Hieneken Meyer- 1st year Review
November 19, 2012, 17:51:03
On the positive side I think he has done welll with our forwards. We have been competitive in most games at forward level.
The start of the year we dominated the collisions and the advantage line like we have in most games, although without a specialist openside flanker saw untidy play at the rucks, when Louw entered the scene things improved greatly.
I would even suggest that the boks may have the best pack in the world at the moment, even when many first choice players are not in the team. Also this year we have seen a vast amount of different players and combinations, and still we have been turned in solid performances match after match. One or two idiots have been disposed of like Werner Kruger, Greyling and the donkey Potgieter.
I think the forwards are only going to get better as the combinations gel. Meyer is good with the forwards, no doubt. We may need a 2nd open sider to cover injuries to Louw.
On the negative side-
The backline- The defense has improved as the year has gone on, but the attacking play has been woeful. Crash balls have been the order of the day and the outside backs have been starved. Only the oppertunistic Habana and Pieterson have made something of limited chances. Bob Kirchner has been the surprise package exceeding mosts expectations although I would still like to see another fullback
Only Goosen has brought the attacking edge, and is it because he ignores Meyers game plan?