Does Heyneke mess up cohesion with subs?

2014-10-06 11:02
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
The one error in bringing on the subs was that the front rank should have been replaced sooner. The Beast and Jannie were running out of steam and the Boks pack was starting to go backwards when the ABs substituted their entire front rank after ten minutes of the second half. It then took another ten minutes before we brought on our front rank subs on and by that time the AB's had started to dominate. Once a side is on the front foot it is very difficult to take that away from them. In the first half our defense were aggressive but in the second half they waited to see what the AB's would do and they were allowed them to dictate the pace of the game which they proceed to slow down. None of the AB's back line movements in the second were done at top speed and the Boks failed to pressurize them into making mistakes as they had in the first half. Lambie could not do what he did against the Aussies because he was getting back foot ball. The difference between Lambie and Pollard in both games was that against the Aussies Pollard received a lot of back foot ball while Lambie had a dominant pack in front of him. Against the AB's it was the other way round. Both are great fly halves and given the same front foot ball they can take on any team. Hopefully we have seen the last of Morne Steyn.

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