RE: boks match day squad against Ireland
October 28, 2012, 00:11:58
@clevermike- I have been a fan of Dejong since his first year playing for the Stormers when he played insice center, with Jaque Fourie outside him. This was the last year that the Stormers had a good attacking backline. Peter Grant transformed from a running flyhalf to Morne Steyn, and it may be him causing the poor backline performance. I think this is why they were desperate to sign Earl.
Ludick would be a good option at 15. Bob Kirchner is solid, but anything but spectaculor
I would also get Jordan into the squad. He has brains and we need these to supplement braun. He would be good at 12.
This could be the make or brake tour for Hieneken Meyer. His selections have been his weakest aspect so far. As for the game plan, it seems to vary depending on the players on the field. Which asks the question- is their actually a game plan?
He has lost allot of faith in his approach and he seems to very Stubborn. His bulls approach worked because he had the best forwards out of any team in the Superxv. He just does not seem to comprehend this. The only game I have been impressed with so far this year was against Australia with Goosen at 10. Half a game against England, and an ok showing in New Zealand.
The standard of defence for the boks this year has been poor, and just not sure why Nienabaar is not used as coach. It is another case of sticking with the Bulls defence and attack coach.
Their is barely any Bulls players left to choose as they have all used to the chance to play for the boks to prove they are below standard.
I just hope that Morne Steyn is left at home.