The much anticipated CENTRE debate!
March 02, 2013, 22:18:00
De Allende and JDV vs Steyn and Jordaan.
Cant say anyone clearly stood it. Stormers again looked like shit on the attack and I would say Sharks had the better of them in terms of backline attack but still no clear favourites. De Allende was 1 dimensional and offered little. Signature move is to cut inside. Too often just bought to ground too easily and set up next phase.
Little opportunity for JDV. Showed some strength when pumping his legs in the tackle but no real line breaks or space to move. In summary, get De Jongh back at 13 and JDV at 12 immediately. At least this way they sure on defence if nothing else.
Steyn had some good, strong hit ups. Nothing fantastic but it was never gona be in a muggy arm wrestle. Jordaan was probably the most likely to cause a stir this match. Few nice half breaks early on and had the vision to put the grubber in that nearly put Mvovo away. A few times he good have had a break but shit passes and slippery ball halted progression.
I think the battle of the centres this weekend for the Sharks v Stormers game will go to the Sharks but like I say, not much to talk about on either side.
On another note. I have watched De Allende only 3 times now and all three times he has looked very average. Is this due to Jantjies and standing too deep perhaps because I can not see anything "special" about this bloke?