RE: Bulls Player of the year award goes to Dean Greyling and Werner Kruger
December 03, 2012, 19:16:03
"I referred to the initial preference of Bull players and usage of them in early tests - who in the main performed badly and dropped out of contention. That is a fact of life and I believe part of the familiarity issue Meyer himself mentioned."
There were others who dropped out of contention as well, or got injured.....
"..........what is ignored is that the Bulls still had the largest number of players in the latest squad for the EOYT."
So what? should there be no Bulls players in the squad?
"Lets put it bluntly - I do not care how many Bulls players there are in the Springbok team - after all the team represents the country and we should all be loyal supporters of the Springboks................ "
You could have fooled me.
On another thread you lamented Meyer's "failures" but then eventually came to the conclusion that it was not as bad as you tried to paint it in your first reply to teh opening post.
Remember how your main pilars of your complain was the assistants, the fullback and the centres. You consceded that the fullback one was not as serious. it was just not to your liking.
The centres eventually panned out to actually be more a general problem with centres in SA as a whole.
As far as the assistants are concerned.....
Much was said about the crap Boks defence because if the crap Bulls defensive coach. The defence of the team improved as the year progressed and how many tries did England score against us and how many against the All Blacks at the end of the year?
Much was said about the useless crap back-line coach that he scratched out somewhere. The big difference between the SA/England game and the Eng/NZ game was at the centres. Ours was toothless against England but the Eng centres could not break through us in the way they did against NZ. The same England centre pairing demolished the ABs. Still, our back-line was poor because of the backline coach.
Much was said about the crap Bulls forwards coach. I don't know about you but there was a marked improvement in our forwards over the year IMO.
".....and if the qualifying players are all Bulls I for one would accept that they qualify for selection on merit. "
Remains to be seen