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South Africa v New Zealand

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Topic: South Africa v New Zealand
Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Subject: South Africa v New Zealand
Date Posted: 30 July 2022 at 9:25am
Must say I am looking forward to these two games over the next two weekends. I do not recall a time when NZ were under so much pressure with management, coaches & players taking some very heavy criticism. 

Two defeats for the All Blacks will surely spell the end of Foster - then we will see how competent the board really are. They surely cannot ignore the CV put together by Scott Robertson any longer???? If they take the status quo option of retaining Foster or appoint Schmidt they will be doing the rest of World rugby a huge favour ahead of France 2023. 

On the flip side should the Boks lose then the knives will be out for their coaches. Scraping a series win against Wales followed by losing to an AB's team that have lost of 4 from 5 will hardly be seen as the stuff of World champions. Interesting times indeed. 



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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 30 July 2022 at 11:14am
The  boks look too big for this current ab side. I fancy them


Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 30 July 2022 at 2:19pm
Is it next Saturday the game? 

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Posted By: hartson11
Date Posted: 30 July 2022 at 3:07pm
Originally posted by turkishrebel turkishrebel wrote:

Is it next Saturday the game? 

Yes, and they play again the Sat after. Afternoon kick offs our time.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 31 July 2022 at 8:43am
The abs can score from any where and can rack up 30 ppints in a 20 minute blitz so tgwy can’t be written off. But sone of their big hitters look well past it the locks and barrett at 10 especially, plus they lack size and power  in the midfield and back row, worst kiwi back row ever? Savea aside the other 2 are poor


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 31 July 2022 at 10:57am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

The abs can score from any where and can rack up 30 ppints in a 20 minute blitz so tgwy can’t be written off. But sone of their big hitters look well past it the locks and barrett at 10 especially, plus they lack size and power  in the midfield and back row, worst kiwi back row ever? Savea aside the other 2 are poor

Yes the back row needs looking at - Savea should be playing 7 I reckon and captaining. They have a big unit who plays 8 on the bench. Would Plumtree be ready for the 6 shirt? 


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 31 July 2022 at 12:06pm
I can see them oicking frizzel at 6, how that will go down after his arrest will be interresting


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 07 August 2022 at 7:17am
Well the Boks didn't disappoint. They stuck to their tried & tested & totally dominated the AB's in the scrum & aerially. If not for fantastic scramble defence this could have been 30+ points defeat. Difficult to see where the AB's go from here - their pack is lacking power and their back 3, dangerous going forward, are very unsure in the air. Added to that Beauden Barrett is way off the pace and the two centres have to be the worst I have seen wearing Black. A lot of work to do & not much time for Foster.

I am not familiar with Super Rugby so have no way of knowing if a lot of these issues are selection led. Scott Robertson may have a big decision to make shortly - does he take the AB's job now or accept another offer which surely will come his way post France 2023. If he turns this AB's team around it will catapult him into one of the most sought after International coaches around. 


Posted By: Kentexile
Date Posted: 07 August 2022 at 10:58am
Only managed to catch the second half. The Boks dominance and the physicality was impressive but that was a half of rugby only it’s mother could love.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 07 August 2022 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by Kentexile Kentexile wrote:

Only managed to catch the second half. The Boks dominance and the physicality was impressive but that was a half of rugby only its mother could love.
That’s a very good description. Thank you.

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 07 August 2022 at 4:24pm
Boks pack too good for the kiwis can’r see that changing in the next game. Ab’s losing 4 games on the bounce? 6 out of last 8?



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