Alberts is starting because they want to control his impact workload. If he’s coming off the bench its impossible to do that.
Jean will always play if available. The same applied to John Smit.
Stats show you a different angle that you previously missed.
Watch a game, go read the stats, and the watch the game again. Then have a look at what coaches obsessed with fine detail are saying, and then watch […]
Kolisi received the ball 7 times, passed once, and carried 6 times for 62 meters with 1 clean break beating 3 defenders. He played 76 minutes and made 8 tackles.
Coetzee received the ball 11 times, carried all […]
Running metres are deceptive. Because a single break will put you way over your teammates. Kolisi probably made about 40 m with a single break.
Pierre carried at double tackles, so he made small gains. Since we […]
Spies was in his position in acordance with the game plan. He made 1 more tackle than Kolisi, and slipped one.He carried the most of all the loose forwards, and Scotland were waiting for him.
Calling Spies out […]
The AB’s will be disruptive at the breakdown, but that’s just something they are good at.
If we play Willie at 15 against them, I expect them to do exactly what they did to the French no 15. Push him into the […]
Defense at 10 when your defending against forwards is 9/10 just about holding the player up for a bigger forward to make the tackle.
I think our biggest problem is our forwards don’t adjust on the pitch. If you see the other team is going off their feet and not getting blown, why the hell are you staying on yours?
Do you blame a player for […]
Its funny that everyone is going after Spies, But he’s actually had 2 good games in as many weeks. What one should analyse is how good a job he’s dong in the Bok structure. Last week he had the best tackle and […]
Watch a game on ESPNClassic… Not even one that old, 2001/2002. The scrums today are less of a mess than they were back then. The contest is also bigger. Nostalgia clouds judgement
The thing is, Coenie cannot play on the Loosehead.
Not because of this or that, but he get injuered due to the fact that he’s rolling to the right and not going straight. On the tighthead he doesnt have that […]
But they do have guys that do that full-time. I think down here it is Hennie Bekker if i remember correctly. They normally have different guys for differnt regions.
I actually called the Schreuder pick. Not because I’m a big supporter of his, but because when the Cape Town camp was held, he was brought in as cover.
Due to the fact that a left-footed 9 is handicapped, HM […]
JdV wouldn’t have been able to. As someone who has tried to catch passes like that at 13, you let that pass go and pray it goes to the wing, because if you stick out your hands its only going to get knocked 999/1000
Thats not exactly fair on AC. Rassie was there until end of 2011. So you will start to see the Post-Rassie effect in this year’s WP u/19 team. The same goes for the Heynecke created logjam at the Bulls.
And while they are at it sommer make one for Jacques du Plessis as well. The logjam in front of him at the Bulls is huge.
I’m cannot be sour about the Cheetahs.
I came up for Coenie at 3 and I praised Trevor. I rate Adriaan Strauss highly, but he had a lull in his game in the 2nd half. I wouldn’t pick Willie at 14 because he […]
SInce no one else has pointed this out:
Watching Flouw on Saturday, I realised just how much Heinrich Brussouw is out of form.
Mvovo cannot play on the right.
You have to have experience in hte mix, and if you are going to rest Jean, he will replace him with de Jongh so as to keep the experience. We could perhaps see Jan start at 12 […]
I’m going to take your post from the top and just give my 2c.
Kick off receipts should never be a problem, You runt to your position, the players communicate about zones and you jump with a lifter. The amount […]