Boks need more flair

2012-08-20 10:46
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)

I get the feeling that the boks have  the sharks problem of only getting up for the" bigger" matches. And almost needing a desperate situation to light the fire. But then I think to my self the whole team is not sharks. The problem comes if you can't turn it on when you have to. We all blame" go forward" ball for the back line not getting going but how do you assemble a better tight 5 than what we have. I think it is the problem of 9 and 10 and playing a deep backline. The forwards can give them "go forward" ball all day but your wingers won't score tries.  unless you kick it to them.

What I'm trying to ask in an ass about face way is how much mental preparation goes into the team to believe in a different game plan and to get up for every game. I've never been a pro sportsman and I'm sure you don't have to motivate these guys but metal conditioning for every different opponent must play a part.

Is it possible to mentally condition these players to different springbok game plans coming from there franchise game plans. So you could potentially have three or four different options. Or is to much to ask from someone. Or does Sa have a rigid mind set of rugby and that won't change, never mind have a couple of mind sets. Could morne steyn play for the bulls one way and for the boks another. You can't deny his record but his attacking play is not that of a lambie. Can he adapt or can he be dropped. I think neither.  So after all this waffle were do we go. Crash boom bang across the line and take the win.  change to a bit of flair and maybe loose a few more than usual. Whatever the answer, you got to back the boks and I suppose that means changing my mine set from being a sharks fan to a bok fan , no matter how different the game plan.

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