Plonker of the Month
2008-09-10 11:10:19 AM
If the acting Springbok skipper did one thing over the past few weeks, it was remind everyone of just how sorely John Smit’s leadership is missed. Matfield appeared only to rile referees with his indelicate querying of decisions against the Boks in the several games they lost, while his ability to knit the troops into a cohesive unit came into question too. Worst of all, though, the ace lineout banker’s own game suffered greatly until he got it together -- after the proverbial Lord Mayor’s Show, it is true – in the 53-8 Wallaby massacre.