I’ve just watched both semi-finals of the Currie Cup and walked away with some re-affirmed perceptions about SA rugby. Continue reading
The Soweto test match ended-up as just another heart breaking experience for Springbok rugby fans.
The All Blacks seems to be in a different class altogether but I thought South Africa had an opportunity to clinch the test.
What was required was to keep the game tight with just bit more preciseness in terms of clinical execution on attack and defence.
The first New Zealand try came totally against the run of play and culminated from a knock on by Jean de Villiers (if I remember correctly). That try exposed our defensive weaknesses on the edges and gave the All Blacks the believe that they could win the match. That try was one of four turning points in the match the other three being the try in the first seconds of the second half; the injury to Johan Goossen and the missed penalty try for Kieran Read taking down a Springbok maul. Continue reading
There have been a number of really interesting articles over the last two days here on Sport24. The initial emphasis was on dissecting the Wallaby/SA clash and in particular the post-match statement by Jean de Villiers that the Springboks have not changed their game plan; that they are mainly executing better. Continue reading