Still no de Jongh! Heyneke a bigger clown than Snorre!
November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
The Springboks will face an all black team on Saturday. No not the current World Champs, but the fiery Irish will play in an all black kit so that their green jerseys do not clash with the real ‘green & gold’.
The Springboks won 15/20 clashes, while they lost 3 and drew 1 vs the Paddies. The Springboks did lose in Dublin in 2004/06/09 and before that way back in 1965!
Heyneke Meyer will be drinking celebarions Guiness (we’ll that’s what you do in Ireland) all night as this Bok team is good enough. However, how can Juan de Jongh still not make the starting XV? Jaco Taute failed at centre against the kiwis in Soweto and he prefers the fullback position. Is it Heyneke’s love for Zane ‘blue bull’ Kirchner that stops the obvious move of Taute at 15 and de Jongh (de Villiers’ partner in the Cape) at 13?
Great to see that Patrcik Lambie will start. Morne Steyn still on the bench ahead of Elton Jantjies stinks of Meyer’s lack of giving non-white players proper opportunities!
The Springbok team:
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Jean de Villiers (kaptein), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast MtawariraReserves: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcel Coetzee, 21 Morné Steyn, 22 Juan de Jongh 23. Lwazi Mvovo
My Springbok team:
14: JP Pietersen 15: Jaco Taute 11: Lwazi Mvovo
13: Juan de Jongh 12: Jean de Villiers (C)
10: Patrick Lambie 9: Ruan Pienaar
6: Francois Louw 8: Duane Vermeulen 7: Willem Alberts
5: Juandre Kruger 4: Eben Etsebeth
3: Jannie du Plessis 2: Adriaan Strauss 1: Beast Mtwarira
Reserves: Pat Cilliers / Heinke vd Merwe / Schalk Brits / Flip vd Merwe
Francois Hougaard / Elton Jantjes / Marcell Coetzee / Lionel Mapoe
Ireland will not be standing tall for long as the Springboks will win by 12.
The ‘men with skirts’ will try to beat the mighty All Blacks for the first time in 107 years. Good luck with that. These two countries first played in Edinburgh in 1905 and the best the ‘William Wallaces’ could achieve in 28 clashes were two draws in 10964 and 1983.
All Blacks by +20 (if it doesn’t rain!)
The Wallabies have frog legs on the menu or will the French serve up ‘chicken ala king’? Who know what to expect from the rude and emotional frenchies? The Wallabies must be on a high after stopping the bros ‘across the ditch’ a few weeks ago, but this one could go any why. France by 3?
PS: How much will the new scrum engagement laws affect the southern hemisphere teams which has not played under it. Instead of ‘crouch-touch-pause-engage it is now,couch-touch-set.