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Baby Boks to make wholesale changes:

June 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

After a very disappointing opening match against Ireland, the U20 Bok team will have different look when they take on Italy tonight.

To have any change to advance they need beat Italy and England with bonus points,

As has been mentioned before, the game plan attempted by the U20 team on Monday night appears to be in line with what Meyers wants to see this Saturday vs. England from the senior team.

However as was evidenced on Monday night, if you don’t win the collision and get our box kicks spot on, this tactic can unravel and leave you looking a bit silly.

So much for Bok rugby moving forward after the World cup…

Anyway here is the likely team for tonight’s match. (only 3 of the forwards that played in the opening game remain)

PE boy Jason Thomas gets a start at hooker, good on him!

Below the team likely to start tonight:

15 – Marias Schmidt        

14 – Tshotsho Mbovane

13 – William Small –Smith

12 – Jan Serfontein

11 – Travis Ismaiel

10 – Handre Pollard

9 – Vian van der Watt

8 – Braam Steyn

7 – Wiaan Liebenberg (c)

6 – Khaya Majola

5 – Ruan Botha

4 – Paul Willemse

3 – Oliver Kebble

2 – Jason Thomas

1 – Steven Kitshoff

Oh , and go Bokke!

5 responses to Baby Boks to make wholesale changes:

  1. the disruption of wholesale changes might be negative. lets hope not. (not that there was any cohesion to disrupt judging by the performances in the 1st game)

  2. Hanjo, yes a disruption can only help at this stage.
    the baby boks looked a bit lost and flat on attack.
    i still believe that kicking should be done to place yourself in a better position on the field and have a oppotunity to create something while putting the opposition under pressure. this is not being done at the moment and it seems to me the current execution of the kicking play is more a kick and hope the other team makes a mistake.

  3. uysh said on June 8, 2012

    Dawie THeron says it was always in the plan to make wholesale changes because of the short turnaround time available between games.

    But I don’t think making a shambles against Ireland was.

    The team lacked composure and was erratic, I don’t think they were up for the occasion.

    Making these wholesale changes might have been the plan, but losing to Ireland wasn’t, and as such, I think he should have stuck with the core of the group and made one or two changes as necessary (tighthead and scrumhalf comes to mind). The squad that now has been left out, will sit with unresolved issues which they could have resolved against Italy. Now we won’t know which team is better. Personally think its a mistake.

  4. Kebble and van der Watt were definate starters after their impact as subs in the last game, but I am surised at so many changes.

  5. Ja changing things this erg won’t help their cause. why not change a handful and give the fringe players a start. surely against Ireland they had their “A” team?
    And I would play Jordaan at Centre not wing, yes he has the pace but he needs to have the ball to do something.

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