In our desperation as a rugby-mad country, we tend to push our teams to play a type of rugby we think will win a competition like the World Cup.
This send us every time down the same road in comparing us to the likes of New Zealand and another teams on form.
We then want to mess around with selections due to what the mainstream feelings are about certain players.
Willie Le Roux has been the centre of attention this week and we thought to dig a bit deeper to see exactly what his role is in the team setup and if it will be wise to make a change at fullback before a semi-final.
Side note before we start showing you a few clips….
Coaches need to have an attacking plan and need to consider how you to control time and space, and the identify in their team setup who will take that responsibility to identifying space in which to attack from.
These player(s) need to be able to communicate, organise and create depth on attack. Critically they also need to be able to scan defensive structures to identify opportunities and be the player to create that space for the try scorers.
So in the case of Willie Le Roux let us look at the following:
- Controlling time and space on attack and defence
- Communicate with players on attack
- Organising the players on attack
- Create depth on attack
- And lastly, try assist, something Willie le Roux does 90% of the time
So will I leave Willie Le Roux out of the Springbok side?