Fringe players need a run against Italy

2014-11-17 13:45
Eben Etzebeth (Gallo Images)
An overall good team performance, Schalk stood out but I thought Coetzee did a lot of grinding work that goes unnoticed at times. Encouraging to see Etzebeth improving, Boks really need him back to his best. Thought Lambie and Reinach were solid although Reinach has to work on his kicking if he wants to become a more complete scrummy. Coenie was good in general play but I'm still concerned that he'll be exposed at scrum time if Jannie's injury is serious. Hope HM gives a few other tour members a deserving chance against Italy next weekend. NZ had the balls to do it against Scotland, surely the Boks can experiment a bit as well, will make an ordinary game a bit more interesting by seeing what these guys can do.

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