RE: The All Blacks will not retain the World Cup in England in 2015- This is why
October 09, 2012, 13:39:09
Well what will be of interest to me is how this pap ab pack shapes up in Europe. Who are they playing?
Susie - is this the lamest excuse ever offered? 120 minutes playing with food poisoning!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha if Kruger had been awarded the try he scored they would have been spared the extended embarrasment. Here we were just back into world rugby and winning the world cup - great stuff.
Jonu Lomu was flattened and got too scared to run. I recall Os Du Randt and Joost flatttening the guy and that was that. Jams Small also had his number. In fact if I recall it correctly Jonu never scored a try against us.
Yes the loss of Carter would be massive for the abs. He is a great flyhalf and flyhalf is the most influential position on the field. Now of course we have some misguided loonies talking about Goosen having a glass jaw etc. Well Goosen played a number of Super 15 games as a teenager did he not? He will do the conditioning and will be slotting penalties from 70 meteres and kicking huge touch finders and setting our backline alight - but wait to 2014 please gentlemen and kiwi bird brains.
Now of course the the kiwis here in their clueless fashion think our sive like defence at Soweto is typical and they can rely on it being weak in the future. Nothing can be further from the truth. Boks are well know for very good defence and that will be fixed as will the errant goala kicking -which together hav ecost us two victories agains tthe abs.
The pack will only get stronger with the return of Bissie, Burger and the attainment of experience and fitness of Coenie. There are superb young guys coming up like Kitshof, Elsdtat, Du Toit etc. It all spells forward dominance of a significant degree. The abs do not have the players to live with this lot.
The backline will look very nice with Hougaard, Goosen, Frans/Jan Serfontein, Du Plessis/ Jordaan. Wings Habana, JP, Rhule Howard etc. Only Habana might not make the next world cup.
Tons of talent waiting to be honed to be the best in the game.
Our immediate problem is that if certain players play in the Currie Cup they must not tour. Forget about the Currie Cup - its only purpose is to unearth young players. All those who are going on tour must be put on conditioning etc. If not then we will have a moderate tour. The then abs will be shouting how much better they played etc. Both Oz and abs are getting this right and we are shooting ourselves in the foot again. Oh when will these idiots running our game wise up.
One thing they have done something about is the refs. I do like the fact, and I am sure SARU had something to do about it, is we are having Northern Hemisphere refs officiating. One has not in the Championship felt that really bad bias as happens when bent down under refs are blowing. That wil be of great help in the future - and many matches which previousy would have been close loses will now become comfortable wins. Think of all the penaties we got both at Dunedin and at Soweto. True we didn't goal many of the kicks but that will change and we will reap huge rewards in furtue. What is significant is how much the cheating abs were blown up. Even mcaaw got blown for once although he still got away with things. This could lead to the abs loosing a big advantage and being forced to clean up their act as I have been recommending.
I always thought it amazing how we were the only team in the competitionwho never knew the rules. Quite evidently we are very capable of playiing to the rules as both these matches showed.
The one stat that will change then is the 43 penalties to 1 yellow for the abs and the 6 penalties and 1 yellow for the Boks (Oz fared about as badly as us in this respect) Tough times ahead for the abs if this hug eswing in penaties away from them continues.
In the end we may look back on BL and be thankful as it was his shocker that at last promted SARFU to act after many years of abuse. I can only hope the NH refs are here to stay. SARFU must not bow to any attempts to alter this. Pumas also be warned!