Home June Internationals 2018 Nabetragting – Springboks seal the series in Bloefontein

Nabetragting – Springboks seal the series in Bloefontein


If we did not had enough last week the Boks had to start bad again this week in Bloemfontein.

It was a double celebration with Captain Kolisi celebrating his birthday and Beast running out for the 100th time for the Springboks.

The day started on a sad note with the death of one of the Springbok legends Syd Nomis who had a heart attack early on Saturday morning.

He played 23 times for the Springboks and was a rugby man through and through.

England exposed the Springboks defence again out wide when they scored two quick tries.

But as last week the Springboks crawled their way back with some brilliant play from their vice captain Vermeulen.

He scored a power try to start the comeback once England was 12-0 in front.

Pollard had his kicking boots on as he took the Springboks in the lead before halftime with a massive 60 meter penalty.

There was a few questions on the selection of Du Toit at the side of the field but he had a massive game for the Boks on the day.

Faf controlled the game again with his kicks which put huge pressure on the English. The chasing game from these kicks was top notch from the Boks.

Defence was better than last week but there was still to many holes which the English did expose and only bad decision making and handling prevented them from scoring.

There was allot of off the ball stuff which did none of the teams any good and I was very disappointed in Ferrell as the captain from England.

England has looked leaderless in both test and Farrell is not the right man to lead this team.

It showed after the match with Ben Youngs attitude after the match

Malherbe struggled at scrum time and also gave a few penalties away.

This Springbok team would not have been the same without Willie Le Roux, Vermeulen and Faf de Klerk.

They makes a massive difference in this team not just as players but also as leaders.

Beast had the perfect game in his 100th match. He was an absolute monster in the scrums and had some great runs with the ball as well.

Although Snyman and Mostert had not the free runs like last week but they did the hard yards in this test were it matters.

De Allende had a bad game in all. His game management was poor and he kept getting the ball ripped in the tackle.

He did not distribute the ball well and put too much pressure on his outside throughout the match.

The bench made a huge difference for the Boks again with Kitshoff and Du Toit at the front.

The Boks had to work hard for this win but that will give them allot going forward as they still have so much to improve.

The less said about Twat the referee the better. He really has not much of an idea what a maul is and how it works.

It was a huge effort again from the Springboks and it was led by Vermeulen who is again one of the best players in this Springbok team.

He well deserved the Man of the Match award.

Next week it is the final test in Cape Town and Rassie can get a whitewash against this English team which will be a huge improvement from where we was last year.

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  1. lmao@yqoungs – bad losers. Like little cry babies . Hahaha too Gdam funny.

    The boks must annihilate them next week. Whitewash will set the tone for RWC if we meet them.

    I’d like to see Yster pair up with Snyman

  2. @cab:

    No way cab. I think what youngs did was spot ON. That particular reporter is venomous. I saw the passive aggressive/sarcastic lip she gave EJ after last weeks loss.
    SA journos aren’t like the UK types – they are boring sycophants easily replaceable by AI – but I’d advise similar treatment of them to save all of us boredom.
    Youngs did the interview & guess what? HE had other thing going on. SEE YA.

  3. The ” Vatican of SA Rugby ”
    Cheetah Field
    Acts like a fortress from touring teams.
    No doubt due to the purity & devotion to Rugby Union from Cheetahs & maybe its proximity to Lesotho lol.

  4. I am with Bryce, without Vermeulen, Le Roux and Faf this team would not have been the same in these two test, they are worth gold for the Springboks

  5. @Jacques: Of course AC also used 2 of these guys, but it is clear that his management and coaching style was detrimental to their form. Disco Johnny really changed a few gears for Bok rugby – will still be a massive challenge against ABs, but there is hope!

  6. Yep , I like jones, England have never had a better coach. They and their media are daft. He’s far far better than Woodward. He’s the only one who actually appreciates how difficult it is to win in SA.

    Hoping SA are turned on from minute 1 next week and absolutely hammer England. A big score. England’s arrogance, which comes from the top in their captain, requires a really big hiding.

  7. As for the 25 players missing, the only worldclass players England have are Itoje and B Vunipola and maybe Brown. All are on this tour.

    Boks have many players missing at least 5 of which are worldclass: Etsebeth, Marx, Serfontein, Bismarck, Steyn and maybe Whiteley.

  8. @Bekke:

    How many games did WLR and Vermeulen play for AC I remember him snubbing them particularly last year? Interestingly Vermeulen has a 72% win rate over the top 10 teams when he has started… better than any coach since Kitch’s short tenure/

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