RE: Why I am optomistic
October 09, 2012, 23:48:35
I agree with the Forwards. Add a healthy Bismark, chiliboy, Brussow, and Shalk and it would make the forwards very deep in depth. Hopefully everyone is healthy and available for selection to make the strongest pack possible.
The backs are not good enough. JDV, Hougaard, Frans were all dissapointing to be honest. Kirchner was average to below average, and Habana stood out and played very well. One back played great. That's it. To me, they all looked un-prepared, and stale. Not running onto balls, no organization, not being able to adapt to defences, and just one pass -catch - run into tackle......it seems there is no system, or creativity. Coaches??
15 - I really like Willie Le roux. I was told his tackling is not up to par though. Haven't noticed it in CC this year though but that's CC....It would be Lambie, le roux, or Aplon
Wings would be the same as you, Mike.
Centres would be Frans and like you said, whatever the 2013 Super rugby season gives us. JDV should not be starting next year.
Fly half - Goosen, and........Morne, Jantjies, Grant........
Scrummie - Pienaar is the best SA I've seen so far, so I would have to pick him. I will throw a replacement name out there.....Van Zyl?? I know he's young, but Seems to have the potential, and size, and plays with Goosen on a free running, attacking Cheetahs side. I could be completely way off base, but he looked good the times I watched the Cheetahs.