Bok team vs Scotland
November 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
Scotland being Scotland this should have been a chance for HM to rest some overplayed players and give the youngsters a run.
BUT the season HM has had (and the 2010 result) will probably force HM to make the minimum amount of changes.
HM has publicly stated that he might rest seriously overplayed and slightly injured captain Jean de Villiers. The problem with this is that HM did not take one back-up 12 on the tour. Sure JdJ can play 12 but he has been on form at 13. JdJ has brilliant feet but his distribution skills are lacking a bit to be a good 12 thus he is more suited to 13.
My team against Scotland:
15 – Jaco Taute: HM believes he is a FB and so does the rest of the world so play him there. Zane has had plenty of game time give him a rest.
14 – JP Pietersen – Had little opportunity in the game and got a harsh yellow. I would expect a better game against Scotland
13 – Juan de Jong – If JdV is fit he should play mainly cause HM seemed it fit to take only one 12 and an injured one at that. If JdV injured then I would have Mapoe at 13.
12 – JdV – Captain had an OK game but is deff slightly injured. JdJ can play if the captain is injured but he is the only recognized 12 on tour.
11 – Mvovo – He need a start people questions his defense but Hougie had another shocker against Ireland esp on defense. Earls made him look like a school boy.
10 – Pat Lambie – He deserves another chance. Maybe so does Elton but I would put Elton on the bench.
9 – Ruan Pienaar – Had a solid game against Ireland. He is not FdP nor Joost but he is the best we have.
8 – Duane Vermeulen – Had an OK game stole some ball and defended well. Not seen the best of him yet at test level
7 – Marcell Coetzee – Our loose trio looked a bit slow and heavy against Ireland. I would bring on Alberts as impact player.
6 – Flo – Had another blinder against Ireland. Should be next bok captain if he can give up the pound.
5 – Franco vd Merwe – Kruger had a off game and has not looked the part since the Eng series. It is time for a change.
4 – Eben – Had an solid game. He might be getting tired but should be replaced after 60.
3 – Pat Cilliers – the good Dok has a slight injury would keep him on the bench or rest him. Cilliers has not disappointed yet.
2 – Adriaan Strauss – Also had a good game. Showed real leadership qualities.
1 – Gathro Steenkamp – If he is fit he should play.
16 – Chiliboy – seems unfair after HM did not afford Schalk one min on Sa. Personal choice because he plays in Sa. But Schalk prob better player.
17 – Heinkie vd Merwe – Scrumed well on Sa. Did give away 2 penalties. But was not even at training.
18 – The Good dok if not injured. Otherwise will go to Malherbe the only other 3 in the group. Do not believe CJ can cut it at 3 anymore.
19 – Big Flip – has been improving the whole season. Seems to give less penalties away. Eben also had a long long season.
20 – Jano Vermaak – 2nd best 9 on tour
21 – Elton Jantjies – I would like him to come on with 20 to go.
22 – Mapoe – Or if JdV is injured Rhule.
23 – Willem Alberts – as loose forward cover. He can make an impact when coming on.
But I am sure HM will not move Taute from 13 and play Zane at 15. He will porbably bring in JdJ at 12.
Also not sure if he will drop Hougie but he seriously needs a break from rugby.