RE: Bringin Beeno to account
November 19, 2012, 11:16:35
Please Mike Steenkamp was fine and your imagination is running riot.
CJ was played on the wrong side of the scrum and should not be considered as a tighthead particulary when facing a difficult short opponent. Meyer made an error there. Fact is as has been noted while Jannie and Steenkamp were on our scrum was fine and that first half was good.
So you got half a mark as CJ was not too bad at loosehead so you cant altogether blame the player.
Greyling played well in a test in NZ in 2011 and well in the Super 15 so was a reasonable selection. He exploded after waiting 70 odd minutues on the bench at Dunedin. One bad match doesn't define him. At least he wanted to play! Probably too much and was so fired up he lost it.
Loosehard props for England test - Steenkamp and Van der Merwe tighthead Jannie and whoever is stronger of Cilliers and Malherbe. I think Meyer will go for experience and pick Cilliers but I would go for the stronger prop which is probably Malherbe.
My other point was De Jongh who could hardly be assessed given his involvement in the game . Looks to me like De Jongh would make a good wing. I agree re his distribtuion skills and have been saying for years its his weak point. That said our backline passing is a poor as a whole as are the lines we run etc
I see on TV van graan - right name? - was named by Matfield as their Bok attack coach (Please note windpomp). Who is he and who is Loubscher. Can Meyer get in the right people in is a big question.
MIke I know our attack is weak but I think Meyer is going for ugly wins right now. However I am wondering if we may just surprise England with a more Loftus versus Oz type of approach. Lambie can play a running game etc. We shall see.