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    Quote Originally Posted by Devill View Post
    I would still have picked Mvovo though as I feel he has a lot more pace and strength that could be used to "fill" the slight defensive downside.
    Early days for the lad. With a good coach looking out for him, he will get his defence right. The team will miss that attacking ability from deep in their own half. Hopefully Habana will deliver there.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandmanm34 View Post
    Wales are a very good side but I think we will be hungry and ready for them. I see Gatland is talking up Wales chances of winning the pool, exactly the motivation the Boks need...
    They are the toughest of our pool opponents, but like you say, first game, the Boks should be pumped to take the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronjay View Post
    I'm a little afraid of Wales, TBH. They are a good side, yes, but I'm more concerned with our own problems going into the tournament. Enough problems for Wales to potentially capitalize on? Not an impossibility. Samoa and Fiji are going to be bruisers. And Samoa must be thinking to themselves that they've got a very good chance.

    Namibia are going to be a feature of the group.
    I'd be a little more concerned about Samoa. Late in the tournament we may need the win to ensure a good draw for the play-offs. I do think we will take the Wales game, although I reckon it will be a hard fought affair.

    And Namibia for at least one upset would be fantastic!

    Quote Originally Posted by alf101 View Post
    We might.

    We'll have to use our B team for Samoa though, they'll just be out to see how many big name players they can injure.
    It will depend on where we sit in the pool. It may well require the best side, as Samoa could upset us there. They'll get a huge amount of support from the locals in NZ.

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    The standby squad players have been announced:

    Zane Kirchner - Blue Bulls
    Lwazi Mvovo - Sharks
    Wynand Olivier - Blue Bulls
    Elton Jantjies - Golden Lions
    Charl McLeod - Sharks
    Ashley Johnson - Free State Cheetahs
    Jean Deysel - Sharks
    Gerhard Mostert - Stade Francais
    Alistair Hargreaves - Sharks
    Dean Greyling - Blue Bulls
    Werner Kruger - Blue Bulls
    Adriaan Strauss - Free State Cheetahs
    Plenty of quality there. Just reward and recognition for them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McT View Post
    So does Div allow them to play local games to retain their form?
    Most definitely; they will be playing for their franchises.
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    I'm going to NZ to watch our first three pool matches, leaving in two weeks time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walterl View Post
    I'm going to NZ to watch our first three pool matches, leaving in two weeks time!
    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterl View Post
    I'm going to NZ to watch our first three pool matches, leaving in two weeks time!
    Should be a great experience. I hope you have 3 straight wins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walterl View Post
    I'm going to NZ to watch our first three pool matches, leaving in two weeks time!
    Quote Originally Posted by McT View Post
    Should be a great experience. I hope you have 3 straight wins!
    Enjoy mate and yes 3 wins would make us all very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devill View Post
    One of my mates won a Castle trip to NZ for the game vs Wales. 5 star hotel, 5 day stay everything included.... I was a tad green when I heard about it
    Wow! That will be some epic adventure!
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    I'm also a bit concerned about the game against Whales. If we have a poor game they could take us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobsLawnService View Post
    I'm also a bit concerned about the game against Whales. If we have a poor game they could take us.
    Agreed. They won't be a pushover and have had a reasonable build up to the tournament with solid wins against both England and Argentina. This is a good thing!! I don't believe the Boks will be taking them lightly considering their recent form but ja, playing at less than 90% against a Welsh side firing at 100% and we simply won't win!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McT View Post
    Wow! That will be some epic adventure!
    Yes it is He is counting down the hours till take off.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandmanm34 View Post
    Agreed. They won't be a pushover and have had a reasonable build up to the tournament with solid wins against both England and Argentina. This is a good thing!! I don't believe the Boks will be taking them lightly considering their recent form but ja, playing at less than 90% against a Welsh side firing at 100% and we simply won't win!!
    +1. The Welsh have showed that they can defend lions if the the opposing team is not firing 100%. I hope that our new found scrum strength will be given a full run against them.
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    We've got a Rugby15 pool again. Almost at 250 members. Gilbert RWC Ball up for grabs as well. And we're still negotiating. Might get it signed by the whole Bok squad.

    Pool Code: warydole

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