November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
Die magitge All Blacks het net soos verwag was, die Skotte se rompies laat rondwaai. Ses driee bewys maar net die reuse verskil as dit by aanvallende spel kom tussen die werledkampioene, die Wallabies en Bokke!
The Springboks came back well after trailing 3-12 at halftime vs a pumped up Irish side, trying to stand tall together, but could not forever. The Boks won 16-12 and that was about the only good thing from it. The Springboks again looked clueless, boring and serious questions should now be asked about Heyneke Meyer’s vision or lack of vision. Still no depth & angle running nor starter moves from first phases by the Bok backs is an embarrassment!
One dimensional Zane Kirchner has to go. Juan de Jongh must be given a go and Francois Hougaard should be replaced by a specialist winger. Maybe Jano Vermaak should be given an opportunity as Ruan Pienaar is not a threat around the fringes. Patrick Lambie did not control or made any big impacts; however, he must be kept there to grow in confidence.
Heinke van der Merwe was a little surprise packet and surely this must be the very, very last tour that CJ vd Linde’s name must be in the group. Steven Kitshoff would have been a much better option to take on tour with a view for the future.
The Frenchdemolished the world’s number 2 team by beating a lack luster Wallaby side by 33-6. If players like Ben Tapaui and Anthony Faainga are rated as good enough for tests centres during this season, then surely de Jongh is good enough for test rugby. The Wallabies have a bigger problem as they have to accommodate Mike Harris in the team for his kicking abilities. The same problem the Boks had with Morne Steyn. Injuries to the Wallabies can’t be used as an excuse as this same team stopped the All Blacks a few weeks ago in Brisneyland.
The Pumashas picked the fruit of being part of the Championship and for the first time in 11 years puffed out the Welsh dragons in Cardiff. A great display of support running and offloads in the tackle was too good for the Welsh men.
Italy won a close encounter against Tonga, but as for the Boks, a win is still a win!
It is very important for all teams to win these tests as the World Cup 2015 pools will be based on the IRB rankings in December.