91-90 over the last 3 tests...Great game all in all, kind of bitter dweet. To come back in the last 10 minutes all credit to the all blacks. From 65 minutes I could see all our guys were spent, the big difference is the All Blacks fitness and their depth/bench. We still have a lot to celebrate we basically matched the best team in the world over 2 games and we might have an actual
Chance at the world cup next year. Just think how far we have come since loosing by 50 points a couple of years ago. As long as we all believe.
Subs are part and parcel of the game. Players empty their tanks knowing they going to be subbed in the last 10-20 minutes.Yup, 100%,
There was no need to fix what wasn't broken. Stupid stupid.
Our game to win and the sub's messed it up period first with the penalty and then the fullback he was pretty much right next to the ball and screwed it up.De Klerk should never have gone off, on another note we don't really have a back up fullback not that Willie is good to start with.Subs are part and parcel of the game. Players empty their tanks knowing they going to be subbed in the last 10-20 minutes.
But AB's are known for their finishing. They last 20 specialists so I don't believe the subs lost it, the AB's won it. Give them their dues.
What match did you watch ?... we don't really have a back up fullback not that Willie is good to start with.
That is if he pitches up for the day, but he is no fullback of note , bar that he has absolutely no back up from his wingers majority of the time de klerk pops in now and then to say hello.Fullbacks do more then just take catches, kicking is also very important, while de klerk did a fair amount of kicking and some great kicks, willie doesn't have a boot of note, he doesn't do well under pressure.Measure him against some one like Percy Montgomery who often found him self at number 15, compared simply no contest.What match did you watch ?
What a load of tosh. he's a superb fullback...he was everywhere yesterday plus he took a number of high, dangerous up and unders brilliantly without flinching. Thank G-d we have players of his calm and calibre in our team.
...and exactly how much should I care....because what you say automatically applies to you too, I don't know why people like throwing that around, it is like the claim immunity because they said it first....Your opinion. Like assholes everyone has one.
It's 2018 , 2014 called it's wants it's nominee back, there hasn't been a single South African nominee since then.Being a nominee and not winning isn't prestige, even Duane who also got nominated stood a better chance of winning.2014 player of the year nominee with 50 international caps, not bad for a shyte fullback...
So out of 200+ international players, being on a short list of 5 for the player of the year award, isn't prestigious? WOW!! Just... WOW!!! That there hasn't been a SA player since considered good enough to make the short list should have been your clue... but apparently not... Sure Malcolm will make it this year though and maybe even Aphiwe too.It's 2018 , 2014 called it's wants it's nominee back, there hasn't been a single South African nominee since then.Being a nominee and not winning isn't prestige, even Duane who also got nominated stood a better chance of winning.
It's 2018, 2007 RWC called, they want their leading point scorer back....When Percy started he scored a try in every test, he was fundamental in the 2007 world cup leading point scorer as well
Well, technically this thread can be closed now as the tourney is over.This is a rugby thread, please refrain from who is going to shove his dcik into whos ahole. Bottom line is, we had the game in hand, and threw it away. The TEAM fakrked up, not an individual.
The subs are taking the brunt of the blame which I think is a bit ridiculous.This is a rugby thread, please refrain from who is going to shove his dcik into whos ahole. Bottom line is, we had the game in hand, and threw it away. The TEAM fakrked up, not an individual.
It was knock on and not a kick.Something which I'm also confused about. Aphiwe, in the closing stages of the match, went for the intercept but didn't catch the ball cleanly but he kicked it as it was falling. Did the ball touch the ground before he kicked it? And if it didn't why is it deemed a knock on?