Bok side is unchanged for second test

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Jul 09, 2024, 11:33

Was always on the cards

Jul 09, 2024, 11:45

Will we see some change after the Irish series? It doesn’t look like Rassie is to much worried about rebuilding… will catch up to him and not in a positive way.

Jul 09, 2024, 12:01

Given Ireland's ranking the importance of these tests probably make them a less than ideal opportunity to fiddle with new blood.

Jul 09, 2024, 12:19

Rassie hoping the errors level will drop. Not a surprise.

Jul 09, 2024, 12:26

I think thatplaqyers like Pollard, De Klerk  and Mostert would be replaced earlier and am indeed unhappy about the retention of Kwagga as a starter.    

In any event there are plenty of opportuinities to bring in new players into the starting line-ups in the upcoming tests against the teams from Portugal, Argentina and even Australia.   I think that even exisiting squad members like Esterhuizen and Mostert will be replaced once De  Jager and Willemse are fit and ready to play test rugby again.

The fact thast Feinberg Ngomezulu remains on the benbch indicates that he is going to enter the starting team soon and  Erasmus and Brown think he is a certainty for future selection.  

Even other flawed plyers are going to be replqced by better younger players as early as this year,

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Jul 09, 2024, 12:29

Ireland is crocked and missing some key players, however, they still put up a decent fight. I see Kohane is concerned with this new way of playing. Shuffling the ball side to side and leaving gaps out wide. 

This style of play could lead to a lot of turn over and counter attack opportunities. Our rucks look extremely week and often Faf was either too late to get to the ruck or the ball wasn't secured enough. 

Our players turned over the ball a lot in this match. 

I hope they pace themselves a bit more and vary their game. I did like the sucker punch at the beginning of the game, but we gave away territory with Kwagga knocking the ball on. 

Kwagga is really frustrating me at the moment and is over rated. He had a poor game against Wales and another poor game against the Irish. Knocking balls on, conceding penalties and not being able to hold onto the ball. He is a 20 min impact player. That is his role. 

Roos should be starting or even Elrich Louw, we need the meat hammers to tenderise our opposition before we bring him on. 

Jul 09, 2024, 13:28

Mostert should just be picked for the whole season…..why screw around. So the Fassi, Am, Libbok, Williams, Wilco, Marx, Snyman, Roos imperatives go away in a puff of….I need to win this series and keep the politicians happy ….smoke.

Still playing with Coetzee’s team.

Jul 09, 2024, 14:02

The only changes that should have been made was get rid of useless Mostert for the real lock in RG and bring in a real 8 in Roos and leave Kwagga on the bench where he is of far more value

Those two changes improve the team without a shadow of a doubt

A fit Am would be better than Kriel but he has played so little rugby of late

Jul 09, 2024, 14:12

Not in the view of Eluckmiss who is playing his very best team Dave….he wants to win this one as much as the WC and he’s taking no chances. You just don’t get it.

Jul 09, 2024, 14:16

Well he has more chance of winning with RG starting ahead of Mostert - even you know RG is better than Mostert

Jul 09, 2024, 14:23

So why is he playing Mostert then? The only reason can be he is more confident with Mostert starting. Why? Certainly RG is the bigger, more physically talented unit….but far more likely to make a big mistake. 

He also doesn’t have Mostert’s vision….tackle, jump back up, view the field, rush to the blindside….take down the Irish fullback so effectively he can’t pass, saving a likely try. Brilliant read and execution. Mostert thinks faster than any Bok forward. He does exactly what is needed.

Jul 09, 2024, 14:37

Have to agree Moz

Rassie has just chosen the most experienced Springbok side to ever represent South Africa on the playing field, and he also seriously wants to prove a significant point to the Irish and the rest of world rugby by beating the Irish 2 - 0.... so it makes more sense that he has chosen Mostert over RG purely from his confidence on how Mostert is currently performing or how he fits in what their plans are for that game.

Jul 09, 2024, 14:55

First player Rassie will select is MOSTERT.

Jul 09, 2024, 16:04

World champions South Africa will field an unchanged team for the second Test against Ireland in Durban on Saturday.

The starting XV named by Rassie Erasmus is the most experienced in the history of South African rugby, with 990 caps across the 15 players - 12 of whom started in the Rugby World Cup final win over New Zealand in October.


Rassie has certainly gone with experience. Ireland rank 2nd in the world, so after this series the Boks will get a chance to experiment with younger players and new combinations

Jul 09, 2024, 19:14

Mostert’s vision, what fucking vision?

Give me a break

Jul 09, 2024, 19:58

The sad part about this team selection for me is the lack of young guns together with the experience….the other top teams are all doing it….some of our inform players like Roos can play, without upsetting the Balance of experience….the point is there is no balance ….and the experience they gain from playing a team like Ireland is a opportunity missed to build Future Boks.

Jul 09, 2024, 20:01

Three cheers for Mostert!

Along with Eben, the most successful Bok combination ever.

Hip hip...

Jul 09, 2024, 20:02

Hooray !!

Jul 09, 2024, 20:09

BS  -  HOORAY for record rugby ignorance of Manower and the King of Fools. 

Jul 09, 2024, 20:16

Manower…..geez so soon…..what’s next?

Jul 09, 2024, 20:19

Uncle Mike just remember we are all on the same side here…. We are debating, but in the end of the day we all want the boks to win.

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