A Bok backline for the future

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Nov 08, 2023, 18:46

15. Gelant

14. Arendse

13. Moodie

12. Willemse

11. Fassi

10. Libbok

9. Williams

Bench: Hendrikse / Sacha / David Kriel

Nov 08, 2023, 19:02

When Fassi learns how to tackle. but all great talents. I would start with a Hendrikse, such a calm player. Sometimes look half asleep. 

Exciting times to see who comes through 

Nov 08, 2023, 19:21

Williams is an attacking force he starts before Hendrikse for me.

Fassi knew his defence was an issue looks like he has sorted it

Older, stronger and bigger now

Nov 10, 2023, 05:29

The certainties for me are....

9 Williams

13 Moodie

15 Willemse

There are enough good 12s coming though that we don't need to play a Willemse in a position that doesn't suite him. Just stop it.

Also, AE should take the 12 spot now and keep it until at least the next WC.

Boks fans deserve to see the AE/Moodie axis for the next 4 years.

Nov 10, 2023, 11:02

Nonsese Willemse works well at 12 and it would be good to see him have an extended run there in partnership with Moodie

The only young 12 we have is Rickus Pretorious but when last did we see him play

I like the look of David Kriel at 12 but he has only had a handful of games there.

The Stormers are playing Sacha at 12 but he is not physical enough for 12 and has been exposed defensively there

Bruce Sherwood the SA schools 12 looks the next big thing but is injured at the moment. Would love to see him at 12 for the Stormers - our next Jean de Villiers but more athletic

Nov 10, 2023, 11:36

Willemse had a long history starting in the 2018 Under 20 world cup  when he was the Player of the Tournament  playi.ng at 12.   He frequently played fcor the S tormers in that position as well.   He is physically strtong enough to play at 12 and has more pace than the other playrs that could be onsidedred in that position.    I agree with him playing at 12.    

I would rather have Dawid Kriel at full back.    I prefer him to Gelant at FB.   

Nov 10, 2023, 12:48

Gelant is our Willie but more physical

Brilliant at summing up and creating

Nov 11, 2023, 13:00

Can all these guys tackle….because let’s face it, that’s all they are required to do.

Nov 11, 2023, 13:16

Sour grapes have nothing on ou Mozzzzz zzz. 

Nov 11, 2023, 13:24

Oh I forgot, somebody has to be able to kick, I guess that’s Libbok.

Nov 11, 2023, 16:53

kicks are  only important if you can't score enough tries.

Nov 12, 2023, 19:56

Who on earth watches Willemse play and thinks "Yeah he'd make a good 12!"

It's doesn't matter if he played 12 in lower age groups. At test level, he'd take a hammering at 12. Race horse...not cart horse.

The guy steps, scrambles, covers...nothing about that says 12 to me.

He's solid as all hell at 15.

We really gonna go from DDA to literally the complete opposite at 12 for the Boks?

No, Moodie is the futures star in that backline and he needs and solid 12 like AE to play off.

Nov 12, 2023, 21:18

I watch Willemse play and know he would make a good 12

Why would he get hammered there at test level?

Moodie at 13 for - AE would be ideal at 12 if he was not turning 30 in March

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