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The1014 have interesting way of looking at depth


The 1014 Rugby examine what squad depth actually means and what it might look like.

First up is Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend.

Have the Springboks depth at tight-head?

Have Los Pumas anything under Sanchez at 10?

What about depth at 9 for the All Blacks?

Can Cheika lock down a balanced back row?

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  1. Scary shit to see how the All Blacks have the depth no other nation have. They have almost three players in every position that have got enough game time at test level as well.

    Changing our coach halfway in between WC’s also do not help in establishing a starting 23 that can take on the world.

    A year out from the WC we are still looking for our starting players…

  2. @Jacques:
    They look at minutes played and equate it with depth which IMO is not accurate to look at depth.
    For example: at 10 SA have Pollard and Jantjies who have played a lot of tests in the last couple of years – is that depth? Not in my opinion.
    All depends on how good your 2nd choice is not how many minutes he has played.

  3. @JT:

    I will say this – it is a good indication on player management to see players being rotated. Not good having 1 player play 99% of the game minutes without a rest…

  4. SA’s graph look ridiculous! Clear that we had no clue under AC, and now back to the drawing board. In our key positions we probable only has hokker covered.

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