RE: We have an experienced core to work with
January 01, 2013, 22:23:44
Yes the experienced players will have to prove themselves but my list contains the older guys that should remain in contention.
We do not need to see the return of Kirchner, Jean, Morne, Steenkamp, CJ, Jeandre Kruger, Spies or Schalk.
Of the experienced players, JP, Frans, Hougaard, Beast and Bismark are definites to start in my books.
Of the youngsters, Goosen, Lambie, Etzebeth and Coetzee should also be shoe in's to start.
Thats 9 starters sorted. I reckon Habana might be ok to start but time will tell, one of the 13 candidates needs to cement their spot and we need a longterm partner for Etzebeth and more youngsters involved in the loosie mix up.
The side I would like to see would be:
15. Lambie 14. JP 13. Taute 12. Frans 11. Jordaan 10. Goosen 9. Hougaard 1. Beast 2. Bismark 3. Coenie 4. Etzebeth 5. Steph du Toit 6. Kolisi 7. Elstadt 8. Coetzee 16. Reinach 17. Serfontein 18. JJ. Engelbrecht 19. Kitshoff 20. A.Strauss 21. Marcel v/d Merwe 22. Brussouw 23. Arno Botha
As I keep telling you your takes on Hougaard and Frans are complete crap, much like your take on Brussouw who had more turnovers than most SA flankers in the S15 despite missing many games. Good old Meyer got it wrong with Brussouw - just another cock up by Meyer