RE: Another young talent packs his bags thanks to AC management skills
May 31, 2013, 10:42:14
The point in case is that we haven't even seen JP Du Plesis all season and hardly seen de Allende. The stormers have fantastic back line players that just don't get a look in. We lost Sadie, Whitehead and JJ, all who would have been better than what we have right now. JJ has actually showed how much pace he has. He is big strong and fast and probably an architype winger for the modern game. I rate habana and aplon but you can't have some many small players in your backline, the will simply keep losing posession in the tackle.
AC should have been fired last year, but because the Stormer finished top of the log and the imploded int he semi's which he has done 3 years in a row.
I think the real reasone why the Stormer have so many great youngster are to do with Rassie and the work that he did in the back ground. Now he has left it is becoming all to evedent that Alistair is nothing more than a club coach.
Just imagine a backline with 10 Pollard, 11 JJ, 12 De Allende, 13 Howard, 14 Du Plesis, 15 Swiel
The you have players like Sadie and Whitehead. All of the above players can almost play anywhere in the backline.
Oh wait, they are not the right shade.
There are 15 games being played in super rugby and not even 5 starts can be given to these guys. Pathetic.