The Boks have a wonderfull gameplan to win matches and it’s already paying off, writes Boertjie.
The Spingboks play an outside centre on inside centre and a fullback on uitside centre. They have a left wing on right wing in order to accommodate a scrumhalf on the left wing and the fullback is a flyhalf.
It gets really interesting when the bench players are called into action. If you want your left wing on right wing, you must send on a fullback who then plays fullback in place of the flyhalf on fullback. The flyhalf-fullback then moves to right wing.
The cherry on top is when your scrumhalf gets injured. They then send on an eightman to play openside flank so that the openside flank can play blindside. Now the scrumhalf on the left wing can replace the injured scrumhalf.
But wait! This is actually a brilliant strategy! Think how difficult it must be for the opponents to find a gameplan against such a team!
The opponents can decide before the game where the danger lies (Steyn’s kicking at goal) and where the other shortcomings are. But as soon as you start attacking the weak spots and one or two Boks are injured their whole game plan goes astray.
All of a sudden the have an unstoppable flank on the wing and a tattooed wing on scrumhalf charging into the rucks in such a devastating way the opponents gets two locks sent off. They then kick high onto the fullback, only to discover there is now a flyhalf playing there and he dropkicks from 55 metres.
Viva the Boks!