Could the Sharks beat Meyers boks of 2012?
October 21, 2012, 00:36:57
So far Meyer has delivered 1.5 very good games. The 1st half against England, the game against Australia.
Average games against the Allbalcks in New Zealand and Argentina in South Africa.
The other games have been pretty poor. The worst was in Argentina where it looked like a bok team back in 2001 under Straulie.
The Bulls game plan which Meyer denies is the bok blueprint was evident for much of the season where the order of the day was kick and chase. Even if it is not the exact game plan, he has picked the personel in many cases who can only play the Bull way. And the Bulls of 2012 are not what they were over the last 5 years or so.
The form of the Sharks towards the end of the SuperXv, was the form team in the tournament. Even many Chiefs supporters would agree with this, that the Sharks are a better team than they are. (except for the final when the Sharks had done more travelling in a short space of time than ever done within the tournament or any rugby tournament).
Except Habana, Eztbeth and Goosen I think the Sharks players and game plan could be the boks based upon some of the performances dished up by Meyer.
The Sharks and Stormers are easily the top2 teams in South Africa but the Sharks have a more complete game plan. The Sharks should sign Goosen, although Lambie is an excellant flyhalf as well so maybe better to have them both at different unions