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Boks must use bench to beat Poms!

November 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Heyneke Meyer looks like a bull without horns. Seriously, he has gone from saying things in May to know saying something completely different (things that most were crying out for). Is he panicking and realises that he is out of his depth and/or maybe his assistants are not good enough? Now, Patrick Lambie must play to his strenghts: in other words; Patrick, go and play rugby they way it was intended to be played!  However, now against England where tactical kicking is so much more important than playing the Scots or Ireland. In those tests Lambie should have be given free range! Eish!

The Boks if we can believe the media, are tired after a long season; weird that it’s the same for the Wallabies and All Blacks and they never use that as an excuse? Anyhow, it is true for all three countries and that is why Mr Meyer must use his bench must quicker than normal against the fresher Poms. Play typical Boks chrashball rugby in the first half and then soon after oranges time, Schalk Brits, Pat Cilliers, Heinke vd Merwe and Marcell Coetzee must be sent on to pick up the pace. Add Jaco Taute in Zane Kirchner’s place, Lwazi Mvovo on the wing and move Francois Hougaard to the scrumhalf position.You need a scrummie that’s going to break ala Joost vd Westhuizen, when you play the Poms. Just like the Boks, they play a very conservative game plan. These replacements early will add more flair and will cause more problems for the Poms on defence.  Don’t wait till the 70th minute! It’s time to go big or go home!

Springboks:Zane Kirchner, JP Pietersen, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (capt), Francois Hougaard, Pat Lambie, Ruan Pienaar, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp.

Replacements: Schalk Brits, Heinke van der Merwe, Pat Cilliers, Flip van der Merwe, Marcell Coetzee,Elton Jantjies, Jaco Taute, Lwazi Mvovo.

Put your balls on the Guillotine: (Mine in bold)

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7 responses to Boks must use bench to beat Poms!

  1. Selfde keuses as jy. Sal great wees as die Pumas nog ‘n wen kan deurhak

  2. I agree, let big boys cause some damage first up, then send on the athletes to take advantage of the sore tired bodies. I would also bring flip on to help keep the physicality up.

  3. in Eben of Juandre’s place? Flip gives penalites away

  4. So glad we do not have this problem in NZ. The All Blacks just get on the field and do their job….WIN! Once they have that black jersey on the passion for the game kicks in…..tired or not.

  5. HI Kevin

    I think you are summarising it pretty well, I would like to see that the boks attack the 10/12 channel with the big guys like DV and Alberts as you mention, I think it would be suicide to use JdeV for this role at nr 12, especially seeing that the Poms have reasonably strong and solid centres.

    Possibly it could also be a good idea maybe to use the Poms` style of putting the baal behind the opposition and with this I think it might be a good idea to try put the ball just behind the centre pair -with someone like de jong to follow up from there it could be very interesting indeed??

    Speed on the ball early in the second half would be great.

    We must however be careful in the early stages not to be over eager with the driving maul etc, I think everyone is expecting it and will thus try disrupt this movement. I think best will be to try surprise the poms with their own style of rugby initially-we have seen many teams over the years stun for example the might bulls by simply throwing thei own game at them..

    Think the poms will be testing Jp Pieterson and Niknaks early on with the hig ball, while sending crash ball on the de Jong channel early on…I think they will try get quick ball to avoid the colision up front…

    Balle op die guillotine, almal soos jy behalwe Samoa scaring the French….


  6. Ek hoop die Pumas maak aartapelskyfies van die Iere.Sou nogal uitgesien het na ‘n Hane , All Blacks wedstryd….

  7. Hoop die Bokke drink ‘n lekker koppie Five Roses tea

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