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.
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