RE: Franvois Steyn - gunny selection
July 03, 2014, 14:02:28
It is not horseshit - anything but. Frans produced nothing for the Boks in 2012 and has not played for them since then.
This year for the first match of Super 15 he looked good and on the cone back trail. Since then he has gone backwards in every game he played at center. He is the only SA 12 who -
* never once made a line break after his first game for the Sharks this year;
* in all the games he played in broke the least number of tackles of any 12 in SA;
* is the only 12 in SA that has not scored a single try;
* had most possession losses of any player in the competition;
* gave away more penalties than any other SA 12;
* has the worst tackle stats of any SA 12.
That is definitely not be a record to be proud of. He has been protected by White - any other coach would not have been that patient. Probably the result of the knee injury he is carrying.