Rugby Championship

Bok rue lost lineout...

2014-09-15 09:11
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Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they will investigate why a lineout close to the All Black tryline went somewhat pear-shaped, Beeld reports.

As it happened: Springboks v All Blacks

With time running out on the clock, the Boks had a lineout five metres out in the Rugby Championship Test in Wellington on Saturday.

It was the perfect opportunity to utilise their driving maul for a try. However, the All Blacks did well to disrupt the Springbok ball which prevented the Boks from using their favourite tactic.

All Black No 8 Kieran Read got his arm in between Victor Matfield before the ball was tapped back on the Springbok side. The Boks did hold on to possession but a driving maul was not possible. The All Blacks held on to win the game 14-10.

"Perhaps we should have thrown that ball to Duane (Vermeulen) at the back of the lineout," said Bok prop Jannie du Plessis.

Read said afterwards that he and lock Brodie Retallick had agreed to fiercely contest that Springbok lineout.

"It worked out well for us. We also did well to neutralise their driving mauls from lineouts," said Read.


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