RE: Side for next Saturday
October 01, 2012, 21:25:35
every report ive read on the All Blacks and going by hansens comments, i would be very surprised to see the All Blacks field a weakened team, IMO the way hansen pulled of carter, aaron smith, McCaw, o franks and conrad before the 60 min mark, is the best indication were going to be fielding our best team possible.
here are the teams i think both hansen and meyer will pick,,,
1 t woodcock, 2 a hore, 3 o franks, 4 l romano, 5 s whitelock, 6 l messam, 7 McCaw (c), 8 k read, 9 a smith, 10 d carter, 11 j savea, 12 m nonu, 13 c smith, 14 c jane, 15 i dagg
16 k mealamu, 17 c faumuina, 18 b retallick, 19 v vito, 20 p weepu, 21 a cruden, 22 b smith
1 beast, 2 a strauss, 3 j du plessis, 4 e ezebeth, 5 a bekker, 6 f louw, 7 w alberts, 8 d vermeulen, 9 r pienaar, 10 j goosen, 11 f hougaard, 12 JDV, 13 j de jong, 14 f hougaard, 15 p lambie
16 t liebenberg, 17 p cilliers, 18 f van der mewe, 19 m coetzee, 20 e janties, 21 j taute, 22 l mvovo
for the All Blacks i wouldnt be surprised to see mealamu start over hore, though IMO hore should start based on form from last 3 games.
for the Boks, i also wouldnt be surprised to see j veermak get called up onto the bench instead of mvovo.
i do think de jong will start, taute didnt iompress me much against the wallabies and meyer knows a victory against the All Blacks will go along way to remedy what has otherwise been a very below satisfactory season so far, so he might want the stormers combination in the midfield to help strngthen the synergy.