Olivier tops as Steyn flops

2012-06-25 12:02
Wynand Olivier (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The majority of Sport24 readers identified Wynand Olivier as the Springboks' best player - and Morné Steyn as the biggest disappointment - in the Boks' 14-all draw in the third Test against England in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about the Springboks after the Test at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium:

"Wynand Olivier was solid as a rock." - Jayjayjay

"Wynand had a great game. People should cut him some slack after this performance." -

"It was the first time I have seen WO play well in a Bok jersey." -

"WO got over the advantage line and I have to, even if painfully, admit he had a good game." -

"Wynand was great but can he deliver 2 or 3 good performances in a row?"
Steyn Jaco

"Wynand Olivier was the top performing Bok out there today." -

"Not an Olivier fan but he did play well." -
Koos Meyer

"Wynand Olivier had his best game for a long time." -

"Morne Steyn missed 8 points that would have made the difference." -
Matthew Bartlett

"Heyneke Meyer can't afford to be picking a kicker who is off form. Doesn't he know you can't do that at Test level?" -

"Steyn's pointless kicking cost the Boks." -

"Commentator made a telling point about Steyn - has changed kicking coach. Maybe Loius Koen is messing with Morne's technique?" -
Jack de Wet

"Steyn's pointless kicking cost the Boks. He does not deserve to be in the Bok team. He's a total disappointment.To be booed by your own crowd is evidence enough." -
Allen Bullard

"I dont think Steyn should be cast aside, but i believe he should be dropped to the bench until he gets his kicking right." - 

"If you have a pack going backwards, it is almost impossible for 9 & 10 to have a good game. My prediction: MS comes roaring back!" -
Jack de Wet

"It's a sad, sad day for South Africa Rugby when WO is our best player on the pitch. MS is past his sell-by date." -
Chris Struwig

Wynand Olivier silenced the critics with a strong performance. (Gallo Images)



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