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Oct 08, 2020, 19:29

One can’t but admire and love what Rassie has done with the Boks

As some say, a rugby genius

Taking them from number 7 to 1 within two years, WC and RC champs within that time.

It’s clear that his relationship with the players is second to none, they completely buy into him.

Targeting the away game against NZ as a must win to instil the belief was a master stroke. Virtually conceding the games against Oz and the Argies in the quest to win that away game against NZ was both a risk and very brave.

Appointing Kolisi as captain was another master stroke

Looking forward to episode 2

Oct 08, 2020, 20:01

Dave

I agree 100% with you.   However, there are idiots on site who rate Meyer as Costzee as better coaches,  

Oct 08, 2020, 20:45

From 7 to the top in 2 years...nuff said! Rassie is da man...Nienaber too.

Oct 08, 2020, 22:01

Ja, I agree and so must we all...the figures and results speak. All other gobblyledgook , and presumptuous expertise from posters promoting themselves to experts is pathetic...a lot of pretenders , or people looking for attention. Results speak for themselves. Rassie has done a good job.

Oct 08, 2020, 22:01

Ja, I agree and so must we all...the figures and results speak. All other gobblygook , and presumptuous expertise from posters promoting themselves to experts is pathetic...a lot of pretenders , or people looking for attention. Results speak for themselves. Rassie has done a good job.

Oct 09, 2020, 02:21

It’s a no brainer - Rassie brings a broader perspective to what the Bok journey is about and an obvious rugby wisdom to the equation. I love his takes on what it all means and the mental angle he brings to the game. It’s left field, it’s refreshing and it’s work.

He is on a different level to the standard approach we received from the likes of Jake, Meyer and co

Chalk and cheese stuff

It’s on par with not rating the likes of de Allende or PSDT - it’s the same fools being exposed at every corner

You just simply can’t argue with moving a team from 7 to 1 within 2 years and in the process winning the RC and WC, team of the year, player of the year.

It’s like saying Mozart knew fuck all about music!!!!

Oct 09, 2020, 02:21

Yes, results speak for themselves. Has regressed the Boks to a Skop 'N Pop team. Bottom of the pile in all attack figures. What's the saving grace? Defence? In other words, Nienaber. Nothing good about the Boks is separate from Nienaber. RC winners? Against what? The worst Wallaby side in 45 years? The most vulnerable NZ side since 1998? The Pumas had a down year. Perspective. The Church of Rassie can't argue the facts. Rassie is an average coach devoid of ideas. There is nothing world class about any of his work. At no point in his coaching career has he shown any real talent. Time and again, we see teams that are blunt, bottom of the pile for attacking output and reliant wholely on the work of Nienaber. The duo are now at 1/2 in WCs, don't forget that. Jake won it first time. 

Oct 09, 2020, 09:13

Aug you are a fucking embarrassment but please don’t change

You are lying about his attack stats

Oct 09, 2020, 10:10

Results do indeed speak for themselves.

After the game against Wales I began doubting him. 

One can't argue with the result in the final though.

And as the doc-series is revealing, there's much more to it.

Aug, Rassie was loved in Ireland and now in SA too. There's probably a reason for that.

Oct 09, 2020, 11:12

"From 7 to the top in 2 years...nuff said! Rassie is da man...Nienaber too."

Thank you kindly, I'll have that.

With or without fries.

Oct 09, 2020, 11:36

One wonders at times how totally devoid of thinking some of our members  are.    There are in fact two things in scoring points between soccer and rugby.    In soccer you kick or use  another  part pf your body,  bar your arms and hands to  get the ball into the net  to score points and get one point for each successful  effort .

`In  the  early days of the development of rugby a  try was given 1 point and a conversion  3 points,   That generally changed over time to a situation where the try scored 5 points and a conversion  2 additional points – while penalty conversions remained at three points,   So what way is the best to win games – obviously by scoring tries and not only by kicking at goal.  The latter is important – but not the beginning and end  of the game.   Mozart at one stage said that 90% of the functions of a flyhalf is to kick balls and spoke about traditional SA rugby being the so-called 10 man game  and that is why he and AO always screamed about Morne being a top class flyhalf  when his defence was putrid and the rest of his game poor,    Not taking contact and avoiding being part of any backline attacking process  was part and parcel of the Morne game - the other being aimless kicking leading to possession handovers.

What does  the above tells us about the game of rugby?   It tells us that scoring of tries is the prime objective of the game.   No amount of aimless passing and kicking in attack without resulting in the scoring of tries is of any real consequence,   Simultaneously the key is to prevent the opposition from scoring tries.    Both require well-planned processes and initiatives.

Now lets  get to Erasmus and see where he differs from  his two predecessors and most of the coaches since re-admission.   Erasmus had a plain and brilliant approach – play the game with skill and initiatives the players understand and buy into.    His predecessors   all  had serious deficiencies  in planning and implementation and tried to play a game laughed at by the opposition.   Even White in winning the WC was really deficient as the Springboks did not score a single try in the WC final in 2007 – despite the fact that Jones was on his staff.  

Now lets look at the two coaches AO and Mozart praised all along – Meyer and Coetzee,   Both cached the teams into playing stupid rugby.   After four years of aimless rugby without any real progress Meyer’s contract with SARU was not renewed  and he was informed that he will not be appointed  should he apply for the post.    Two years of Coetzee was more than enough for the country and for SA Rugby game supporters – so he was fired.   Both ended up coaching NH club teams  and both were fired by their clubs  or being  incompetent  - so the obvious question is – if they were incompetent on club level – how would they be successful  on international level?

The two members referred to are seriously deficient in knowing the essence of the game and their denigration of Meyer and some key players in the team is just hilariously funny.   They were wrong about Erasmus and their pet hate players for years and would not admit their  foolishness  of the past.  

I will stick with one description of Erasmus as coach provided by Rob Louw when I spoke to him - : “the miracle man”.                                                           

Oct 09, 2020, 13:47

how do I watch from the UK?

Oct 09, 2020, 21:25

King it’s on YouTube

Search for Chasing the Sun episode 1

 
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