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Aug 05, 2022, 23:09

South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Trevor Nyakane
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Franco Mostert, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Jaden Hendrikse, 23 Willie le Roux

New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 George Bower

15.Barrett > Willemse
14.Jordan > Arendse
13. Ioane > Am
12.Havili > De Allende
11.Clarke > Mapompi
10.Barrett > Dullard
09.Smith > Faffy Fucked
08.Savea > Wiese
07.Cane > Du Toit
06.Ioane > Kolisi
05.Barrett > De Jager
04.Etzebeth > Whitelock
03.Malherbe > Ta'avoa
02.Marx > Taukei’aho
01.Bower > Nyakane 

Aug 06, 2022, 00:32

So it's not even a contest....

Aug 06, 2022, 00:35

Honestly, would you REALLY change that list? The Bok strength is depth at front row, even if they aren't all great. Then it drops off big fucking time! Let's be real here, the Blocks are playing shit for a reason. 

Aug 06, 2022, 01:12

Your original list with some corrections.

15.Barrett > Willemse 

Barret is good under the high ball, but while solid on attack, he hardly sets the world alight.
Willemse had a slow start to test rugby and only recently is realising his potential. He is a better attacking player and has the potential to be the better long-term player. 

50/50 at this stage, but tomorrow will be clearer who is currently the better player. 


14.Jordan > Arendse
 Both offer raw pace, but not much else when compared to world-class wingers. 
Jordan is the more established player. If he gets space he is dangerous, but if he is closed down he offers little to nothin. 
Jordan

13. Ioane > Am
Ioane was a great winger, perhaps the form winger in world rugby about 4 years ago. 
but he lost form. Now he is moved to outside centre where he has been solid at best.
AM is the better playmaker with a good pass and with solid all-round game. If anything, he does not get enough opportunity on attack
AM gets the edge as a specialist outside Center. 


12.Havili > De Allende
Delande is the better player. Havilli has done little at test level - yet. Although he has been in the worst ABS team of all time. 
Delande

11.Clarke > Mapompi
Mapimpi is the best opportunist in world rugby. If he gets space he scores. Clarke may have a more allround game, but like Havilli he has not done much for the All Blacks so far.
Mapimpi 


10.Barrett > Dullard
Barrett is the better player, but he has not been in top form this season. It is debatable if he is starting to be past his best.
Barrett.


09.Smith > Faffy Fucked
Smith was the better player, but might be passed his best. Faff has been too inconsistent in recent years.
Smith

08.Savea > Wiese
Savea. Although Savea is average behind a losing pack. 

07.Cane > Du Toit
DuToit is the world player of the year. Same Cane is not even a test level player.
DuToit has not been in form so far this year, but he will get better as the season progresses- maybe tomorrow.

06.Ioane > Kolisi
Ioane is another player that has not really shown himself to be a standout at international level
Unlike Kolisi who has won the man of the match etc.
Kolisi

05.Barrett > De Jager
Barret is not a test standard player.
De Jager

04.Etzebeth > Whitelock
Whitelock is past his best. 
Eztebeth

03.Malherbe > Ta'avoa
Malherbe easily. 

02.Marx > Taukei’aho
Marx easily

01.Bower > Nyakane 
I have not seen much of Bower yet. Ox Nche should be starting, 
Nyakana should be a bench option to cover both sides of the scrum
50/50 

Man for man, the Boks are better. 

Aug 06, 2022, 08:26

You fucking wish! Allende has done what at test level? What Havili and Ioane have done is better than ANYTHING the two clowns for the Blocks have done ever. Allende is the worst Block centre I can remember ever seeing. By far. I thought am had potential but no. The Block centres are one of the worst parts of the team. Allende is vodacom Cup quality. You have a lot of those. What playmaking have these clowns ever done? Fucking hopeless. 

Mapompi looked good for a couple of seasons but has been shit for a long time now. His defence is really shit.

Let's put it this way... The Block backline is the worst in world rugby. Gelant is your one real hope. Willemse played shit throughout the Wales series. He has NO attacking ability at all. Barrett is one of the best fullbacks in world rugby.

Cane has played at a level Du Toit has never been at at any point in his career. This one is fucking easy. World player my ass. Itoje was better than ANY Block in world cup and he is nowhere the best player for the Blocks. This chump is a big soft loafer. Got fucked up by a wing.

De Jager is total balls. Barrett is average but still better. How the fuck did De Jager ever get selected. You poofs are fucking obsessed with fat lardy loafers. WTF is up with that? Must have sucked major duck to get where he is today. Same goes for a lot of others. I bet Allende is more of a receiver than a playmaker...

Kolisi has potential, but not at 6. Ioane mops the floor with him. It's not even fucking close.

No, the Blocks are not man for man better than the All Blacks. You fucks rely on a game plan that conceals how shit they are as individuals. And boy are they shit. 

Aug 06, 2022, 11:59

Kolisi is useless. Both as an open side flanker and as a capt. A quota if there was one. 




Aug 06, 2022, 16:53

I see Red Rosie and his other part of the split personality wee Cc are raving like loons making sharktwit look good. Amazing! 

 
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