GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE!
September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
Mr Heyneke Meyer had a pretty rough start to the international scene with many of our supporters not quite being able to understand his reasoning.
And if HM is honest some mistakes was made. Like playing a really out of form Morne Steyn which did not help the Boks nor Morne. Picking truly unbalanced loose-trio’s with one combo being Coetzee, Potgieter and Alberts. Playing JdV at 13 instead of 12. And first trying to force Hougaard to be a kicking scrumhalf and then trying to force him to be a wing. And I could continue but this is not what this blog is about.
HM has really grown in his coaching and although his coaching methodology has never changed his squad did.
Bringing back Flo from England was a master stroke and getting him to gel with Vermeulen just balanced the loose-trio. Of coarse he has been fortunate enough that Steyn regathered his form and that some players like Eben and to a degree JJ has really grown since last season.
Also he is surprisingly fortunate that some players are injured all of F.Steyn, Hougaard and Spies might have made decisions difficult and then the dynamic of the team might not have been the same.
Win or lose on Saturday it doesn’t matter he is really building towards something and with some players still coming back from injury (like Goosen and Taute) and others getting more experienced like Jan and Willie we might be peaking at the right time come 2015.
Some would argue that with a few changes the Boks can be even better atm but that has always been the case that some will rate some players higher than other and some won’t
A coach can never satisfy everybody but atm one can’t argue that this team looks well balanced with the x-factor players in between the more structured players. It is no good having 7 Willie Le Roux’s in your backline.