C'mon WOB, while I agree that KOB has exactly the spirit I want supporteres of team to have. I a lot will support fellow ANZACs , but NOT because if Wobs win it will help ABs close gap. I not worried about rankings, but if they are to be closed I want it to be through AB's results, not someone else doing job for us!!^ that's the spirit KOB! Most of us will support our fellow ANZACs, I think, esp as if you do manage to knock SA over & we can avoid losing to Argentina it will substantially close the gap between AB & bokke.
Hasn't been loads of ANZAC spirit lately.C'mon WOB, while I agree that KOB has exactly the spirit I want supporteres of team to have. I a lot will support fellow ANZACs , but NOT because if Wobs win it will help ABs close gap. I not worried about rankings, but if they are to be closed I want it to be through AB's results, not someone else doing job for us!!
He may have learned how to? I hear JOC (James O'Connor) is fit so maybe in the bench for his 1st test back? He might start.Backline I’d like to see v South Africa…..
9 Tate, 10 JOC (James O'Connor),12 Kerevi, 13 Petaia, 14 Kellaway, 11 Marika and Hodge at fullback….if JOC (James O'Connor) not fully fit, Hodge to play 10, Kellaway back to fullback and give Wright another crack on the wing……Noah to bench…love to throw Quade in on bench …..can’t tackle though.
Just does not strike me as a smart footballer.Not convinced by Petaia I'm afraid. Wonderful athlete and dangerous runner with the ball, full stop. Poor positional play in defence (not saying he can't tackle), takes poor options, poor ball security. Possibly off the bench at best, but for mine needs a solid, injury free Super season at least to start to put together the rest of his game.
I like itWould love to see this 23 but I am beginning to worry that as Rennie feels the wallabies benefit from thrashings he may wish to persist with under performers
Ok. Be aware that the Bok strategy has been to use de Allende to force the opposing 10 to make a LOT of tackles. I have no doubt they will target him with ball runners and hard hits like they did against G Ford and Biggar. Eventually, it wears them down. Just saying the obvious.That wouldn't concern me too much - Lolesio can tackle, he made a few really good one-on-one tackles on the weekend.
Hodge, if JOC (James O'Connor) is out.Might be a combination JOC (James O'Connor) and White if JOC (James O'Connor) is back or Slipper and White if he's not. With Ala'alatoa out there aren't many more experienced players to give it to. Pete Samu might be a smokey for it though?
Nothing trivial, I hope (said in jest, kind of).Kolbe in doubt.
Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids has confirmed that star wing Cheslin Kolbe is in doubt for South Africa's Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Gold Coast on Sunday.www.sarugbymag.co.za