Frans Steyn is over rated and it is better that he is not in the Bok-group. Luke Watson was seen as toxic in the Bok camp because he was not a racist and said that he almost vomited when he received his Bok-jersey….and then he was crucified by many Bok-supporters…
What he meant was that he felt nauseous to think of all the bloodshed that non-whites had to endure during the Apartheid era. He thought of how he was called a ‘kaffer-boetie’ because of his dad’s political views….bottom line is that he was misinterpret and he then realised how it was portrayed and apologised later!
How now is Frans Steyn the ‘victim’ due to SARU? Because of money ahead of the Bok jersey, is better than been a racist? He is just like Jake White, selfish and everything is just about him! His motto is ‘ask not what I can do for South Africa and Bok rugby, ask how much money can I make!’
Heyneke Meyer and SARU opened a can of worms by selecting overseas based players. Now Frans Steyn wants his bread buttered on both sides. I wish Dok Craven or Baas Luyt was still in charge! They would have told Frans Steyn exactly where to go!
I was a supporter of Frans Steyn for many of seasons; I believed with his canon boot, he was the chance the Boks had to beat the All Blacks. I, however, realised that if that is the Boks’ only chance to beat the All Blacks…well it probably is with the boring and predictable kick-chase-pray territorial ‘robot’ game plan. If he wants the money, let him go. Jean de Villiers, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh and Jan Serfontein can all slot in the 12 jersey.
The Boks should be too strong for the Welsh Dragons at home. Boks by 15! No more discussion needed.
Springbokke: Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: Schalk Brits, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Schalk Burger, Ruan Pienaar, Johan Goosen, Lwazi Mvovo.
Baby Boks vs Baby Blacks in the U.20 World Cup semi-finals has me worried. did we peak too soon? I beleive that the Bokkies are in most departments superior; however, with a bigger crowd probably attending the Baby Blacks is going to be a different flock of sheep!