Josh Strauss told by Jake White he is no longer needed

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Jun 25, 2020, 15:09

Strauss was hopeless this season so far before Coronavirus. Jake White must have watched through the various taped games, and realised it would be better to just get rid of him

Strauss had a 2year contract- so maybe he was paid out some of it on condition that he packs his bags and leaves with immediate effect.  

Jun 25, 2020, 16:17

Another one of Dave’s raves.

Jun 25, 2020, 18:08

Strauss was a really good player when he was at the Lions. A very good link man and a very strong leader.

your opinions above are very subjective, naive and typically confrontational.

lets get some facts on here before we flap our gums like Saffex's mother.

Jun 25, 2020, 18:13

Strauss was not Bok material. To say that he should have been Bok captain is laughable, to proclaim that it was a certainty is even funnier. Saffy draws many badly reasoned conclusions. 

Jun 25, 2020, 19:27

Strauss was great for the Lions, good player and very good leader. Definitely Bok material in his prime, hence playing test rugby for Scotland

He is past it now

Jun 25, 2020, 22:47

A provincial player at best....if you can’t hold your place in the Scottish team, no way you are going to be a Bok.

Jun 25, 2020, 23:48

Josh should either be hanging up his boots, or perhaps the Kings would have him. 

Jun 26, 2020, 00:22

Bullshit at his best he was Bok material by the time he qualified for Scotland his best days were over

He was the best in his position in the country at times when playing for the Lions and was by far our best leader at the time

Jun 26, 2020, 00:32

Better than Vermeulen? That explains everything are clueless about players who you have’ identified’ get brain lock. That why you believed JJ was still a serious rugby player when everybody else knew he was a lightweight.

Jun 26, 2020, 00:57

Vermeulen was better most of the time but not all the time. Strauss was better at times

JJ was by far our best 13 at the time and his beating of Smith confirmed that, it was perfect 13 play. He had speed and good feet. At least I had the balls to concede I was wrong about JJ as it became evident he lacked the hard edge. That was not apparent in his test breakthrough year. You on the other hand never concede and it’s makes you that much poorer as a rugby observer

One thing I’m not clueless about is rugby players. Your takes on well most our players is clueless and I mean that sincerely

For if you were right about them all we would not be the best side in the game right now. Your takes on Kriel, Serfontein, de Allende, Reinach, Kitshoff, Malherbe, Lood, PSDT, Marcel Coetzee, Kolisi etc are laughable. But the list is endless

SA has always had the best players nothing has changed. Politics got in the way for a while but Rassie is restoring the order. I rate and back our players, we have more depth than ever and it’s showing

Jun 26, 2020, 01:23

Actually you are even forgetting your own story....JJ beat Savea, not Smith in your famous fable.

And we haven’t proven we are the best side. We have beaten the All Blacks once in 4 matches under Erasmus.... .in the first test he coached against them and not since then.

As for the players Reinach  is clearly a better player since playing up north. Malherbe was solid in the WC. Kitshoff  is a decent player but not the force the Beast has been. Stephanie is  a hard worker, but horribly inadequate as a loosie. Lomp is ordinary, Coetzee the walking wounded and Kolisi is another guy who would be nowhere out of the Bok pack.

There isn’t an ounce of creativity in any of the guile, no step, no pass.

And Strauss was never better than Vermeulen.....not on Vermeulen’s worst day.

Jun 26, 2020, 08:16

The players Mozart criticizes based on his prejudice is amazing  and his reference to the Springboks vs the AB;s is another example,   In six years under Meyer and Coetzee  the Springboks beat the AB's exactly once in Johannesburg and never away,    That was never used to evaluate the two coaches,   He criticized Du Toit all the time  yet when Matfield in that one win failed miserably and nearly cost the Springboks their one win in 2014 - not  word about that one.  

Amazing objectivity demise  - but that is normal with him.  When he goes for players - believe the exact opposite from what he writes on site.   His description of what happens in games are based entirely on deception and outright lies.     

Jun 26, 2020, 15:41

The reason you have such a hard time recognizing what I say because it’s the truth. You wouldn’t recognize the truth if it smacked you in the face.

Jun 27, 2020, 01:14

You aren't making your point clear enough Moz, allow me:

@Lügnerin: You wouldn't recognise the truth if it was a scantily clad young lad with rosey cheeks

Jun 27, 2020, 01:42

.....and she smacked him in the face!

Jun 27, 2020, 21:33

Their is never any truth  in what either of you two write on site  - so maybe you should straighten yourself out and see real rugby and not the junk you pretend happening in games.

It is weird how you can criticize Erasmus and think Meyer was the cats whiskers,   Still not hit home why the latter was fired by Stade Francais?     


Jun 27, 2020, 22:26

Um.....yes JJ beat Savea butI’m on about him beating Smith and outplaying him one on one - his opposite number

Your takes on those players is utter rubbish as per usual in particular our centres having no creativity. Our centres are the best in the business

Name another country that has de Allende, Serfontein, Kriel, Am, JVR and Esterhuizen to call on

Rubbish re Strauss vs Vermeulen. Hell Dan du Preez outplayed Vermeulen for most of the last Super rugby season they competed in.

Vermeulen is bloody good but there are others that are or have been just as good

As for where we stand, our ranking says it all along with the WC win. The WC has taken the Boks to the next level - if we played the AB’s now we would beat them 3 out of 5 times

Jun 28, 2020, 00:35

JJ should have been on the wing. At least until he lost his pace. 

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Jun 28, 2020, 00:49

South Africa has never in its entire history been strong at centre. I never even regarded Jean as an all-round elite centre in terms of skills, but were it not for is lengthy service to Bok rugby, we'd have almost nothing in the professional era. Your lists don't emphasize greatness, but highlight the paupers masquerading as professional, top quality centres. 

The current Boks are a step below the almost all tier one teams. They'd never beat the All Blacks that many times, the World Champions were held at arms length, and made to look toothless and devoid of any ability in breaking down defences. They only win good matchups where they are totally dominant physically. That was two key games last year, three if we consider the heavily depleted Welsh side. Rassie has taken the Boks away from the trends of the game. These Boks cannot use the ball, not even with absolutely unstoppable front foot ball and space. Just a few lucky 50/50 moments from the wings when they run out of space.

Jun 28, 2020, 03:27

Vermeulen has been the best 8 we've had since the game turned pro, him being "outplayed" in Super rugby doesn't prove anything when he puts in the performances he does for the Boks. And again, it isn't a boxing match where each position is fighting against their opposing number...

Jun 29, 2020, 19:24

Aug shut the fuck up your rugby ignorance is a fucking bore

We consistently have the best centre pairs and that’s a fact

From Jean and Fourie

to the current pair of de Allende and Am or Kriel

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