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Lambie to get his shot

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 1 Nov 2012 at 08:30
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Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie may well be in line for a start at flyhalf during the End of Year Tour of Europe, according to Heyneke Meyer himself. reports that Meyer was quoted as saying that he was not impressed with Lambie’s tactical kicking, which explains his role in the Rugby Championship earlier in the year, and that Meyer told Lambie to work on that in order to be considered Bok flyhalf.

Meyer was further quoted as saying that Lambie proved during the last few games of the Currie Cup that he had worked on this skill, and that Meyer will use this tour to see what Lambie can do at this level.

Meyer went on to say that he wants to go forward with two flyhalves for the Boks with it currently being a three horse race to play during the tour (add Elton Jantjies and Morné Steyn to the mix) and going forward it will be a four horse race once Johan Goosen returns from injury.

Meyer also commented on the amount of rugby being played by South Africans, indicating that he would like the system in South Africa to look at how New Zealand are doing it.


  • Finally! Hope now all these ‘Lambie is a fullback” nonsense will stop.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.11.12 08:38:18 by KingRiaan Reply
  • Great news, but I’ll believe anything Meyer says when I actually see it. 🙁

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.11.12 08:47:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    My thoughts exactly..

    With Meyer – Lambie getting a shot might actually just be 5 minutes at the end of each match…

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.11.12 08:49:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • If Lambie misses 1 kick that will be enough for Meyer to drop him

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.11.12 08:49:25 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 4) : Hell he gave Steyn and Goosen plenty of chances, if doesn’t give Lambie te same chances then there really will be a public outcry

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.11.12 08:56:12 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : exactly, I am also worried if Pat will still be Pat after stints under HM.

    I hope he does not coach that natural flair out of him

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.11.12 09:20:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I think Lambie will be under huge pressure to perform if he gets this opportunity… HUGE Pressure

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.11.12 09:27:36 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 7) : Of course he will be under pressure mate,

    If you are one of HM’s favourites? you get as much chance as you need, if not you get like 1 shot.

    KD and a few others are proof of this

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.11.12 09:32:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Really?
    Hopefully he gets a shot but what a bunch of rubbish anyway, Lambie’s tactical kicking is the same as it always was.
    Next thing you know De Jongh has managed to improve his attack, “something I wanted him to improve on…”
    This morning he has been quoted as saying we lost due to the All Blacks owing to Carter’s superior tactical kicking, not one iota about us being murdered on the counter attack.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.11.12 10:03:27 by neilster Reply

  • I think this is meyers way of getting out of the public eye with regards to lambie..surely he would of seen his potential flyhalves and spoken to them about what he wants in the beginning of his campaign..meyer doesn’t sound to up to date on what he actually wants from his general cause he says tactical kicking is am ust but steyns tactical kicking was shocking..

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.11.12 10:04:39 by shaniboi Reply

  • @shaniboi (Comment 10) : Good point, what is the yardstick that Lambie was being measured against for tactical kicking. Steyn? Its laughable…

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.11.12 10:10:38 by neilster Reply

  • The word we’re looking for is ‘placate’.
    Once over in Europe the laager mentality will return. Sadly, I very much doubt HM sees PL playing as first-choice in the WC in a few years time.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.11.12 10:12:51 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • We can only hope both Pat Lambie and Elton Jantjies get a good run on this EOYT. It’s time that both these guys are given the chance they deserve.

    I think any one of them if the coach shows some confidence in the player, instead of pointing to their supposed weaknesses, would be able to make the step up.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.11.12 10:25:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : elton and lambie are being set up to fail, meyer said going forward he wants ONLY 2 flyhalfs and he’s already said numerous times that goosen is the real deal and morne is a “warrior” who just needs a rest.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.11.12 10:37:56 by Megatron Reply

  • I believe that Heyneke is blind!

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.11.12 10:44:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • “Keegan Daniel will play against Australia” Heyneke Meyer 2012. Hopefully you will forgive me if I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. Apparently truth means very little to this creature.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.11.12 21:14:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 15) : Quite frankly I believe that this coach will say anything to take the pressure off him, with no regard for the truth or honesty. He is under huge pressure because of how Lambie has performed to give him a chance, to get the pressure off his back, he simply states that Lambie will get his shot this tour. This in no way is meant to imply that he will actually do what he said.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.11.12 21:17:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Meyer is in trouble and looking for excuses. He needs to give Lambie a “chance” to keep critics quiet. After EOYT meyer will say: “i gave Lambie a chance but mornè and goosen is beter and will be bok flyhalfs.”

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.11.12 21:52:20 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 16) : 100% correct.

    You get through Sandy okay?

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.11.12 21:54:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • meyer needs to change his gameplan or he may be jobless by Christmas.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.11.12 22:07:44 by JD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : Yep, thanks KSA, survived fine, and no tree falling on my house this time. 😀 Funny thing is my cable television and internet went out last night (three days after the storm) and still has not come up. Cable and Internet company are trying to blame it on the storm.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.11.12 22:55:06 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Comment 22, posted at 01.11.12 23:16:32 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 22) : fanta orange drinker of the year during rugby games: poisy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.11.12 06:50:24 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 23) : can you explain to me how the sharks (currie cup) team can be the team if the year? how does that work, they lost the final @ home.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.11.12 07:51:05 by Megatron Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 21) : 😆

    Our guys here still try and blame stuff on a virus attack we had a month ago. 🙂

    Glad everything is okay.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.11.12 07:51:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Try of the Year: Bryan Habana (All Blacks
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  • Comment 26, posted at 02.11.12 08:16:49 by Uli Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : My thoughts exactly.

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