- Jun 4, 2005
Has the starting XV been named yet?
+1. I hope that we can surprise11am odd ko right? Oh well, early braai time .... amped to watch this game, hope the boys can make a nice impact early on.
I am afraid that with olivier on inside De Jongh will see little of the ball. olivier has a lot of potential but he fails to offload time after time after time and that is just not good enough.South Africa: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Juan De Jongh, 12 Wynand Oliver, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Danie Rossouw, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Johann Muller, 4 Flip Van Der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 CJ Van Der Linde, 18 Alistair Hargreaves, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Adrian Jacobs, 22 Patrick Lambie.
You have to remember. That is the type of game plan the Bulls want him to play.I am afraid that with olivier on inside De Jongh will see little of the ball. olivier has a lot of potential but he fails to offload time after time after time and that is just not good enough.
Mmmm don't know if I would describe Steggies as cubersome. True he has not had the greatest form of late but he is more of a Brussouw flanker than a Schalk Burger.I really like the look of this backline. Ruan back at 9 where he belongs, Juan back at 13 where he belongs and what a talent he is. Back 3 dynamic and have the potential to run rings!!
It's the forwards that worry me though. Loose trio are slow and cumbersome, tight 5 untested..
It's ironic but Oliviers form went to s hit quite soon after he was selected for the Bok squad against the Lions...I also like the look of the back line barring Olivier... but if he can learn to off load in the tackle in the next couple of days we might just surprise
That would be sad if it is true I say he could be a natural inside centre because he is quick footed and he is strong and his defence is above average. But he needs to really spread the ball more.You have to remember. That is the type of game plan the Bulls want him to play.
I was told recently that apparently he doesn't like running those lines and doing "crash ball" all the time. But he was told if he won't do it, they will get somebody else to do it.
I am optimistic about our chances to win on Saturday. Would have loved to see Brussow fit and ready but rather not risk him. We are going to need him in the World Cup.
True imo as well. Last time he did not shape well in the Bok coloursIt's ironic but Oliviers form went to s hit quite soon after he was selected for the Bok squad against the Lions...
Prior to that he was the countries premier inside centre alongside Jean...
Australia: Kurtley Beale; James O'Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Rob Simmons, James Horwill, Rocky Elsom, David Pocock, Ben McCalman.Does anyone know who will start in the Wallaby team. Probably the same team more or less that lost against Samoa. Just Cooper, Genia andd Higginbotham in the starting line-up.
Do you not like it much but will take it out off the players that make up the group or are there other players you would play that is in the group but not in the starting 22?I just hope we spread the ball now and then to Mvovo .... that guy is a joy to watch. Must say that even though I think we may just pull of a win, I don't like the team line up much :/