Boks tweaking gameplan
The HP manager is Rassie Erasmus. By the way.
Saru’s High Performance Manager admitted that the Springboks’ much-maligned kick-and-chase approach has been gradually losing its efficiency in recent seasons.
He was quick to add, however, that the Boks should not veer from their conservative gameplan but rather make minor changes to add more strings to their bow.
Read the whole article then come back and voice your opinion.
I don’t know what the relationship is between HP manager and Head coach or who is higher on the totem pole but it is encouraging to see or hear someone admit that our present game plan needs tweaking.
If you read the article further you will see what I also believe is the root cause of our problems. Burnout!! Yes folks Burnout!
By the time our players have finished playing the Super 15 they are exhausted and burned out and stale. No matter how much you love the game and enjoy watching or playing Saturday after Saturday, you have to admit that there is currently, just too much rugby.
Straight from Super rugby (With some tests thrown into the mix) the top players go into an extended Tri nation, Champions cup and then on to an end of year tour.
It is no wonder that the injury lists are so high. Bodies can only take so much abuse before breaking down.
Central contracts allowing player management to take control instead of money, will go a long way to strengthening our national team and increase the playing time of all bench/fringe players.
Brains must overcome greed and the National team must be able to dictate player game time or restrictions on playing time must be introduced and monitored.