RE: Jantjies benched again...is it the beginning of the end?
August 23, 2013, 02:21:30
Saff, I know you like the kid but lets be real. He is a hit and miss player and hit and miss players dont win world cups or anything for that matter.
Jantjies does have some brilliance about him at times but its all to few and far inbetween. His little touches hardly ever come off anymore. I dont know when last I have seen him have a solid 80mins. He is no better than some flyhalves in SA that are stuck in the club system. I can promise you that.
A guy like Zeilinga was a superstar at school and has proven to carry on that form through age group. With the right coaching and training, he will be a really good player in the next 3 to 5 years. We dont need Jantjies as long as we have Goosen, Lambie and Catrikilis in the wings. I exclude Morne as he is obviously not the future at his age.
Can you honestly say you would like Jantjies to be on that field for the Boks in the Rugby Championship? He adds absolutely nothing.
What we need is a Honiball or a Butch James of 2007 not a Jantjies! AB's lick their lips at the sound of him.
Quade Cooper and Jantjies are alike. Both can be really good and both can be flops. Unlucky for both, they are both flopping in the last few years. I believe it is because defences are on to them now and they have no plan B. They take ridiculous options that would have worked when it was "the element of surprise" but now, it has become expected from them and the defences are wise to this. No plan B. Now they got nothing! There is a reason both of them are out of favour!
When last did we see Quade or Jantjies slight of hand fool anyone? These players know about them now. They have gone from being really talented footballers to nothing more than small players that cant tackle. Cant have that in international line ups or if you wana win a super 15.