Time to take risks, Heyneke

2012-09-25 14:41
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
I would be the first to say 'drop Morne Steyn and give the young guns their shot'. But let's be honest. From a coaches perspective, Heynecke is probably not going to just drop Morne. The facts is that he is one dimensional and we will probably would not see a backline spark with Morne on 10 but what he did good in the past was always good enough to see him by and too justify his selection.

The problem is when he do not offer other qualities to his complete game and struggles to do the one or two things efficiently that he is in the team to do, it becomes a problem. If you consider that the two youngsters that he is keeping from the side is on form with their kicking game and offer more versatility and options on attack and could get their backline firing then it raises the question "why not". Elton Jantjies is collecting cheques every week for 'man of the match' performances and Goosen is cool and composed.

Given his injury scenario, perhaps Jantjies should get his chance. Yes he is uncapped and yes he is 20 years old and yes we are playing Australia but how bad can it get. He performed 2 years in a row in a struggling Lions side. What more must he do to prove himself to be the pivot that the Springboks are lacking.

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