Coenie ...a confused situation
October 17, 2013, 15:14:39
This weekend, rather than taking on the Beast....as we would expect from an aspirant Bok tighthead.....he is scrumming against Herbst. The spin would be, that's where the team needs him. But isn't it time to admit Coenie is always going to be a target at tighthead?
Even against the flaccid AB scrum things changed when Coenie replaced Jannie. In the NH I think we may find Coenie plays the Ben Alexander against the Lions role. So we are an injury to Jannie away from having real scrumming issues.
He needs to stay at loosehead where his inherent power has a better shot at manifesting itself. He could be quite destructive in a dominant scrum. My bet is though, Kitshoff is the better loosehead and also quite effective in general play.
What is less clear, is who our next tighthead may be.