RE: Saffex how good in your opinion
January 04, 2013, 14:10:45
Ek I have heard zip about Bekker but hopefully he will have a good injury free season. They need to manage him carefully.
Steenkapmp is ordinary. I suspect we will see more of Elstadt at lock this year with Rhodes and Armand being the big number 7s.
Elstadt at 1.98 m and 118 kg is a nice enforcer type lock and also mobile. He and Etzebeth might just be the Bok locks ths year as I suspect Du Toit dispite snapster and Mike's protestations is still too green and is he a better prospect in any case - could be a bit faster than Elstadt but we need to see him against equivalent opposition - all very well to appear pacy at under 21 level but Super 15 is a big step up. Elstadt has at least had two years of Super 15 already and has proved he can mix it.
The big loss was Quinton Roux. I am also wondering if Koster will be back.