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Another crashing defeat looms for Boks in NZ

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Any team taking on the All Blacks at this moment has a 30% change in my mind and if you go down the rankings a team like teh Springboks even less.

This weekend will see what is suppose to be the biggest rival in the game when the Springboks take on the All Blacks but unfortunately those days ended in the 80’s and 90’s.

I hear some people saying we have tried and copied the All Blacks as most nations have done and forgot what made South African rugby great over the last 100 years and in a way I agree with that sentiment.

The once feared rugby nations has become the beating bat for most and add to that some humiliation defeats against Japan and Argentina who should not even come close to beating a Springbok side.

Since unification in our country our record looks bleak against the All Blacks

Allister Coetzee – 0 from 4 (2016-2017)

Heyneke Meyer – 1 from 8 (2012-2015 – 12.5%)

Peter de Villiers – 5 from 11 (2008-2011 – 45%)

Jake White – 3 from 9 (2004-2007 – 33.3%)

Rudolf Straeuli – 0 from 5 (2002-2003)

Harry Viljoen – 0 from 2 (2000-2001)

Nick Mallett – 4 from 7 – 57% (1997-200)

Carel du Plessis – 0 from 2 (1997)

Andre Markgraaff – 1 from 5 (1996 – 20%)

After beating the All Blacks in 1995 in the World Cup, the Boks enjoyed a 21-18 head-to-head advantage over the Kiwis, including three draws.

It has since change to a 57-35 win-record against the Springboks, including three draws.

Since 1995 the Springboks have not been able to get constant results against the All Blacks and were they have evolved in all aspect in the game where as South Africans have forgotten what made us a great rugby nations.

As a team we are unable to play under pressure, if we were we would have put another three tries passed the Aussies after they went 23-18 ahead.

To beat the All Blacks you need to beat them at set pieces and at the breakdowns. Do we have the pack to do it?

With another new backline we can not expect much better from what we have seen the past two weeks so all in all we can except that this weekend will not be pretty for us again.

 

 

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  1. Forget it, there’s technically a possibility, much the same as winning the lotto

    Reality tells me that it won’t happen, however.

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  2. @JT: rofl laugh1 Mooi man, ek stem!

    We hardly have the personnel to begin with and current combinations leave rather a lot to desire. Used to be quietly optimistic, now just……quiet!

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  3. @namboer:

    Nee die personeel is daar…

    Die coach mag hulle net nie kies nie…

    Imagine hulle het nie die ou Bokke afgepis nie

    Imagine dat tussen Kitshoff en Malherbe was Bismarck Du Plessis

    Of dat Kwagga Smith en Warren Whiteley saam Duane Vermeulen was of selfs beter Dat hulle die 2017 Leeus was met Whiteley Rohan Ackermann en Jaco Kriel…

    Of dat die midfield Steyn en Serfontein was

    Of dat Ruan Combrinck op een van die vleuels was…

    Dat Malcolm Marx kon opkom as ‘n impak speler…

    Maar nee….

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  4. Imagine dat Combrinck kon tackle. Imagine dat Whitely net vir 1 game nie agtertoe gebliksem word nie. Imagine dat Kwagga nie heeltemal verdwyn as dit bietjie tight raak nie. Imagine dat Steyn en Bismarck hulle kak laat staan en hulle beskikbaar maak vir Bokke.
    If yiu can imagine all of that my child, dan is jy gerook.

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  5. @Bekke:

    Imagine dat ek ‘n bottel optel op die strand en dit vryf en ‘n genie kom uit en hy gee my een wens

    Ek wens eerste dat hy Springbok rugby regmaak

    En hy reken…

    “Nee fok pel daar is sekere goed wat so gefok is nie eers ek kan dit regmaak nie…”

    “Okay wat van vrede op aarde”

    “Nee liewe fok… daai is amper so meilik… try iets kleiner…”

    “Okay gee Bekke ‘n brein…”

    Genie staan so oomblik stil…

    “…. okay… SARU is in Kaapstad reg? Kom ons gaan kyk wat ons kan doen…”

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