Too things the Bloo Bools are doing the Boks weren’t

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Jan 23, 2024, 22:33

Actually only one,  to say they are offloading better than the Boks is not strictly troo the Boks weren’t offloading at all. The Bools made more offloads in the first half than the Boks did all year. The Willie try came from 3 brilliant offloads at pace/in the tackle.

The Bools are looking like the Brumbies under Jake …what a coach.

The other thing is much more committed contesting of the ball on the deck,.

These are hardly new tools in rugby, one wonders when Eluckmiss is going to join the 21st century too or should I say two.

Jan 23, 2024, 22:41

Who cares - the Boks won what matters the Bulls are playing club rugby and Jake has mostly been pretty piss poor given the players he has at his disposal

The Bulls under Jake have won fuck all

Jan 23, 2024, 22:45

Maybe he should get Pollard back, that seemed to work for Eluckmiss.

Jan 23, 2024, 22:47

And Nienaber, then he has the whole package. The Bools defense could do with some help.

Jan 23, 2024, 22:47

Yeah and maybe he should look to get RG back as well, without RG we don’t get past England

Jan 23, 2024, 22:50

Ja we were incredibly lucky to get past the posturing  Poms.

Jan 23, 2024, 22:54

No we were not we smashed them physically in the second half . No luck involved.

You don’t win the game at minute 50 or 60…….

Jan 23, 2024, 22:58

Actually just to be clear, the score was 15 to 11 after the Snyman try. After that Pollard had to convert that try and kick the match winning penalty. Without Pollard we don’t get past  France, let alone the Poms.

Jan 23, 2024, 23:05

Bullshit RG had to score the try in the first place and the team had to create the pressure leading to a penalty

Not to mention every other aspect of the entire game

Jan 24, 2024, 01:49

Which in all three playoffs were almost exactly matched by our opponents leaving Pollard to win the games by making his kicks unlike Mo’unga and  Ramos. Case closed again.

Jan 24, 2024, 03:46

Mozart seems to suffer from memory loss - he forgets that the Bulls are basically oiwned by Rupert and Montsepe - who owns 74,5%  of the shares of the Bulls franchise and they made millions available to the Bulls to fund players. 

White was appointed as coach by them and he was a total failure in 2023.    In other words he was given a further chance to improve in 2024 and it seems the team is now better selected and performing better than last year - but we will have to see whether that improvement is sustained.

To equate club rugby to international rugby is stupid beyond believe.      .               

Jan 24, 2024, 08:24

Ou Mozzie still smarting from Rassie winning his second World Cup.

Will the mampara ever get over it!


Jan 24, 2024, 09:25

Your case is about as solid as my ice cream. No rugby follower is ignorant enough to believe a game is won by a side of 15 players playing for 80 min and every game at the WC was no different regardless of the number of kicks made or missed, tries scored or missed, tackles made or missed etc, etc……Pollard was part of that whole not the whole himself

Wake up

Jan 24, 2024, 13:44

The whole for France delivered up the winning kick….Ramos missed. The whole for the Boks delivered up the winning kick Pollard made it.

Thus it’s apparent to all but the uneducated that Pollard’s superior kicking was the difference. Note the term difference. All the things the rest of the team did was matched almost exactly by France, England and New Zealand(with 14 men)

The thing they didn’t match….and therefore lost…was the goal kicking.

Jan 24, 2024, 18:09

Moz there is one certainty, you have never played in a meaningful team game in your life.

There is not a single supporter out there, educated or not that is ignorant enough to conclude Pollard won us the WC regardless of whether he made all his kicks or not and the same applies to the opposition kickers.

You clearly don’t get it as a supporter so let’s look at it from a players perspective something you clearly won’t understand given your stance but here is a little bit of education for you.

Do you honestly think that the likes of Kolbe, Kriel, Faf, Malherbe, Eben or PSDT leave the field believing Pollard had just won them the match and that every tackle made, pass made, ruck hit, line out taken etc was of no consequence?

Pollard makes the kick in that final and the team has to defend that lead until the end whistle blew. Pollard like the rest of the team had to defend that lead. The team won the game

Bottom line is, you are not stupid enough to believe Pollard won us the WC, your problem is that you just can’t bring yourself to credit the magnificent Rassie who not only masterminded one WC win but did an unprecedented double, the last of which was the toughest WC route ever travelled

Rassie has made your name absolute mud and it grates you no end

Jan 24, 2024, 19:02

The rest of the Guys like Mostert, Pieter, eben, RG, ox etc. like usual, put there Bodies on the line with the limited Gameplan giving to them….or let’s Say a Gameplan designed only for WC….but it was close, as the Best teams match us in every aspect, besides the Pressure ( Winning) kicks that Pollie aced….but without the rest of our Bok Beasts, those Pressure kicks would not have been there…they need each other, otherwise no Bingo : )

Jan 24, 2024, 20:49

No Dave, from their limited perspective they probably leave the field  thinking they won their individual contest. By the law of averages 7 of them did, seven didn’t and one player saved the day. Pollard.

Jan 24, 2024, 20:56

Bullshit no player leaves the field after an epic contest where he has given it his all crediting one individual for that victory especially in rugby

Never has happened never will as those that have played the game know

It’s not golf it’s rugby, the epitome of a team sport, played by a team and won or lost by the team as a whole

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