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Henry Slade vs Jessie Kriel

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Feb 05, 2019, 23:33

Watching Slade turn in a match winning performance for England, one thought of Jesse Kriel. Slade made 3 clean breaks and scored 2 opportunistic tries. In 40 tests Kriel hasn't turned in one performance as convincing.

Why? I'm sure Slade isn't as strong or as fast as the physical Kriel. The difference is in the software. He is a smart player, alert to the opportunities and with some real vision. Kriel by contrast appears stuck on his by the numbers.

England now has one of the smarter backlines in the game. Farrell is a warrior and an emotional player. May is a speedster. Tuilagi is a power house. But Youngs, Slade, Nowell and Daily seem like very cerebral players. Which is not to say that Ioane would win a contest with Nowell....but sometimes brains matter.

By contrast with Kriel, Allende in the centre we have a backline with little intuition.

Feb 06, 2019, 01:28

Delande has the hardware for 2019, but unfortunately the software operating system of 1920. He will always take the wrong option. He also lacks software drivers to integrate with anyone in his team. My only suggestion is to use him as a dummy runner more often where he will be more comfortable.

He had 2 good season, but went backwards at an alarming rate. He is currently not as bad as he was - but only operates on about 20% of his hardware capacity. 

Jessica has limited functionality, but outside a half decent inside center, he may do more. 

Feb 06, 2019, 07:57


Slade plays at 13 and not 12 - so the real opposition to be looked into would in the first instance be Kriel and Am.   The third option would be Serfontein - who even though he played at 12 tomy mind is not physically strong enough to feature at 12,

Kriel got bumped off easily when he tried to make a tackle on Saturday on  Scara Ntubene - really physically a rather small hooker and left the field injured afterwards.   I would not rate Kriel as an opponent of Slade - he will come short.   Amla is more of a defemnse liability and Slade will run over him with ease.   Serfontein at 13 would be a better opponent of Slade.



Feb 06, 2019, 13:29

Oh what utter crap scoring opportunist tries involves little skill. It’s the first time Slade has had a good test he has done sweet stuff all to date.

He is an ok player nothing special. Kriel is twice the 13.

My call is that you won’t see much more from Slade moving forward.

Kriel of late has scored more tries than most other test 13’s out there

Feb 06, 2019, 13:29

Oh what utter crap scoring opportunist tries involves little skill. It’s the first time Slade has had a good test he has done sweet stuff all to date.

He is an ok player nothing special. Kriel is twice the 13.

My call is that you won’t see much more from Slade moving forward.

Kriel of late has scored more tries than most other test 13’s out there

Feb 06, 2019, 20:12

Hahaha predictable balls......Kriel is a dead head.

Feb 06, 2019, 21:16

Is this the same Slade that usually plays at 10? Is he bigger now, as he always seemed a bit small- or not very physical.  At one stage Farrell was at 12, and Slade was the preferred choice at 10. 

Feb 07, 2019, 00:20

Didn't you watch the game?

Feb 07, 2019, 01:19

I did watch it- but I only remember seeing him on the pitch towards the end of the match.

I created a live match thread- but I often work on my laptop when I am watching a game- so I don't see everything. He seemed bigger than I remember, also CleverMike said he was an outside center- and to my knowledge, this is his first game at outside center.

Feb 07, 2019, 01:23

Slade at one time wanted to play 10 but that was before Jones took the reins.

He's played almost exclusively at 13 the last two seasons for Exeter with much success. 

Whether he remains there with the return of Tuilagi remains to be seen or Eddie might decide to keep Manu at 12 for the crash.

Daly is probably England's best 13 playing on the wing.

Feb 07, 2019, 01:46

I thought Daly was now at fullback, after getting some tips from Willie Leroux at Wasps. It may even be one of the reasons he left - as he was not getting enough starting games at 15. Wasps also have some financial woes- so they might not have been able to afford both. 

Unless there is another daly. 

Feb 07, 2019, 02:08

Wasps have been playing him on the wing more and more.

He's off to Sarries at the end of the Season anyway. Maybe to play 15 although they still have Goode and Williams there. I think he left cos he wants silverware and also he's great friends with Jamie George.

His missus just opened a coffee shop in Leamington Spa though so happy travels for her.

Feb 07, 2019, 09:01

Slade, like everyone else, lands a top class match every now and then. That doesn't qualify him as the worlds best 13.

I've seen Jesse land a few quality matches himself ... need I say more?

Guys like Stirling Mortlock, Brian O'Driscoll, Danie Gerber and Tuilagi are players worthy of top honours. Consistently delivering top class performances ... match after match.  

Slade is just another good player who delivers from time to time.

Nothing more.

Feb 07, 2019, 13:17

Slade has yet to play a noteworthy test that will never happen given his lack of physicality having played most of his rugby as a string bean 10.

England have no classy centres so Slade it is for now at 13. Has played a handful of tests now and been largely anonymous.

But according to Moffie he is all brains and far better than Kriel who last season beat more defenders and made more clean breaks and scored more tries than most test 13’s out there. Only Huw Jones was on the same level.

Same applies to de Allende at 12 who beat more defenders and made more breaks than any other test 12 last year.

But our idiot supporters ignore these facts and try tell us that all other test centres out there are ripping defences apart, the same centres that can’t comnand permanent starting positions in their respective test sides

Feb 07, 2019, 13:26

The general consensus among English fans is that Slade had his first good test match last weekend.

Only a painfully ignorant rugby noob would be talking him up as a world-beater on that one performance.

Feb 07, 2019, 15:02

Rooi reality is he had a good test on the strength of two opportunist tries hardly the measure of a game where he had ripped defences apart through skill.

He is a handy enough player but to say he is better than Kriel is both insulting and laughable. But not as bad as saying PSDT is not a class act.....fuck me what a joke

Feb 07, 2019, 15:17


The orc hates Du Toit because at one stage he became a threat to Matfield and  in his mind  that is despicable.   And obviously you and I supported him and not the over-the-hill Matfield - that was enough for lifelong hatred of the guy.  

In the case of Kriel the list is growing - it started off with Bausteraud, Kuridrani and Kerevi,    We will soon has a ten man list of no 13's whom is supported by the orc.  

Feb 07, 2019, 17:13

The barking dogs in full voice.......well maybe I'm wrong, perhaps Kriel does create opportunities for his wings. Lets see there must be one try he created last year......I'm trying to remember. Nope I'm drawing a blank. Well over to you chaps tell me about it.......describe a try, any try will do.

Feb 07, 2019, 17:39

Kriel just scored more tries himself than most test 13 last season.

So which test 13’s set up tries for their wings last season wise one?

Your take on 13’s sounds like our primary school days - pass the ball down the line to the wing!!

If I could be bothered I’m sure I could find a try scorer having received a pass from Jessie last season.

Feb 07, 2019, 17:46

Be bothered.......tell us about the test try created by Jesse last year.

Feb 07, 2019, 17:55

If I felt you were worth the effort I’d do that but I’m bored of you already it’s the same old same old same old.

I’ll live with knowing that Jessie scored more tries, beat more defenders and made more breaks than most test 13’s last season. The icing being him and de Allende comprehensively outplaying the NZ centre pair away from home.

It’s all I need to confirm the class that Jessie is.


Feb 07, 2019, 17:56

Feb 07, 2019, 19:02

Thanks Xavi....if you go to outside centres Slade is ranked 8 and Kriel 23. Sounds about right.

Case closed.

Feb 07, 2019, 20:10

Oh wow good one Moffie I did not know the likes of Nonu and co were still playing test rugby

Great stats there xavi you idiot

Provide us with the test stats for last season you muppet - try provide some relevance.

Slade won’t come close to Kriel in last seasons test stats because Slade did sweet stuff all

Feb 07, 2019, 20:15

Well dumbass if you just press the buttons you can look at performance only in internationals. Slade is ranked 5/Kriel is ranked 11.

Stupid is forever.

Feb 07, 2019, 20:22

Oh what bullshit ranking for some fantasy crap.

Provide the stats you idiot

Feb 07, 2019, 20:32

So now you have been taught how to push the buttons it's bs stats in the most complete effort at player rankings.....hahaha.

Feb 07, 2019, 21:04


We live in a wonderful world where someone can come  up with stats like the orc did,

Henry Slade since 2014 played 16 tests of which most was in 2014 and 2015 with only 5 tests being in 2018-19.  Of these five tests England lost 2 and won 3 and Slade scored 2 of his 4  career tries.    That looks rather sick giving him a ranking of 5 for near to zero career effort.   Must be a fabrication concocted by .the orc.        

Feb 07, 2019, 21:36

Suck a fat one Dave, they're  not my stats. Fucking muppet!

Feb 07, 2019, 21:46

Relax xavi, Saffex was calling Moffie an idiot, not you.

Also, didn't you say you'd give Fantasy Rugby a go this year?

Feb 07, 2019, 21:54

Great stats there xavi you idiot

Doubt it, gave it a try a while ago and got bored half way through.

Feb 07, 2019, 22:05

Moffie here is some help for you, you useless twat. Courtesy of ESPN

In 2018 Slade played 6 test at 13 running all of 63 metres, making 3 clean breaks and beating 4 defenders. He made 30 tackles missing 20. He scored a big fat ZERO tries.

Now wait for it, Kriel played 10 tests running 272 metres, making 7 clean breaks and beating 7 defenders. He made 47 tackles missing 16. He scored FOUR tries.

Let me guess fuckwit you would still pick Slade no doubt because you are that stupid.

Kriel faced Slade twice and made his name mud stats wise

In the June test Jessie ran 72 metres, made 2 clean breaks and beat 3 defenders and scored a try. Your mate Slade ran all of 3 metres beat no one and missed 4 tackles.

In Nov Kriel ran 30m beat 2 defenders made 2 tackles and missed none. Your mate Slade ran 21 m beat 2 defenders made 6 tackles and missed 7.

You really are onto a winner here Moffie

Slade better than Kriel my arse, as I said Jessie is twice the centre

Feb 08, 2019, 00:02

And of course you omit the fact that Kriel made no Clean breaks.....Slade made 2. And Kriel never offloaded and passed only the ball died with him. Whereas Slade offloaded once and passed three times.

Nice try Vetgat.....Kriel a cul de sac playing next to Allende, another cul de sac.

Feb 08, 2019, 00:16

Ha ha Moffie you have been utterly owned with your pathetic inaccurate take on Kriel vs Slade.

The stats prove what an idiot you are - is your best come back an offload.....bwhaahaaaa

You are pathetic......I love your mans defending stats he looks are real class act there 20 tackles missed in 6 games - as a centre - ouch.

Great strike rate for a 13 with ZERO tries - good call Moffie.

Not to mention an average of 10m gained a test - that from a 13 - wow no wonder he could not score a try. I’ll take Jessie’s 27m a game resulting in 4 tries.

So you stick to useless Slade because you are too fucking stupid to acknowledge you have once again been exposed.

Keep digging Moffie, in your books Mostert is better than PSDT and Slade is better than Kriel - what an idiot you are

Feb 08, 2019, 00:26

No my best come back is two clean breaks....runs that actually made a difference vs crashballing Kriel. As for the stats, RPI has included all those numbers and then scored them for effectiveness. When they were made and whether they led to points. It's by far the most detailed statistical analysis of the game......and you never even knew of it's existence.

You really live and snort rugby Vetsak....LMAOFY!

Feb 08, 2019, 00:29

You have been owned Moffie well and truly owned.

We can count on you knowing fuck all about centres.


Feb 08, 2019, 00:48

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Or do I pick the biased views of the Vetsak. Easy peasy Slade is a much more effective centre than Crashball Kriel.

Feb 08, 2019, 00:57

Give up Moffie you have been owned.

The stats I have quoted for 2018 reveal that the contest between Kriel and Slade is not even close.

Kriel is twice the centre as was my original call, the stats prove it.

Jessie scored 4 tries Slade a big fat Zero.

But imagine investing in a centre that missed 20 tackles in 6 tests and made an average of 10m a test and scored no tries.

Give up old man you have been owned - you are such easy pickings

Feb 08, 2019, 01:21

Wooosh.....above your intellectual plateau.....and even using your numbers, the centre with clean breaks and offloads will be more effective.

On Saturday Slade actually determined the result of one of the biggest tests of the year. Kriel has never done that.

Stay down fat man.

Feb 08, 2019, 01:37

Actually Moffie I could not be bothered reading your sad attempt to justify stats.

Only a desperate idiot would try justifying how a poor set of stats would somehow give more credit to a player than to one with better stats.

I can play your pathetic game if you like. In the June test vs Slade, Kriel made 2 clean breaks and beat 3 defenders scoring a try in the process as opposed to your hero making ZERO clean breaks and beating ZERO defenders.

Stop lying re Slade’s contribution last week, he scored two opportunist tries which involved littke skill at all. He did not effect the outcome of the test through skill.

What makes you a really pathetic and sad individual, shock, shock is that you find favour in an England player over one of our own. An England player who based on my stats had a pretty pathetic 2018. We know Eddie is losing the plot and we can see why - investing in a 13 who missed 20 tackles in 6 tests.

Give up you sad twat you have been owned. I’ll stick a board poll up based on my stats asking the board which 13 in 2018 they would choose based on the stats

Feb 08, 2019, 02:47

One of our own? Don't you live on the dole in England?

........... 66' 13-22 Try - Henry Slade , England 65' No extra points as Farrell puts the kick wide. It was a fine move from England for the try. Slade's pass into May initially was perfect. 65' TRY It's a try! Johnny May produced a brilliant kick over the top and into space from the touchline. Slade, who was just about level, went careering after it and got there first to tap it down for England. Big big pressure on Ireland now. 65' Huge moment for England. Henry Slade chases a Johnny May kick and crashes over. But we're going to TMO to check if he was onside...


Straight from your source skill at all hahahaha.

Feb 08, 2019, 02:57


There are some crackpots the orc quotes from to support his BS,   This new one takes no account of performance,   We use stats from ESPN when necessary and in the past used those as a basis to support observations - but the orc use selective stats to support his BS,   Now suddenly the orc finds a new crackpot site and suddenly that is the bible,   

The orc is a special specimen - he tries to use misrepresentations and  lies to justify his BS statements,

This is funny - the freak used to propagate slow and huge 13 - now he is onto a small guy weighing 95 kgs - who in 16 tests played scored 4 tries - as being top class.   Remember how he used to support even a smaller player (De Jongh) at outside center.    From De Jongh (the AWOL specialist)  he went to the baby elephants and the weight specialist Fat Fransie.    A nutcase if ever there was one.              

Feb 08, 2019, 03:09

Explain Allende and EB Viljoen. But let me help DCup, you worry about Slade's test stats:

Slade 18tests /4 tries/ 83% win ratio.

Kriel 40 tests/ 12 tries / 50% win ratio

Allende 37 tests/4 tries/ 50% win ratio.

You should worry about Kriel andespecially yorfavourite Allende. These two Bok crashballers have contributed nothing of note in almost 40 games. Slade may not be a world beater....but he was certainly an Ireland beater last Saturday.

And ranked much higher by the most sophisticated ranking algoritm yet devised. Game, set and match!

Feb 08, 2019, 07:11

Moffie's knowledge of English rugby players can be summed up in two words . . . Vinny Vunipola!


Feb 08, 2019, 07:29

Vinny rather squashed CJ Stampkar....I wasn't surprised.

Feb 08, 2019, 08:39



The fact is that I m getting worried about the orc.   He knows zero about English rugby and even less so about ALL RUGBY and is idiotic enough to write on rugby issues on site,

I checked all the names and surnames in the English team against Ireland and found no player by the name of Vinny.   Is ty poor bugger finally getting delusional as well.   LMAO

Feb 08, 2019, 08:48

He called Billy Vunipola "Vinny" by mistake but he's such a conceited and stubborn old fool that he can't admit he stuffed up so now he's trying to pretend that we're all the stupid ones for thinking it's "Billy" and not "Vinny".

I kid you not.

Feb 08, 2019, 09:21

Typical Losser ...he tries so hard to impress ... and ends up with both feet in his mouth.

I hope he at least poops in the potty and not beside it ...his grandchildren would be horrified.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:13

Moffie has been owned a number of times but never on this scale.

The best part of me exposing him for his rugby ignorance is that he is too stupid to acknowledge the fact that I’ve blown his pathetic prejudicial take on Kriel vs Slade out the water.

If he had any dignity he would go hide but he comes back for more making a bigger clown of himself each time.

Wait for it chaps let’s see what he comes back with? Apparently Slade in his books who ran all of 10m a test, scoring no tries and missing 20 tackles in the season is better than Kriel who ran 27m a test scoring 4 tries in the process and missing less tackles in 4 more tests played than Slade.

I can’t wait Moffie let’s hear your tune old fart

Feb 08, 2019, 12:25

"Moffie has been owned a number of times but never on this scale."

I don't know about that . . . Meyer Bosman . . . Vinny Vunipola . . . numbering of flankers . . . Jaque Fourie . . . numbering of props . . . Pieter-Steph du Toit . . . Handre Pollard . . . Heinrich Brussow . . . how Grand Slams work . . . Alun-Wyn Jones . . . Warren Whiteley . . . the Du Preez twins . . . and those are just his rugby embarrassments, don't get me started on things like climate vs weather . . . Bozo's "achievements" . . . economics . . . grammar . . . literature . . . and many other humiliations on a grand scale.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:32

You forgot Adi Jacobs!!!!

Also apparently there is one hell of a lot of skill involved with Slade chasing a kick by May to score a try.

Brilliant skill displayed!!!!

Feb 08, 2019, 12:39

Indeed . . . that is by no means a comprehensive lists of Moffie's gaffes. Marius Joubert . . . CJ Stander . . . Victor Matfield's comeback . . . Francois Hougaard . . . we could be here all day.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:46

The stupid prick is anti 95% of our players I just don’t get why he watches or supports SA rugby.

The only pleasure he derives is sitting there slating virtually every one of our players.

Sadistic springs to mind. How sad it must be being in his head watching a game of rugby that involves SA players

Feb 08, 2019, 13:26


The orc is a vicious BSter,   Whenever anybody mentioned a player which may threaten his own favourites in the Springbok team based on reputation - he becomes vicious and attacked the player concerned even though he did not even see one game in which the player played,  

You happened to mention Stander as a potential Springbok in 2012 and the idiot went totally mad.   Since then he has been on an anti-Stander campaign.   The same applies to strings of other players as listed by Rooinek.

One must accept that his hate list of players indicate total rugby ignorance by the orc and a superiority complex out of control.


Feb 08, 2019, 13:59

Mike he only has a handful of players he likes one of which is average Louw which makes no sense at all.

Apart from that handful the idiot bangs on about how crap the rest of our players are. If they were that crap we would not be beating NZ in NZ we would be competing with Zim for some African bragging rights!!

I just don’t get how he derives any pleasure watching games involving SA players.

If I watch the Sharks vs Bulls for instance I enjoy the fact that I’m witnessing a game that has 95% players I rate and enjoy watching. Moffie is the polar opposite he is supporting the 5% and gaining great pleasure in slatting the 95% - what’s the fucking point - don’t watch go play bowls or something

Feb 08, 2019, 17:17

Boks in 2018.....50% win ranking number 5 down from 2 under HM. We have too many players just making up the numbers and a coach who inherited success at Munster and doesn't have much of a clue. But the barking dogs are really in form today. Four against one and not one punch landed. But then we are dealing four of life's biggest losers.....Peeper, Disbarred Lawyer, Pervert and Turncoat.

Keep it up chaps, I'll tie one hand behind my back.

Feb 08, 2019, 19:10

Moffie let me guess you still think Slade was better than Jessie in 2018 dumbass

Entertain us old fart

No punches landed oh boy you really are profoundly stupid.

It’s only worth punching if there is a contest. One can’t punch an old man with his hands tied and head in the clouds. The humanly thing to do would be to point you in the direction of the asylum

Feb 08, 2019, 20:41

The 'humanly' thing to do mean the 'humane' thing. Your spell check missed that one.

Let me guess Vetsak, you were disbarred for abuse of the English language,

Feb 08, 2019, 20:57

Ah Moffie one can sense your corner is getting a little smaller, it’s back to spelling is it?

Poor old man now be a sport and talk us through Slade being better than Kriel last season old wise one.

It’s Friday we need another laugh. Maybe you could highlight his defensive prowess this time round

Feb 08, 2019, 22:25

It's not spelling DBL it's hilariously butchering a word....if it was just spelling the software would have saved you, but it was blown out of the water!

Feb 08, 2019, 22:36

Poor little Moffie has lost the fight

So easily owned, such easy pickings as always

Feb 08, 2019, 22:56

How is that er....'humanly' possible. Stay down Vetsak, it's your best position.

Feb 08, 2019, 23:07

Moffie talk us through Slade vs Kriel one more time.

Pretty please and then I might loosen than noose around your scrawny wrinkled neck.

Poor old man I feel your pain and embarrassment

Feb 08, 2019, 23:12

Slade has made a significant difference in a big test......something Kriel has not done in 40 tests. Forty is a big enough sample, I would say he is dumb muscle, but as we saw when he was run over to lose the Japanese test....he's not very strong.

How are you doing otherwise?

Feb 08, 2019, 23:18

Bwaahaahaaaa is that it Slade made a significant difference by scoring two opportunist tries. He chased a kick by May and scored and that in your books is significant? You idiot

But let’s get back to 2018 old man, who was better Kriel or Slade?

Feb 08, 2019, 23:28

Posted by: mozart (26552 posts) Feb 08, 2019, 23:08

1.5 ....DCup gets a children's vote.


Feb 09, 2019, 03:03

1+0.5=1.5, helpful?

Feb 09, 2019, 04:06


Don't get involved in discussions with the pompous self-important rugby illiterate orc.   Please note that he again got caught out writing BS on site and is not going the childish way.

I just love it - a player has a missed tackle ratio of 40  and the orc ignores it.  Beware any SA player on huis pet hate list missing a third of the missed tackle ratio of Slade - the orc will get ballistic.


Feb 09, 2019, 12:28

This stupid twat is so dumb that he failed to pick up on the fact he used the word children’s vote instead of child’s vote minutes after fingering me

What an idiot

Classic though

His comeback is children’s books bwhaaaahaaa

Feb 09, 2019, 12:34

Dave getting taken to the cleaners once again. "Children's" vote is standard English!  

Feb 09, 2019, 12:47

So you once again support the childish orc?

Feb 09, 2019, 13:23

Beenkop we have always known how profoundly stupid you are and now you have just confirmed it.

Stick to bible bashing you twat

Feb 10, 2019, 00:52

The Children's vote is correct......just as 'Children's Books' will be found in Harrods. Alas there is no "child's books".

Wrong and you don't even understand why.....LMAOFY!

Feb 10, 2019, 13:15

You were not talking about children’s books you idiot you were giving Mike a child’s vote not a children’s vote

You are fucking stupid enough to do that after fingering me - complete idiot

Feb 10, 2019, 18:17

You keep focusing on the adjective you fool.....I'll give you another example, it's the "women's vote' not the 'woman's vote'. I gave him a vote for the class which includes only children. This is a bit did say you got a law degree before you were disbarred? Or were you just a legal assistant.

Feb 11, 2019, 01:43

From the Guardian

Henry Slade 9 Picked up from where he left off. His high kick that led to May’s third try showed he is playing with senses heightened and produced a classy finish.

From the Independent

Henry Slade - 8

Another standout performance from the Exeter Chiefs centre. Finished his try well with a simple sidestep inside Guirado to seal the bonus point, and part of the kicking unit that kept France pinned back.

From RugbyPass

Henry Slade – 8 A strong aerial display from the outside centre, who took a number of contested balls, as well as winning back English kicks, including in the build-up to May’s third try. He took his try well, stepping back inside and beating the would-be tackler. He did get caught out shooting up trying to close down the play in the build-up to Damian Penaud’s opening try, but it was otherwise a solid defensive showing, as illustrated by his intercept in the second half that led to a penalty try.


These fine reviews missed another try scoring contribution from Slade....the aerial tap back that led to May's first try. Another complete test, well beyond anything we have ever seen from deadhead Kriel.

Feb 14, 2019, 21:22


Feb 14, 2019, 21:23

Luckily I had Henry Slade in my Six Nations Fantasy Rugby team.

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