Bok tour disappointing

2012-11-26 11:18
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

I am a proud Bok supporter don't get me wrong but this tour for this "makeshift " side was disappointing to say the least.

It highlighted the fact we do not have the depth we were all led to believe, very much the same as the struggling Aussies.

Injuries to key players have proved yet again, without them , we struggled and Meyer failed to integrate the fringe players as a cohesive unit.

The Rugby Championship highlighted this fact by losing games the way they did.

This lack of structure continued on this tour to squeak through with some messy wins but far from convincing. Take Pienaar at scrumhalf, he has been shocking with the box kicks and ball distribution , maybe that's one of the reasons why we battled against Ireland and Scotland.

Zane at fullback was another that did very little impress yet Meyer continued with them.

Lois Koen at kicking coach failed, Loubsher back line coach failed- in my opinion.

The facts speak for themselves. We have the players , the skills and passion but lack structure to compete effectively.

Unfortunately, the Boks will need to lose more games before these facts will be exposed, under this smoke screen that the Boks are Ranked No 2 so we are doing just fine.

Time will tell.

Read more on:    mysport24


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Scots beat Samoa, end Japan's dream
Woodcock's career ended by injury
Major Payne as Ireland lose star centre
As it happened: Samoa 33 Scotland 36
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.