A win is a Win
November 24, 2012, 18:46:14
I stil fail to understand how the Springboks managed to get a win in this game. They were extremely lucky to get that try - still don't know how it could have been awarded. But a win is a win - even if it was ugly.
The scrums in the first half especially was a disaster area. Although the problem seems to be on the Du Plessis side of the scrum - the scrummaging was weak all round. Steenkamp throughout the game made one tackle and did precious little otherwise. I still think that he did not deserve to be selected.
We were indeed lucky - De Jongh got the ball once and did not knock it on. He made one tackle - but did not stop the tackled player from passing the ball - in essence a weak tackle. The only other instances where his presence on the field was noticed was when one of the English players just brushed him off when he attempted a tackle and the movement continued to go forward.
In realiry he did nothing on the field of play - any dummy would have done more.
This game is not worth watching a second time - - I hope there is something in the other tests being played worth watching.