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What Bok team to choose?


This weekend sees us face a stern test of will. Not only have we not lost to the Wallabies at Loftus, but a loss now, would give us the wooden spoon in this years Rugby championship. We need to correct the ship and fix our shortcomings. This could either turn our season around or go down in history as the day that we lost our aura, if that hasn’t happened already. It’s make or break for us. I decided to choose a Bok team for this weekend’s game, but limited myself to the group chosen by Allistair Coetsee. It would be futile to choose players from outside of the group.

  1. Trevore Nyakane (Beast looks tired and needs a rest)
  2. Adriaan Strauss (Even though Marx brings more around the park, we cannot lose lineouts)
  3. Vincent Koch (Because who else)
  4. Eben Etsebeth
  5. Mosterd
  6. Jaco Kriel (Louw had a much better game against the All Blacks, but we need more in the 6 jumper)
  7. Pieter Steph du Toit (I still believe he should go back to his u/20 position of 7, and we have no one else in the group bar Alberts, who’s cameo was poor against the AB’s and Mohoje has been industrious, but lacks impact as 7)
  8. Warren Whiteley (He needs to start owning the jumper. He can be the best, but needs the other loosies to allow him to play his natural game)
  9. Rudy Paige (I know, I know, you’ll say he’s a quota, but he knows Loftus and his passing game is better tha Faf’s)
  10. Morne Steyn (We need someone to calm our backline down a bit, he is the perfect player.)
  11. Bryan Habana
  12. Juan de Jongh (We really need him to organise our backline defense)
  13. Johan Goosen (He has been brilliant for his French team at 13 and we need his boot)
  14. Willie le Roux (Had to appease Americano, plus we need his attacking flair, he is not safe enough as fullback)
  15. Jesse Kriel (His best position IMO and we haven’t seen him at his best all year)
  16. Mbonambi (Marx was released for CC duty)
  17. Kitshoff
  18. Adriaanse
  19. Lood de Jager
  20. Mohoje
  21. Hougaard
  22. Lambie
  23. Mapoe


That is my 23 I would choose for the weekend. What would your matchday 23 look like, were you Coetsee?

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  1. Holy shit Aldo – how badly do you want us to get Whalloped.

    Only player vaguely at Beasts level in SA is Kitshoff. the only Ox Nche much better than Nyakane who is way to mfuta.

    Morne steyn, you must be bonkers. Goosen would be one of the best fly halves SA ever had and in the world if he was told to play his natural attacking game and not the kick-chase disease that our coaches have infected our players with. Willie le roux would also make an outstanding fly half.

    Strauss forget it, we will lose the test finaustralia and the Abs and all our Nov tests. I don’t even want to watch this Gdam trainsmash of Bok reputation.

  2. Excellent #`14 Aldo.
    #12 ? Not so much but what are ya gonna do right?
    How JVR is NOT in this side will go down as the most ridiculous thing in 2016 SA Rugby History outside of Bikini Strauss being captain.

  3. It’s also time to consider ( at least for Fall Tour )
    of Cheetahs.
    He has played well over long term & why not?
    DeJongh is known quantity & as far as Cape Spanish players go….
    is STREETS behind Gio Aplon.

  4. Cab-
    Whenever I watch Bikini Strauss as captain I envision him wearing a Bikini, lumbering around the pitch.
    He brings that much DISTASTE to the position & plays as awkwardly as he’d fill out a bikini as well.
    I apologize for the visual….but that’s that.
    ZeeBulls can’t have him all to themselves fast enough IMHO.

  5. @cab: Can, so out of the players in the Bok squad right now, name your team that will save us from disgrace.

    @Americano: To be honest Americano. We need Le Roux’s attacking flair in there, but I don’t think he is good enough to be our Fullback. So that’s me conceding we need Le Roux.

  6. @Americano:

    Americano, I cannot agree more even if I wanted to. Venter has been one of the inform centres in SA for a while now, without even a mention in most “Bok lists”. He would be a great addition to the team, instead of playing both our centres out of position as is currently the case.

  7. Craven –
    As Bryce’s reply to you shows….
    There is a Kiloton on anti-Cheetah bias out there.
    All Frank Venter has done is be consistent in S18 & sorry Bryce but no way FV is gonna take A-Side serious when he sees the nimrods that get looked at before him.
    Not even close when it comes to form.

  8. Aldo-
    You’re not conceding anything with the Messerschmitt.
    You’re embracing Reality.
    Me too!
    Yeah – no way SunKing @15 – that’s where all the probs came in.

  9. Can RW do polls? Like:
    Who gets a raw-er deal in society?
    Cheetah players/fans
    You know who I’m picking !!!!!

  10. Thanks BC.
    The conversation isn’t it.
    “Where art Thou Messerschmitt?”
    William Shakespeare asked like 1000 years ago & its still pertinent today.
    FINALLY a good kind of drama & excitement is injected into SA Rugby Union & it ALL STARTS…..
    My view is SunKing @ 14 & Goose on the field together.
    All Fun N Gun Cheetah fans are familiar with the tricks & treats they conjured for NakaDrotske so why not in the Green & Gold?
    It’s Halloween season & let’s all hope AC has chosen to costume himself this year….
    As a Winner.

  11. AB & AUS thoughts upon seeing Messerschmitt-Willie LeRoux + The Goose in SA colors ( for the first time ) vs their cheating sides:

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