RE: The Springbok team is not the place to try and play players into form!!!!
August 14, 2012, 00:27:36
Good points by all and we all seem to agree about where the majority of the issues lye with the HM's thinking around the modus operandi of the Boks.
One dangerous game I think he is playing with his selections which goes against a principle is that with his selections he does not create an environment of competitiveness amongst the BOK hopefuls pushing for starting positions.
If form is not a catalyst to a start, or consistency is not rated highly by HM then what is it that he wanting?
If we have this environment of loyalty then we run the risk of creating a dangerous culture of favourtism and not earning or living off how good you use to be - rather than how well you have improved and advanced your game and thought processing to reaching the pinnacle of wanting too be the best.
Loyalty is important as it creates unity and a team bonding, however itt needs to be managed. I am sure HM is not silly and his record suggest so. However, as many have noted on here. This is new ground and the highest test of anyones rugby knowledge, skill, experience, patience and virtue.
Many a great coach has gone through traumatic losses and amazing success - HM will have to go through the exact same and we will have to bear the burden with him and our beloved BOKs.
We will give him time and he will be judged from his success rate no matter what good he brings to the team. I just hope that SARU keep their corrupt and ignorant activities as far away from HM so that he is judged on his actions and not by political decisions which may skew his plan.
The Argies will be a good test this week and will come hard at the Boks. However, we all know that the RC doesn't start until we face the Wallabies and AB's.......HM will start earning his high salary when we do......