Moz's xxx player ratings.

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Aug 11, 2019, 00:32

Willie 6.....nothing wrong, some good kicks....kinda pedestrian generally.

Kolbe 7 on the wing/ 7 at scrummie.....flawless in both roles.

Am 4......missed half his tackles and added nothing on attack.

Allende 6.....one of his better tests/ still tractored to no avail, but made some good hits.

Mapimpi 5....awol on the first try, very hesitant, but one searing run saved his blushes.

Pollard 8....dominating play, love how he ran over Sanchez.

Faf 4.....will the real Faf stand up, a bad case of box kickitis.

Beast 7 ....massive scrumming, made all his 12 tackles

Bongi 6.....throws were marginal, not as active around the fringes....took his try well.

Nyakane7....the find of the RC at tighthead, bodes well for the WC.

Etzebeth 8...dominating lineouts, power runs and one superb break, made all his 10 tackles

Mostert 7.....most tackles, 2 defenders beaten/ searing break

Kwagga 4....5 runs for 1 metre and 2 lost balls. Perhaps a WC ending performance.

Stephanie 5....missed 40% of his tackles, never beat a tackle in 9 runs.

Vermeulen 8 plus....took most kickoffs with aplomb, 42 metres, great hard yards, great lineouts. This is our captain, Eraser knows it.

Replacement front row 5....good breakdown pressure by Kitshoff .....but scrumming a significant step down.

Snyman and Louw, some good things but not enough time to rate

Kriel 3......el zippo.

Jantjies 6......sparked the Boks after Faf's deadly display.

Steyn 7....instant smarts, hands and purpose.

Aug 11, 2019, 03:51

15. Willie le Roux – 5/10

His average form has continued. A few good clearance kicks, but up and under were not very contestable. When he loses form, he starts to make aimless kicks. Koble could get a run at fullback next week, to get Aphwi or/and Nkosi on the field

14. Kolbe – 7

Good on attack and defence. Like having a second fullback. He was also good at scrumhalf. He is an allround player, and good to have a backline player that can create and finish.

13. Lukhanyo Am – 5

Good on defence. Not many opportunities on attack

12. Damian de Allende – 6.5

Very solid with aggressive front on tackles

11. Makazole Mapimpi – 6

Got better as the game went on

10 Handré Pollard – 9

Perhaps the best flyhalf in world cup. 2 tries, solid of the tee, good  touch finders  to setup lineout drives

9. Francois de Klerk – 5.5

His boxes kicks were mostly poor. 

8. Duane Vermeulen – 7.5

Was all over the pitch. Winning turnovers, taking kickoffs, strong tackles, good carries

7. Pieter-Steph du Toit – 6.5

Lots of tackles. Showing he is mobile to get involved in attacking movements.

6. Kwagga Smith – 5

Not involved enough. When he was involved, it was not really a chance to use his skills

5. Franco Mostert – 7

Lots of ball carries, good defence. 

4 Eben Etzebeth – 7

Was abrasive and physical

3. Trevor Nyakane – 7

Best scrumming performance of the tournament. 

2. Mbongeni Mbonambi – 7

Lineouts were better than with Marx. 

1. Tendai Mtawarira 7

Seems like a better starting option than Kitshoff. Contributed to a totally dominant scrum, and did his part on defence. 

Replacements:

16. Malcolm Marx (45th minute) – 6. 

Good turnover and put pressure on ruck. 

17. Steven Kitshoff (45th minute) – 6

Possibly better of the bench.

18 Frans Malherbe (49th minute) – 4

Not very good, 

19. Rudolph Snyman, (65 minutes) -N/A

20. Francois Louw, (56th minute) – 6

Boks became even more dominant at the breakdown when he got on the pitch

21. Herschel Jantjies 7.  – Excellent break. Good at finding gaps. Another solid performance

22 Frans Steyn (65th minutes) – 7

Everything he touched turned to gold

23 Jesse Kriel (58th minute) – 3

Butchered a possible try, but not offloading to his outside for Kolbe.

Aug 11, 2019, 08:36

Mozart

Why are you always misleading members?   Take the following:-

Mostert :   Lots of ball carries, good defence. 

 Du Toit :   Lots of tackles. Showing he is mobile to get involved in attacking movements.

So lets look at the tackle stats o9f the to players and see what they represent:-

Mostert -  Tackles made 16 - tackles missed 5

Du Toit -   Tackles made 13 - tackles missed 4

Defense if both were not good enough - - too many missed tackles,  However, the quality of tackles made is important:- 

Mostert  -  average to poor quality

Du Toit  - tackling players back - strong and effective

The other BS story is the Steyn euphoria.  Se Allende carried the ball to within a meter of the tryline with three players taking him down.  Ball comes back and led to the try scored by Pollard,  Everything Steyn touched turned to gold - problem his defense only entailed 2 touches.

De Allende was particularly active in ball protection at breakdowns - Steyn never in sight,  

Lastly another twisted posting ignoring pertinent facts                            

 
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