South Africa (44) v Italy (10) F/T

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 8 Jun 2013 at 16:00
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The first test of the season kicks off at Kings Park at 17h15 today.

The Boks have lost a bit of experience, but will still hope to get their 2013 campaign off to a winning start.

South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein.

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giovanbattista Venditti, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Alberto di Bernardo, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Antonio Pavanello, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto de Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Martín Castrogiovanni, 19 Valerio Bernabò, 20 Joshua Furno, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Tommaso Iannone.


  • well done Bulls. uurrgh.. I mean, well done Bokke !

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.06.13 21:34:17 by SharksRTB Reply
  • @SharksRTB (Comment 1) : Haters be Haters 😛

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.06.13 22:35:44 by Uli Reply
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  • wow they really made hard work of it during the second half.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.06.13 22:43:55 by JD Reply
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  • The first great game Kings Park has seen since R18 last year… (the Rebels match doesn’t really count)

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.06.13 23:47:14 by David12246 Reply

  • With the points machine at 10 and Willie at 15 I only see good things coming from this team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.06.13 04:42:46 by Uli Reply
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  • You can’t really fault anyone from yesterday’s performance, Steyn did well and apart from 1 or 2 missed tackles. Arno and stood out like a sore thumb in yesterday’s effort. Habana remains a classy player

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.06.13 06:48:47 by Ludz Reply

  • When Its all said and done…Morne Steyn did nothing more than expected from him…AGAIN. This is against Italy…The reason Italy dominate the 20min-60min period was because CERTAIN players kicked the ball to them the whole time…Pure class right there

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.06.13 09:22:16 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 7) : Ja I also don’t get the whole thing around Steyn. He’s good at kicking, that is it. We’re still stuck in the Naas Botha era of 10’s. 🙄

    Sadly Lambie is trying to emulate Steyn, and he’s failing miserably.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.06.13 10:25:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : Agree with Lambie but he is young and still has the ability…However I do feel Naas Botha deserves more credit than he gets…he is more a Wilkinson player. Dominates with the boot (no doubt) BUT does so smartly. Not just kick and chase….know what I mean??

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.06.13 11:09:24 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 6) : Willie messed up 3 passes that were crucial.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.06.13 14:18:03 by Gerhardt Reply


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