RE: Samoa will kick yr butt...
December 07, 2012, 09:06:04
I see elsewhere that SA Rugby got clever and arrange a schedule of tests to be played in June 2013 against Scotland and Samoa, including also Italy.
Scotland may be without 2 or 3 players on duty with the British Lions, but the other two would be full strength teams. It would be interesting to see what can be expected from the competing teams - since 3 of the teams are in the same pool for WC 2015.
The interesting point in the process would be to see whether there was any real progress by the Springboks insofar as the following contentious issues that was detrimental to performances in 2012 has been made;-
* Problematic selection criteria
* Dealing with the "dead" backline issue
If the Springboks struggle against the three teams involved - it would be a bad sign that the two problems mentioned have not been addressed at all - and all hell will break lose as a result.