Rugby World Cup 2011

Krige: Management cost Boks

2011-10-20 08:34
Corne Krige





Cape Town - Corne Krige, who captained the Springboks to a disappointing Rugby World Cup in 2003 has expressed sympathy for this year’s Bok side, pointing to leadership as a possible cause.

“They had a chance of making history, and they had the talent to do it, but I think they were let down by a weak management team,” Krige told Laureus and Sport24.

A rebuilding phase of sorts awaits for South Africa; not so for Wales, a young team with a very exciting future, according to Krige.

“They’re definitely a team to watch in the next few years,” Krige suggested.

“They should have beaten the French, and I think they would have put up a better show in the final. They are an extremely young team with a very astute coach, and they will be hard to beat in 2015.”

Krige also liked the look of a couple of loose forwards at the World Cup. “I think the usual suspects have been fantastic like Pocock and McCaw,” he said.

“But we have seen a couple of new faces like Sam Warburton and Burger from Namibia play with real passion and commitment.”
 

 

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