November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
With HM set to “shock” the world and select Lambie as the starting 15 against Wales.
One has to wonder if this isn’t where his future lies.
Some will disagree and others will agree. But the fact that Lambie is playing 15 will improve the Boks a lot. He can kick of both feet and can easily slot into first receiver if Morne is caught in the ruck.
With Morne on top form and Goosen slowly coming back Lambie’s chances of making the Bok 10 spot his own is diminishing by the day. Add to that the fact the a youngster like Pollard will be making his SR debut in 2014 and you can see where I am going with this. (rumor has it that Hougaard is also training again).
And at the Sharks (his franchise) things aren’t looking much better with younster Fred Zeilinga growing in stature and the former WP wonder kid Timo Swiel going the other coastal team (fresh of a u/21 CC trophy). And with Lambie yet to step it up at SR level much like Jantjies.
One can easily see how the Sharks will start with Fred and bring Timo of the bench for that x-factor with Lambie having to scrap with SP for the 15 berth.
Many will see this as negative but the fact is South Africa needs a world class 15 if we are serious about winning against the All Blacks more regularly and Zane just ain’t the mustard.
And Willie just does not have the kicking skills for 15.
Thus Lambie is a perfect fit.
I for one am just glad that the Lambie question has now been answered and he can concentrate on playing in one position that will be to the benefit of franchise and country.