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Boklogic

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Taute selection shows no faith in Lambie??
September 23, 2012, 01:45:12

 Taute is a good player and I think the Boks could use him but with the introduction of Goosen to test rugby and now Taute called up when Lambie has had next to no game time, are we seeing the end of Lambie's test career so soon?

 

Sure Taute can double as a centre, but we still have to see the return of JP Pietersen whose future might be at 13 and Jordaan and Serfontein coming up as major contenders. At the moment however, I do not see JDV left out the team.


Shezza

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RE: Taute selection shows no faith in Lambie??
September 23, 2012, 02:30:48

Maybe it's the end of Zane's test career.


clevermike

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RE: Taute selection shows no faith in Lambie??
September 23, 2012, 06:37:51

Shezza

I do not agree with boklogic with regard to what he says - and you are pribably much nearer to the mark.   Hopefully you are correct - but one never knows with Meyer what effectively will be the case.

Meyer's biggest mistake as yet - will be trying to turn Pietersen into a 13.   He was very average and ineffective  when turning up in that position for the Sharks and we would lose an extremely effective wing in the process.  


Boklogic

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RE: Taute selection shows no faith in Lambie??
September 23, 2012, 08:16:03

 What do you not agree with Mike?? I asked a question, not make a statement!

So far, nothing points to Zane losing his place. He has played at least 75 mins of every test in the Championship so far. Surely if he was a man about to lose his position, Lambie would have had a lot more game time at his expense.


clevermike

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RE: Taute selection shows no faith in Lambie??
September 23, 2012, 10:11:45

Boklogic

sorry - I misread your comments.   Meyer made some serious selection errors - the worst of which has proven to be Morne Steyn and Kirchner - coupled to the Greyling diaster .   The latter two are really clueless.   Although Meyer stuck with him and Morne Steyn - the fiasco by Kirchner in the test in Dunedin must have convinced him that Krichner is no good - if it did not Meyer selection practices is a lost course.

The other priceless inclusion in the squad is Jantjies.   With his inlcusion is meant that Morne will be retained as flyhalf - with Goosen on the bench.   If Meyer ever had plans to drop Kirchner and Morne Steyn - then he would have left them out of the squad.   Jantjies has too many bad elements in his game and cannot be selected for higher honours - bad news that one.

I am not sure what his intentions are with Taute - whether he is going to be on th bench to cover wing and center, but he can also cover the full back position..    Taute is a promising player - but unprooven as yet on higher level.   But he is young and can develop - so lets hope for the best.

If I was in a position to avise Meyer - my first advice is to get both Morne Steyn out of the squad and also Jantjies - but that may be asking too much within the climate where SARU opertes in.

By the way Zane played in 75 minutesin each test and manage to buhher up 74 minutes of those - the latter being good motivation to get rid of him.  


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