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New combinations expected for first test

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If you read between the line we can almost pick the side that will face the English in the first test on Saturday.

Rassie Erasmus played his hand with the team that he send to the USA last week and it is all set that we will have a new back three combination with Dyantyi, Nkosi and Le Roux.

I do not believe that the guys from the Wales test has done themselves any favor to be be selected in the first test squad for Saturday.

The new combinations will not stop at the back three. It all looks like De Allende and Am will form the midfield combination and Pollard with Faf de Klerk the halfback combination.

The loose trio should be Vermeulen, Kolisi and Du Preez at this moment with a surprise or two maybe on the bench who will back them up.

In the back row we should see Snyman and Lions captain Mostert with Du Toit covering at lock and the loosies maybe.

Upfront we should see Beast, Bongi and Trevor starting the game.

It will be interesting to see what Erasmus do with the bench.

All will be revealed tomorrow when he name his first team for the England series for Saturday.

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  1. The lack of combinations is what worries me, especially in midfield. If we’re going to go DDA at 12, then I’d rather have Kriel than Am at 13, as they have been a combo at Bok level, even if long ago. If we are going Am, then I’d go Esterhuizen at 12 as they are a combo at provincial level.

    Then the back three worries me due to inexperience. England will test them positional as they have some really good offensive kickers in the team.

  2. @Aldo: actually there are plenty more issues in the team, but let me stop overthinking it and say GO BOKS!

  3. Not overthinking Aldo. I am with you would have had DDA and Kriel or the Sharks combo. I am not to worried about the back three if it is these players.. Would really like to see what Rassie game will be on Saturday in the dry

  4. @DJ: so you expect fans not to have an opinion on the goings on of the national team. We are all passionate bok supporters and thus have strong opinions. It’s what makes SA Rugby great. Indulge it and live with it. Your opinion is worth no more than mine and the reverse is true, so rather just join in the conversation and don’t insult fans because they have an opinion. Only one guy can coach the Boks, the rest of us can only dream and comment on sites like these.

  5. @Aldo: I never insulted anyone. I said in 2 words what you described.

    Opinions are not an issue. Like arseholes everybody have them. The motives behind the opinions are the interesting part. crazy

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