March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
Close, but, no cigar was the Stormers brave effort in Christchurch. No SA team has ever beaten the Crusaders on the South Island and the Stormers came close, maybe even ‘lost’ it themselves?
Nic Groom was very good and should definitely start ahead of the overrated and one-dimensional Louis Schreuder. Damian de Allende was awesome and I’m not a fan of him, however, can start to see why he is rated amongst a few. Fast, big and strong, but, I’m not convinced he is a Bok potential yet.
Jaco Taute came to the mother city with big wraps on him and yours truly are also a fan of him; however, he cost the Stormers a vital try, to be honest at that stage of the game it would have been a winning try by being selfish and not passing to an open player on his outside. Top players don’t make those mistakes.
Demetri Catrikilis is the weak link. Peter Grant must now start. Catrikilis kicking out of hand was shocking! Go back to the Varisty cup! And to think WPRU let Timo Swiel go to buy the latter back again!
Great news: Schalk ‘the machine’ Burger is back!!!!! He is a force again and Willem Alberts’ position is in jeopardy if the ‘machine’ keeps on playing like this. Alberts is a great ball carrier and defender (on most occasions – he still miss tackles due to poor technique). Burger’s workrate and flair to go with his ‘body on the line’ approach will make him a certainty in the Bok set up, especially now that he plays no.7. A loose trio of Burger, Francois Louw and Duane Vermeulen could dominate world rugby!
Jean de Villiers is the best Bok inside center of all time. If it wasn’t for ‘die doring of Despatch’, de Villiers would have been the Bok’s best outside center as well. Good news now that de Villiers is playing in the 13 jersey, is that Frans Steyn and de Villiers could be the Bok center combo as Mr Meyer, just as Jake White, believes in size!