He has no test experience and is a bog standard player, rather use Esterhuizen or Serfontein at 12 with Am at 13. Kriel had been getting into some shape of form at 13, he could be a backup there.
Would be a pity if Burger was our best. He is okay but will hardly give you an edge at test level.
Am at 13 ... ???
What next ... Kolisi at 6 ...and as captain??
He knows how to defend, effects turnovers and is generally a smart player. Kriel has the hardware but not the software, in a way he's similar to Spies, I'd have him as backup as he's the next best. And that's it, we have no one at the current moment.
There was a moment however fleeting when I thought Odendaal could be our savior. Well, not anymore, his game has gone backward, he plays the position like a typical SAFFA centre by repeatedly crash balling. H e brings nothing to the table other than being bog ordinary.
Damien Willemse at12 and a wing and a prayer at 13.
What we lack in our centres is speed....sure there are other things as well like eg brain cells but that aside the one thing about Willemse is that he has natural speed......you might be onto something here, Moz.
Burger Odendaal had a solid game sometimes I think 2016 and was immediately mentioned by some members as the inside center choice - yet he never got selected.
As to his games this year he was out for part of the series and when he actually played he was not really effective in both attack and defense. He is a very solid player on Super Rugby - taking a step up is I believe beyond his capacity.
Shezza ... there was a time when you would come up with easily the best selections on this board ... imo.
Have you befriended SharkShit recently?
Odendaal has always been a good 12, tends to take contact more than he used to which is disappointing.
He used to always attack space which is far more productive
Nothing has changed CC, I still pick the best teams , you've just let you're hatred of the transformation policy blind you on Am's form.