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I had expectations on Sadie too. Let's hope that his move to Bloem will be beneficial for the Boks too.
Posted 17:12 31st August 2012
Guys just to explain:,women are not allowed to play in Men's international rugby and especially a grandmother could get seriously injured! I think it was banned some time after Balshaws departure from the England squad.
Posted 17:09 31st August 2012
PS: credits must go to J*
for his entertaining and witty contributions
as much as his loyalty to the stormers -
he stubbornly writes each and any of their players into world class, at least bok level.
Posted 19:49 30th August 2012
theres still hope.
i always hoped for Sadie to be the man, but he had a notsogood season, maybe he comes back withthe cheetahs.
i am an avid fan of frans and fourie,
but both i found rather disappointing when i saw them at RWC (fourie) or now (frans). especially in comparison to SBW an Nonu skillset.
Posted 19:46 30th August 2012
Like both your teams ,shows alot of promise,but i rather dought we will see them this year.Cant help but feel that HM is going to persit with his crash&bash-kick&chase ,at least to start with,.Might see Lambie ect in the final 20-25 mins ,lets hope so anyway.
Wow yes the wallabies have a bit of a crisis atm,,but i dought throwing total newbies into the cauldron ,is going to save them.Best just to hope the wallabies find some intensity,and sort out their ball control ,kicking game,and 1st up tackles.Then blood the youngsters in the aurtum tour.Where you can hopefully try out the likes of B.Slater-G.Inglis and J.Thurston. from the NRLWont solve the fundemental front 5 problem and getting/securing good ball, but may be a start
Mate i think there just pulling your leg lol,but your right anyones granny might be a step up from ZK .You like me just cant see what he brings to the team ,that G.Aplon or myriard of other players doesnt..Guess its destined to be just one of those mysteries
Posted 17:41 30th August 2012
I like georgesmith.
Irrespective of the context, he keeps on going with Oz's stuff. Brilliant.
Posted 16:00 30th August 2012
Jeez... Where did all these cray-crays come from all of a sudden? I don't even know where to begin... I picked my grandmother as fullback and now it's all of a sudden fair game. I think I saw Thabo Mbeki as somebody's tighthead prop... I'm getting out of here.
Posted 14:44 30th August 2012
By the way. I was quite impressed by Jordaan, he should be in the mix too.
Posted 13:45 30th August 2012
If you do not get enough sleep, go to bed early.
Posted 09:45 30th August 2012
HM is already under pressure after only 5 games...i cant Belive that hé or the SARU cant see it.. They are selecting the wrong players and planning a shity boring style of rugby,so predictable and the All Blacks are gonna tear us a brand new hole so big that its gonna hurt for seasons and probe that they are the worthy world champs!!! I hâte to say but at least pdv had More of an Outlook and imagination then blue bull Hm.....PLEASE HM listen to the fans your bulls style rugby is shit outdated boring predictable rugby..selections of plenty players is wrong Some should not évén be allowed to Play currie cup rugby....team should be this or close enough to this..
Those out due to injury or playing elsewhere but Still in the squad.
32 Morne steyn
35 JP my SA player of the year so far
Posted 08:50 30th August 2012
1) beast 2) biz /burden 3) coenie 4) etzebeth 5) sykes / kruger 6) brussouw /kolisi 7) coetzee / 8) alberts/ vermeulen 9) pienaar / s pretorius 10) goosen/lambie 11) mvovo 12) f steyn 13) j fourie / serfontein 14) Hougie/ Rhule 15) JPP/ aplon
this is how my team would be for the next few years... grunt and industry up front talent and verve at the back. JPP i would convert to fullback to give lambie the chance to settle at 10 along with the goose - these days you need proper specialists at 10 especially with the attrition rate.
my team for right now wld be
1) beast 2) burden 3) j dup 4) etzebeth 5) sykes / kruger 6) minnie/flouw 7)coetzee 8) alberts / vemeulen 9) pienaar / s pretorius 10) lambie 11) mvovo / habana 12) jdv/ebersohn 13) F steyn/ serfontein 14) Hougie 15) aplon
i would swop the centres around as i think F steyn is more creative in space... and i would take a risk on serfontein as i reckon he has got the goods to be the star of the show. what i like about this team is that it gives us the opportunity to be daring and try out new ideas and combos... lets face it we might as well cause we gonna get smashed any way we might as well try and play with some style !
Posted 08:04 30th August 2012
A start in the right direction, HM still needs to bring in Saral Pretorious and Gio Aplon in my opinion.
Drop Frans Steyn to the bench as an impact player start Lambie/Goosen at Fly half and Saral at Scrummie, Habanna,Hougaard and Aplon at 11, 14 and 15, JdV at 12 and De Jong at 13. Get rid of Pinnar altogether and bring in Charl McCloud as cover at 9. Now THATS an attacking back line, all you have to do now is teach them to off-load in the tackles instead of going to gound EVERY TIME!!
Posted 07:49 30th August 2012
Full back solution : Joe Pietersen ?
Posted 07:14 30th August 2012
Wallabies are in for a thrashing. The over-rated players must go. There has to be wholesale changes to the squad.
This is a crisis.
New players have to be introduced immediately, if not Wallabies have no chance of winning next year or the next World Cup. New set of coaching staff needed to build a new Wallabies team.
If All Blacks are the benchmark and a player like N. Sharppe, who will not play the ABs next year then what is the sense in using him against Springboks and Pumas Tests. Shouldn¿t he be just discarded now that so much damage has been done? D. Dennis is in the same boat. Ship him to Europe and let¿s stop wasting funds paying him. We need a ruthless no.6 and he is just not the material. S. Higginbottom is best no.6.
K.Beale is a crazy player. He doesn¿t deserve to be Wallaby anymore. A player with so many Test caps is expected to perform to an expected level but K.Beale just doesn¿t have it up there mentally.
Now, it has reached a point where it can¿t be accepted anymore. He needs to go back to club rugby and sort things out. If he deserrves a second chance then he has to earn it and also wait for it when opportunity presents itself.
R. Coleman and J. Morg of Brumbies need to be considered.
AA. Cooper has to be put on notice too. He is not the same player anymore. Maybe it¿s the Waratahs syndrome but he is not good enough. Let¿s not hold back the progress of N.Cummins anymore.
We need to keep changing with time if not Wallabies will become Wobblies for good and for a long, long time.
Posted 07:00 30th August 2012
I had thought countries had to name their squads before the Rugby Championship, and that those squads were for the duration of the Championship.
Was I wrong? Or is South Africa bending, sorry, breaking the rules again?
Posted 04:00 30th August 2012
"... we need as much time with them as possible to get them used to our structures and game plans"
HM, please utilise sound game plans and mend hearts.
Posted 01:00 30th August 2012
who suggested ebershon? he's a little boy! JdJ and frans for me, solid D and can make a break or two if we have a fly half you can attack the gain line. Not going to happen though with steyn sitting pretty doing sweet FA
Posted 23:58 29th August 2012
You left juan de jongh off the list by the way
Posted 22:43 29th August 2012
I agree, why leave Keegan and drop Potgieter? Francois Louw should have been there already, Duane Vermeulen is class but is he game fit? Anyways, if Alberts, Vemeulen and Louw are on the park together and find their groove, you will have 349kg of mobile, abrasive, intimidating collect (Louw), bash (Vermeulen) and brake (Alberts) power. Then again, the way we've been playing they might just resemble the three "fat" tenners... Johan Goosen...to soon, just came back from injury and we have Lambie for goodness sake! @Jaystar, not sure about your granny at 15, my granny might be a better bet! @trinats - you're gonna be beaten by a substandard team A.K.A the Springboks...Go Bokke!.
Posted 22:12 29th August 2012
Ok ok... I sense some antagonism towards my selection of my grandmother as fullback.
Let's just bring back André Joubert then:
Posted 21:11 29th August 2012
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