South African Rugby

Friday, October 19, 2007

Here we go

South Africa’s roadmap has gone to plan so far. Through the side there are settled combinations in virtually every area from one to fifteen, with the selection Francois Steyn at inside centre providing unpredictability and hopefully keep a couple of the English players preoccupied

The Bokkie strengths are well documented: kicking: lineout: tough back row: defence around the fringes and panic inducing blitz defence as they start going through the phases.

England has had a dire couple of years but their belief has been restored ,they don’t know how but enjoying being the underdog what has happened though is Jonny Wilkinson is back to calm the ship plus their new find Andrew Sheridan who took out the Australia pack.

There is talk of Sheridan's illegal method of scrummaging – something about him 'boring in' South Africa need to have a cunning plan for the scrum ,CJ van der Linde who is in the firing line on Saturday.

Our scrums against Argentina were not great but we have the line outs with best in the world Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha to work their magic.

Fourie Du Preez has made his mark on this tournament for me when he took England apart let’s hope for some surprises this Saturday will just leave you with this quote which made me feel better.

“WALLABY Chris Latham is tipping a 30-point triumph for South Africa in the World Cup final, with "backline speed and skill" rendering Jonny Wilkinson irrelevant.”

South Africa team for Saturday.

· 15 Percy Montgomery
· 14 JP Pietersen
· 13 Jaque Fourie
· 12 Francois Steyn
· 11 Bryan Habana
· 10 Butch James
· 9 Fourie du Preez
· 8 Danie Rossouw
· 7 Juan Smith
· 6 Schalk Burger
· 5 Victor Matfield
· 4 Bakkies Botha
· 3 CJ van der Linde
· 2 John Smit
· 1 Os du Randt

South Africa Rugby homepage


At 10:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Can't wait till tonight!
Really looking forward it.
Just hope the England squad can withstand the those Spring Boks.

A trully tremendouse battle is going to take place and I'm just loving it.
Swwwiiiiiinnggg Loowwww Swweeeeet Chaarrriotttt!
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At 1:24 pm, Blogger fatboyfat said...

Hey fellas - I guess you've been a little busy partying to update this blog.

Well done to the Bokke. The best team won on the night - no complaints from this Englishman. I'm glad we were able to give you a close match last night.

See you in 2011!


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