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Pick a Bok (Your loosies)

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The Ruggaworld squad is getting along very well and we have now a front row and our second row. We are now finishing up with the loose forwards and this is maybe the most discussed positions in the whole squad.

We have struggled the last couple of years to dominate the breakdown and the choice is now up to you who will be in our squad and how they want the team to play. Coetzee did not really opt for a fetcher and as we saw on Tuesday he do not have a real out and out fetcher in the team.

In Coetzee squad he did get Kriel in the team but he is not a outright fetcher and as it look at this moment he is not going to start in any case and look set to be used as an impact player.

Well the choice is up to you and here is how our squad looks like at the moment from the votes you cast.

Props: Steven Kitshoff, Ox Nche, Ruan Dreyer and Frans Malherbe

Hookers: Malcolm Marx and Bismarck Du Plessis

Locks: Etzebeth, Pieter Steph Du Toit and Franco Mostert.

Time now to pick our five loose forwards in our squad, the same apply vote for your locks and the three locks with the most votes will get a spot in our squad.

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Warren Whiteley

Warren leadership and performance actually speaks for it self’s. He has guided the Lions now for a few season and the players rallying behind them. He always put 120% on the field and will not let any team he represent down.

Duane Vermeulen

Vermeulen had some cloud over him last year and his and Coetzee relationship seemed a bit rocky with Vermeulen having allot to say about the Springboks and SA Rugby. His form has not been great last year and he looked half the player he was before moving to France.

That said he has been on song this year for Toulon and have been their inspirational leader as well. The Boks have been bullied last year bu almost every team they faced and a hard man like Vermeulen can add that extra bulk they need. The biggest problem with Vermeulen is how a coach will use Vermeulen and Whiteley in the same team?

Chris Cloete

The Kings Cloete has been playing a vital roll in the great form the side has shown this year in the Super Rugby. This has also not been a one year wonder as Cloete was one of the star players in a loosing team last year as well and one of a few true outright fetchers in South African at the moment.

Many believe he is just what the Springboks need upfront.

Siya Kolisi 

Another player that come to the front with his leadership this year as he was made the captain for the Stormers and have shown his ability as a leader although it has not been all good for him and his team this year against the New Zealand teams.

Sikhumbuzo Notshe

One of the underrated players in the Stormers side and have been making an impact for them but mostly of the bench. It seems that Notshe is not one of the front runners for Stormers coach as he has not given him many playing time on the field but he is a player that can make a huge impact in the right environment and enough game time.

Oupa Mohoje

One of those difficult one’s as Mohoje seems not to perform at the Cheetahs for the past two seasons. He has however stepped it up once he pulls a Springbok jersey over his head but many people believe he is just not good enough on this level. Still an option in your team even if just as an impact player.

Jean-Luc du Preez

One of the most exciting players these days as he is not just a huge player but also have develop his game on attack and handling. He is brilliant in defence and he always seems to make that extra meter with ball in hand. He is one of those player like Vermeulen that add that great South African power to the pack and have the attitude to back it up.

Jaco Kriel

Kriel has been one of the most exciting loose forwards in the game over the past two years and he brings so much to the game and his team. He is fast, is not bad as a fetcher and have a solid defence as well.

He has shown his leadership abilities as well and seemed to be a player that his teammates admire and follow.

Andisa Ntsila

Another outstanding player for the Kings this year and he seemed to have stepped it up this year as one of the best loose forwards in the Super Rugby. He is a outsider but one to have to have your eye on.

We did not add any players that are injured at the moment.

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So pick your loosies you have 24 hours

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11 COMMENTS

  1. 6. Jaco Kriel
    7. Duane Vermeulen
    8. Warren Whitely

    This will be one of the more balanced loose trios we have fielded in the last year. Duane is a very good ball carrier, good in the lineout and tends to play a lot more to the ball so will losen up Whitely and Kriel to do their thing.

    Would also have loved to see Cloete get some game time as a proper opensider.

  2. I am a believer of a fetcher in our team, Cloete will star for me with Vermeulen and Whiteley with Kriel and Du Preez of the bench.

    If only picking three in match day squad I will have Kriel on bench he makes a huge impact in any team and will run riot when players gets tired in second half

  3. I’d have to agree with Craven there… with JLDP off the bench. But this is RSA and Kolisi has to be fitted in there somewhere. Perhaps with a bigger split both of the latter. If Kolisi had done the hard yards and established himself as more an open-sider I probably would be having this discussion.

    Combined with Marx, Vermeulen/(JLP), Dreyer, Whiteley… and ‘real’ breakdown/tackle-zone tactical improvement… Kriel has more than enough credentials for all of them to be a force on the ground when first/second to the tackle-zone…

    Oupa… the less I say the better… seems like a top bloke but wouldn’t even make my ‘A’ side with the likes of Hanro Liebenberg, Ackerman to name but a few…
    Cloete… going to be interested to see what he can for the ‘A’ team…
    Notshe… ditto with Cloete and particularly where he’s played…
    Andise… well happy enough to see him along for the experience but not playing yet… quite frankly at 1.81 cm 98kg we already have too many ‘blind-siders’ lining up that are more a linking impact players than specialists (Notshe/Kolisi/Carr the list goes on) and for mine not what I want in test rugby.

  4. @Jacques:

    If you don’t have Kolisi anywhere there… you know Mahoje is going to be squeezed in somewhere…

  5. Okay cool… I’ll drop Kolisi above then…

    Was just looking at the ‘A’ side squad again… some ludicrous selections amongst the good…

  6. Wtf does everyone on this website pick the right side or thereabouts – whereas these Kenner coaches that get paid a shedload to drive the Bok name into the ground – over complicate and fk the whole thing up.

  7. @cab:

    Pandering to politics for the most part mate… it’s no good for anyone… those chosen and those omitted… nor the fans and aspiring players…

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