema

  • Comment 115, posted at 06.10.19 13:18:42 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 114) : Is the Proteas performance really that much of a surprise when you look at the state of the provincial competitions in SA, the standard is so low I think some top schoolboy teams would be competitive in it.

  • Comment 116, posted at 07.10.19 08:07:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 116) : Ditto for rugby, varsity cup and school boy rugby is at such a high standard the last couple of years, sad that it doesn’t spill over when these kids get to provincial level

  • Comment 117, posted at 07.10.19 08:42:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 116) : I get that…the main gist of my venting was aimed at the lack of any thought for a debutant on behalf of one of the more senior players. I get that India is better…what Rabada did just p’d me off big time because it showed how little he cared about what would have been a major achievement for his mate!!! Just horrible…

  • Comment 118, posted at 07.10.19 11:32:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 118) : Its the current culture in our youth. All about the ME and never about the TEAM. There is no guts in that, the minute things get hard they all crumble.

  • Comment 119, posted at 07.10.19 11:45:12 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 114) : I didnt watch any of the cricket but did pick up that Muthusamy was 49 not out. I felt sorry for him but now after reading how it happened I too am not impressed. As the saying goes – thats just not cricket. You arent being harsh at all……how many debutants manage to get a 50, its a massive milestone in a players life. All cricketers know this, let alone those playing internationally. Its even worse when its done to the one guy who is gritting it out and showing all the qualities that those before him should have been showing. No respect for an obviously brave and disciplined effort. On the bright side he does have an average of 80, but it could have been 81+.

  • Comment 120, posted at 11.10.19 10:11:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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