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Adi: ‘We’re not playing as a team’

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 24 Aug 2008 at 07:20

Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs felt that South Africa’s inability to play together as a unit was the main problem after a dismal display that saw the Boks lose 15-27 to Australia in Durban on Saturday.

Jacobs had a good match under the circumstances, scoring both South Africa’s tries in the match, but he was the first to admit that it was not nearly good enough from the Boks on the day.

“We didn’t pitch up today,” said Jacobs after the match, hinting that some of his team-mates did not play to their full ability on the day.

“We showed that if you don’t win your breakdown ball, it’s gonna cost you dearly. I think our guys didn’t all pitch up.

“We said we’re going to look after the breakdown, but today the guys weren’t up to it, but hopefully we can regroup and next week take the Test,” said Jacobs.

Rugby 365 reports that the player remained modest about his own performance, but preferred to focus on the team’s showing on the day, urging that the Boks will have to improve massively if they are to turn the tables on Australia next week in Johannesburg.

“I think it’s always nice to score against a big nation, and it was really surprising for me to get two [tries] tonight, but really it wasn’t a team effort.

“I think we need to work harder as a team. I think two tries is not enough for us as a team.

“We’ll have to go back and see what we can do better for next Saturday’s Test. With the high altitude we might get it right for next Saturday,” Jacobs said.

Former Aussie wing and television pundit David Campese praised Jacobs’ performance, and said that he was the silver lining to South Africa’s game.

“Adi Jacobs is a star player, he played great rugby today,” said the outspoken Wallaby great.

“He’s one of those players that will have a go. He always shows the ball, and causes the opposition to hesitate. He’s a great attacking player.”


  • So if Adi can get it right and understand Peter’s vision, why can’t the others?

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.08.08 08:27:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Adi for Captain. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.08.08 09:45:51 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : whyever not? 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.08 10:23:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ve been impressed by Adi so far. He really has stepped up.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.08 10:34:47 by McLovin Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Coz we wouldn’t be able to keep Charlie off the site if that happened. And I can only handle so many :mrgreen: ‘s per day 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.08 10:39:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • i actually hope we lose next week.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.08 12:03:19 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 6) :


  • Comment 7, posted at 24.08.08 12:19:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • then something will have to be done

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.08.08 12:52:59 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • I’ll tell you what – Adi is playing his heart out and is easily the stand-out performer at the moment.

    Him and Bismarck were the two best plyers on the pitch yerterday by a long, long way.

    Well done Adi – you’ve certainly shut me up and all your praise is very, very well-deserved. Adi is probably the only thing PdV has done right so far.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.08.08 12:56:48 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Adi, Bissie, Beast and JDV have been our star players in the TN.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.08.08 07:31:19 by wpw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.08.08 07:45:12 by Charlie Reply

  • Seems like you can’t teach a old dog new tricks… 🙄

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.08.08 07:46:44 by Charlie Reply

  • Howzit Charlie???

    Did you enjoy Adi’s performance on Saturday???


  • Comment 13, posted at 25.08.08 07:48:47 by wpw Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 11) :


    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.08.08 07:49:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Anyone who didn’t should be lined up and shot!

    I have now firmly changed sides and am now in the Adi must start camp having switched the light off when I left the Adi is a supersub camp.

    It now just causes more kak in the Sharks camp though.

    We will now have Waylon Murray warming the bench when Adi comes back to the Sharks. Let’s just hope Murray can display half the patience that Jacobs displayed in the last few seasons for the Sharks.

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.08.08 07:52:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : Great mase kind…Adi was surely outstanding, but prove again how humbly he is and surely regards the team’s lack of effort in the post match interview most importantly then scoring 2 tries against Oz… 😎

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : I’ve commented quit some time ago that Murray must concentrate on Adi to watch and learn, but I was the laughing stock after that… 👿 BTW Adi can also be used @ 12 with Murray @ 13 in the the future… 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.08.08 08:04:22 by Charlie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Maybe a IQ test might help 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.08.08 08:06:23 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 16) :

    I think it’s always nice to score against a big nation, and it was really surprising for me to get two [tries] tonight, but really it wasn’t a team effort.

    I am so glad you see this comment in the same way as I did, because it can so easliy be twisted by his detractors as him saying “I did it on my own and it wasn’t a team effort” :mrgreen: 😉 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.08.08 08:11:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    @Charlie (Comment 11) :

    Oh my Gawd…. 🙄

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.08.08 08:14:15 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : Why would I ever see it in a different manner anyway, but surely I agree with your statement… 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.08.08 08:18:13 by Charlie Reply

  • I’m with Charlie here. Adi needs to start at 12 for the Sharks next year, no question.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.08.08 08:45:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Same here.

    He has shut my “supersub” door firmly.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.08.08 08:51:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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