Vermeulen will be on the plane. I read that he may be the defence coach and may even retire after the world cup and continue in some coaching capacity in the team. He might not be starting player at the world cup, if his form for the Boks is not good this year
AM and Willemse in the midfield would be good to see. Delande is good, but sometimes repetitive and overdoes the crash ball . Sure, people will say it is the game plan - but then when Willemse is at 12 he passes more.
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That being that all the players are fit and available, Rassie starting 15 looks pretty much settled and mirrors most of our sides
My side looks pretty much like Rassie’s would expect maybe for eighthman
Rassie’s best 15 would probably look something like this:
12. de Allende
5. RG Snyman
While I have definitely warned to Wiese as he is a physical freak along the lines of the du Preez twins I still prefer Roos, although since his return from injury he has been at best solid.
I just prefer the all round skills of Roos and he provides more than enough physicality. But saying that I am more than happy with Wiese at 8, as long as Roos makes the WC squad ahead of past it Vermeulen
With reference to Rassie’s side above, the only real challenges to the 15 I’ve selected is Arendse on the wing, Willemse involved either at 15 or 12, Ox and Mbonambi starting to please the colour equation and Lood at 5.
Saying that Ox and Mbonambi are damn fine players and would not weaken the side
If that is the starting side then Ox, Mbonambi, Lood and Willemse are definites for the bench