Bismarck no longer an automatic selection #Bok15
April 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
Bismarck du Plessis better watch out cos Adriaan Straaus is hot on his heels. Some of you may castrate me for saying that, but before you do – have a look at the Stats. Bok Rugby enters a new era, and Bismarck is not an automatic selection anymore. I’m not saying he shouldn’t start, I’m merely saying that his inclusion is not as absolete as it was when Rugby World Cup ended last year, and JS retired. Don’t be foolish and just assume that its his time. Analyse the present without getting all emotional because he missed out the last few years due to the unfortunate situation with John Smit. Also, dont hate just because you love Bismarck…I think he’s brilliant as well. Have a look at the info below.
My views are not unfounded. Statistics help me out.
Everyone goes nuts becuse Bismarck steals lank ball. Kak. He has stolen only 3 balls in 7 rounds of Super Rugby.
Then, Just to grab your attention (from our friends at Axe). Follow the instructions on the Right – Can you see the Pic?
Then – lets have a look at the thing that pisses us all off the most. When Bismarck gives away a penalty, we all (Sharks and Bok fans) scream at him. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. On the Penalty count, Bismarck is right up there as expected.
Lets Turnover Stats. Bismarck is also right up there, but Adriaan Strauss pips him to the post
If I have a look at the SuperSport Fantasy League, the stats (points scored for awesomeness) also act in favour of Adriaan Strauss. As expected, Bismarck is the most popular of the Hookers. Those who have him in your side, are playing second fiddle to those playing Adriaan Strauss.
I’m not saying Bismarck shouldn’t be our starting hooker. All I’m saying is that he is no longer a automatic selection. I’m sure Heyneke will go into a whole lot more details, but straight off the bat – Adriaan Strauss needs to be seriously considered.
Yeah well. Thats my thoughts. Nuff said. Well played to the Sharks this morning. Craig Burden was superb