Now that the trumped up case against him has been discredited and he has again been our key player in 2021, Eben is finally getting some respect. Frequently mentioned as the obvious missing player for World Player of the Year and being spoken of as a Hall of Fame inductee on Rugby Pass, Eben with the cloud removed is getting some good press.
What did these journalists not get. No lock in the game is more dangerous on opposition throws to the front of the lineout. Given a chance to carry the ball against England he showed what a real athlete can do versus the likes of Lomp and Dud. And does anybody think there is a more powerful figure in the mauls?
This man has been our best forward for five years, while other more popular players got all the press. It’s good to see him finally getting his dues.