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Div expects scrum onslaught

2011-08-30 07:31

Cape Town - The Springbok management won't try and overexert their players this week and will only start their tactical preparations for the first Rugby World Cup clash once they land in New Zealand.

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The Boks play their first match against Wales in Wellington on September 11.

Team doctor, Craig Roberts, told the Beeld newspaper the main aim this week will be to do as much aerobic exercise as possible.

The management did, however, made one exception to this rule when the Boks had a heavy scrum session in Johannesburg on Monday - under the guidance of forwards coach Gary Gold and technical advisor Rassie Erasmus.

This thus indicates a special need from coach Peter de Villeirs to put heavy emphasis on the Boks' effort at scrum time.

And De Villiers believes the Northern Hemisphere's teams will try and utilise the scrums as a weapon during the tournament.

"It is something they - due to the conditions - focus on more over there than we do here in the Southern Hemisphere.

"I expect those (Northern Hemisphere) teams to try and use it as a weapon," said De Villiers.

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Comments
  • Ulrich - 2011-08-30 07:55

    Everyone will try and use it as a weapon. Only some will succeed.

      Isikhulu - 2011-08-30 09:24

      Ulrich, I believe that we have 2 problem area's that we should focus on........our attack and our defense. I understand that is a bit sad, but it is true.

  • slg - 2011-08-30 08:00

    Div's inverting reality again: the Southern Hemisphere country of NZ is holding a not-so-secret secret weapon in their scrum.

  • Anneleen - 2011-08-30 08:06

    The war is on...best of luck and all support to our Bok-warriors...Bokke!!!!!

      Willis Blue - 2011-08-30 10:16

      I like this attitude, much better than the dribble most guys post here

      First48 - 2011-08-30 11:58

      Great attitude! Now if we can only get the media behind the team then things will look alot better!! GO BOKKE

      Anneleen - 2011-08-30 13:08

      @Willis Blue and First48...thank you for your replies...here's to the Bok-spirit!!!!!

      odysseus - 2011-08-30 21:30

      Anneleen, you have great spirit... I hereby nominate you as bok mentor....you make us all feel good

      Anneleen - 2011-08-31 08:17

      @odysseus...thank you for your comment!!

  • draaft - 2011-08-30 08:08

    This bit of information is about as useful as saying, Peter de Villiers is likely to shave everything except the ridiculous looking "snor".

  • jk - 2011-08-30 08:11

    i expect much more snorre...even aus scrumed us to pieces snorre... when is the last time a springbok backline player scored 2 decent tries in a row, from a propper backline move ( onderskep tel nie habana..) when was the last time bakkies did not have to sit out a week after a match... when was the last time the same set of loosies played 3 or more tests together...etc etc... I EXPECT...

      RobinB - 2011-08-30 09:59

      Im a habana fan but can you even tell me when last he did that.... score a try from a intercept...!!! I agree with you.!!!

      jk - 2011-08-30 10:32

      robin- at least you see the light..

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-30 13:02

      Ag ou JK - Aussie scrummed us to pieces? You are a moron. When Smit was moved to prop, they scrummed us to pieces - otherwise I beg to differ. You keep tipping France to win the RWC, so go chat to them - kwak!

      DeonL - 2011-08-30 13:18

      Most Rugby lovers don't care how we win, as long as we win. Tries would be nice, but another RWC nicer.

      jk - 2011-08-30 13:58

      GREAMEBB- WHAT YOU DONT UNDERSTAND, IS THAT SNORRE GONNA STICK WITH TAHT PALN, SO EVERYONE GONNA SCRUM US.. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-30 15:04

      JK - again, I beg to differ. Even old Divy said after the game that it is unfair to put John on prop, as it has negative results all-round. The Bokke are going to do just fine, and perhaps if you paid more attention, you would stop speaking so much crap.

      jk - 2011-08-30 15:18

      GREAMEBB- YOU SO NAIVE, DIVVIE PROMISED YOU THAT FOR A SEASON NOW, AND YOU STILL BELIEVE HIM... SHAME, GET REAL BUDDY..

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-30 16:00

      JK - why dont we wait for the RWC, and see if you are right. Lets see if France win it. My guess is that you will be wrong on both accounts.

  • Sean - 2011-08-30 08:45

    Well done Anneleen - something positive amongst all this drivel written everyday - Do these people actually think anyone cares what they have to say besides themselves and their private little battles with life. I am sure they all sit in front of their PC's daily waiting for an article they can comment on, mock, be racist and generally talk a load of @$#*. Get a LIFE people and support your country - Go BOKKE :) :) :) Have a lovely day :)

      jk - 2011-08-30 09:09

      sean- you just keep your mouth shut boetie, what we are is not negative, but realistic, i know when to cut my losses and run...

      jk - 2011-08-30 09:10

      sean- you just chill out and keep your mouth shut, we not negative, just very realistic...

      Anneleen - 2011-08-30 09:12

      @Sean...thanks for your comment...have a great day...and of course, go Bokke!!!!!!!!!!

      RL - 2011-08-30 09:36

      @sean@anne keep up the bok spirit my good people ... @jk please be more interesting.

      BM123 - 2011-08-30 09:37

      @jk - so run boetie, run

      jk - 2011-08-30 09:40

      run where to??? zuma told the bokke they musnt come back if they dont have the w/cup... im not the one who should run my mate

      Paul - 2011-08-30 09:40

      Good on you Sean .... @ jk ja boet you know when to run ...COWARD ... GO BOKKE GO !!!

      Jeff - 2011-08-30 09:49

      What is it with this people who want the boks to play like AUS and AB?? I have a very easy solution for you people who like the game plan of other teams, Go and support the AB or AUS, because we're not going to change the game plan because of you. Why do people always compare and then want the boks to do the same??? No-one has ever ask the questions: Why doesn't Carter or Cooper also kick like Morne? (And dont get me wrong, both Carter and Cooper are phenomenal players, but then again with their own style of play) The Aus and AB supporters also want their teams to play our game, but Robby Deans and Graeme Henry, just as PDiv, are too proud to adapt their opponents game plan. Because why should they if they can win us with their g-plan and likewise....

      jk - 2011-08-30 10:33

      paul- if you want to see a coward, look at yourself in the mirror...

      Paul - 2011-08-30 12:56

      @jk Weak bru weak ... just like you ...lol ... coward !!!

      jk - 2011-08-30 14:00

      PAULTJIE OU SEUN, PLEASE, DO US ALLA FAVOUR AND GO AND PLAY ON THE HIGHWAY... OK, AND LEAVE THE RUGBY TALK TO OAKS THAT KNOW...

  • Steyts - 2011-08-30 09:45

    If we don't move Smit to prop then we will destroy the opposition!! Like we did against Oz and NZ when Smittie wasn't at prop...

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-30 13:20

      I hope Divy sticks to his guns, and doesnt move him to prop - ever again!

  • kylespobox - 2011-08-30 10:01

    id expect they or any team woudnt try using their scrums as an advantage,why only the northern hemisphere....do the scrums turn the wrong way round here in the southern hemisphere???...but how about those R630 rugby jerseys which only cost $0.50c to make in china

      facepalm.co.za - 2011-08-30 15:55

      Northern hemisphere sides - particularly Eng and Fra have been known to put more emphasis on their scrums. Southern hemisphere tries to play more expansively, so after a big hit at the scrum the ball is recycled far quicker. Northern hemisphere refs are also more prone to penalize at scrum time than southern hemisphere refs....

  • jk - 2011-08-30 10:03

    whos this snorre oak, never heard of him...

      Louis - 2011-08-30 19:37

      our secret weapon

  • Gibbonater - 2011-08-30 10:07

    Thanks goodeness New Zealand did not pick Wyatt Crocket. He alone will destroy most front rows.

      Jeff - 2011-08-31 08:05

      So it just shows you Graeme Henry is stupid

  • Allin - 2011-08-30 10:10

    In other news: The sky is blue Div expects a backline onslaught Malema is useless at carpentry

  • Kuppy - 2011-08-30 10:17

    Gee!.........who would have thought that, maybe Rassie is giving Div all this bright new insight into how the RWC is going to be played. Hey i just love the photo of Div he looks like Denzil Washington after a night out on the town.

  • GreenFever - 2011-08-30 10:18

    They might even use their backline.

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