RE: Player Assessment
October 07, 2012, 05:36:29
It was the Bok forwards that made the game the tight contest it was in the first half but as we all know rugby goes for 80 minutes. Louw battled hard but didnt quite have the effect he was envisaging as this time around the AB's were manning up and hitting the Boks hard. We didnt see the real aggression from the Boks that we were tols there would be? Not to sure if some of the young Boks got a bit of stage fright?
They certainly gave the Boks a lesson in both attack and defence but most importantly how to suck up pressure and not panic. The Boks lead the penalty count by a massive 12 to 4 and still couldnt make it count.
Goosen has obviously not recovered from his early injury and it may be worrying for SA if they start pushing this kid afterall he has only just come back from 4 months rugby and with the very limited time he has had in test rugby he has already injured himself twice. Looks like he has some glass in his body not good for his longterm prospects if he is going to be prone to injury - hope he's not a softee I would like to see him have a good go!