RE: Springbok selection - Opinion Poll
October 29, 2012, 14:34:56
I can honestly, cross my heart, hope to die, say that I don't care what province players in the Springbok squad a from, as long as there is a good reason for them being there. I suspect the reason there are a few Bulls in the squad that could probably be replaced by better players, is that if they were left out, there would simply be too many disruptioins to the squad. Meyer is slowly getting the deadwood out, but to force the issue would leave him with an unsettled squad. Look, I don't think Flip should even be playing Super Rugby, let alone for the Boks, but I can still see that wholesale changes will also not fix anything. M Steyn is still a viable option (Even if only due to a lack of options) until Goosen recovers. Lambie is his real competition at flyhalf, Jantjes is a joke. Kirchner is boring and nothing special, but he is solid enough. Nobody can deny that Hougard has that something special, and as a impact player could easily win a game for the boks. Kruger is decent, even though not spectacular. With Bizmark and Liebenberg out, Chilli at least brings a bit of experience, and lets face it, he is not as bad as we all thought he was a few years back. My point is, they are there because of a lack of options, and that lack of options is mostly due to injuries.