Meyer picks Lambie, drops Steyn

November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

5 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: 16. Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Jaco Taute, 23 Lwazi Mvovo




17 responses to Meyer picks Lambie, drops Steyn

  1. No surprises.

    1. Let’s give Lambie the benefit of the doubt and say he played to instruction in the first two tests. Hopefully he will be allowed to play his natural game this time.

    2. Would like to see Mvovo finally getting a go and Taute get a chance at fullback.

    3. And hopefully my man Elton gets more than 5 minutes but HM says one thing and does the other:

    “The plan was always to give Elton a run on the tour. He’s shown earlier in the season that he can play Test rugby. It’s also good for his development as a player to experience the conditions here and to play in front of a big crowd like Twickenham,” said Meyer. But then hardly gives him an opportunity

  2. You must be a vary unhappy man today ; )

    i mean since you feel that heyneke is spoiling Laimbys carreer

  3. I see CJ van der Linde has also finally been removed

  4. Zane is starting at lock?

  5. CJ is injured, but also glad he is replaced

  6. Groenie,
    I also hope Jantjes gets a run, but i dont think 30 minutes, 10 to 15 maybe.
    Next year Goosen will be in anycase the top gun

  7. I think the team is great, would have played Taute and Mvovo, but they are on the bench, so might just see them play. Just remember England is great kickers of the ball, so expect high balls on F/B and on the wing. thats maybe why HM did not start with Mvovo (tends to fumble) and Taute (Saw him missed high balls during the S15 and CC)

  8. According to Keo HM has told Lambie to pay his natural game:

    ‘But I’ve had a long one on one with him and told him to play his natural game. He has always been a guy that takes on the line and plays really flat. He played too deep in Dublin and Edinburgh. I’ve said to him I want more on attack, I want him to get the backline going. Its a test for Pat going forward, but I really need a good performance from him on Saturday.’

  9. Please Pat play your natural game, get the back line firing. I don’t believe the NH players are as conditioned for running rugby like SH teams are, and 40mins of inovative attack the line play from Lambie, could see England flagging in the last 20mins, leaving gaps for mvovo and taute to come on exploit.

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