The Bok issues are easily resolved
October 08, 2012, 10:05:44
for the most part.
Firstly get in a backline coach and Nieaber to sort out the defence.
Bring in Rassie to do the anaysis and tactical planning.
Get in proper player management of the Bok squad. Central contracting or by some other means.
Here is a sqaud of 30 players to use in 2013:
Kitshoff, Beast, Bissie, Strass, Coenie and Jannie
Flip, Etzebeth, Elsatdt and Bekker (Elstadt can be considered also as a 7)
Fourie , Louw, Vermuelen, CJ Stander, Alberts, Burger
Frans, Jean, Du Plessis, Jordaan
Habana, JP, Rhule vVn Der Heever
A nice blend ofyouth and experience
A starting 15.
Kitshoff, Bissie, Coenie (like to see how they go)
Flip. Etzebeth (Our two most physical locks)
Louw, Vermuelen and Burger (7)
Frans, Du Plessis (This one is open to (Super 15 form)
Habana, JP and Taute
It is quire clear Taute has to move back to 15
Jannie and Beast are very much part of the picture. However it will be interesting to see how Coenie and Kitshoff do. What is certain we cannot play Jannie and Beast into the ground like they have been this year.
There has to be some rotation. When you look at the 30 players one can see there is no reason why there cant be some rotation. Also it is imperative that the franchies do not overplay these guys.
Another experiment is this. If we find our pack is dominant we might want to play try playing Louw at 7, Fourie at 6. That would mean we have Bissie, Coenie, Louw and Fourie all very good on the ground. These little experiments need to be conducted.
The most problematic areas are finding a center replacement for Jean - who best to pick. Also to sort out the scrummie spot. It is settled in my mind that Taute is the man for 15. Frans. JP and Habana pick themselves. Lambie should get a shot I believe at the flyhalf berth which means he must play flyhalf for the sharkies.
Anyone doubting the depth of Bok rugby talent should think again. There are others who could easily be added a being capable of playing test rugby.