Boks underestimated Irish

2014-11-10 10:59
Francois Hougaard (Gallo Images)
It seemed to me the boks greatly underestimated the Irish as if a bok win was a given and this was so clearly displayed when they turned down the first kick at goal while behind on points. The smile on pollards face directly after he kicked to touch really said it all.

The sa tv producers help to beat nz at ellis park was quickly forgotten and replaced with a false sense of confidence that they could now beat anyone ignoring the obvious truth as to HOW they really won that match. Skill had nothing to do with it. This denial is what increases the shock effect the boks and their fans must feel after losing to No 5 on IRB rankings.

Directly after the boks win over ab's at ellis park Andrew Merhtens correctly predicted that opposition teams will quickly work out Pollard and he will become immediately ineffective. That was ONE match ago for the boks and Pollard has been nullified by a No 5 ranked team. Bok No 8, No15 in fact almost every top bok player was very well analysed by the coach Joe Schmidt and nullified in the game it was almost unbelievable for me to witness.

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