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Morné under the microscope

2012-06-18 11:01
Morné Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers are concerned that Morné Steyn's poor kicking may end up costing the Springboks.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Morné Steyn's performances against England in the opening two Tests:

"Morné's time is over." - Gideon Keyser

"Morné had a terrible game. He put one directly into touch that ultimately resulted in an England try. His goal-kicking remains an issue and some of his options can be questioned." - VallemJ

"His only strength has now become a weakness - kicking." - Danny Zulberg

"Morné is a GREAT player and at the moment he is off kicking form, as sometimes happens. If their main kicker is so obviously off form, why was Pat Lambie or Franse Steyn not used for the more difficult kicks?" - Phil

"Morné cost us a crushing victory."
- graemeltd

"Morne fans cannot argue - he has lost the touch that made him a Springbok." - Steyts

"MSteyn had a shocker." - Steyts

"Morne surely deserves to be dropped." - JacobusvdMerwe

"The scoreline flatters England. We gave them seven points, and we lost about thirteen points because of poor goal kicking." - Raymond Abrahamse

"Morné kicked like a novice." - P.J

"Replace Morne Steyn with Peter Grant!" - Jacques Pretorius

"Play Elton Jantjies!" - Philip Mostert

"I think Lambie needs to get a chance at 10." - CKrohne

"It's only a matter of time before Johan Goosen returns from injury and is ready to take over." - Hanre Wiese

"Maybe being left out will stir something in Morne. An on-song Morne will always have a place in the Bok team. Not this Morne though." JP

"We need him to kick 80%+ not 60%."
- Nico Louw

"It must be the new (pink) boots."
- Sean Brady

"Schoolboys kick better. Handre Pollard kicked better for the Baby Boks." - HB

"At international level you can't afford to have an off day with the boot." - Lean

"Below par kicking performance, and his 'attacking' game is as effective as cutting a loaf of bread with a spoon. He just isn't that player. His only asset is kicking so when that goes what else does he have to offer?" - Nathan

"I think people are being unfair on Morne. Now that he is playing attacking rugby, the Boks scored six tries in the last two games of which he scored one. May I remind you he scored a drop goal as well?" - Blue Raven


Will Morné Steyn's poor form with the boot continue? (Gallo Images)

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