Springboks

Leave Smit at home - Ollie

2011-08-21 15:52
Ollie le Roux (File)
Cape Town - Former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux says there should be no place for John Smit in South Africa's 22-man line-up.

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Le Roux believes the Springbok front row combination of Bismarck du Plessis and his older brother, Jannie, were "deadly" against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The Springbok front row - with the Du Plessis brothers and Gurthro Steenkamp - performed extremely well against formidable opponents at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The Boks won 18-5, after leading 15-5 at halftime.

"Bismarck was phenomenal at hooker. Our scrums were also very good with Bismarck and Jannie at the helm. I also believe that Bismarck again just proved that there is no place for John Smit in the Springboks' 22-man side," Le Roux told the Rapport newspaper.

However, Le Roux is nevertheless positive about South Africa's chances at the World Cup.

"We are definitely ready to travel to New Zealand. We proved again that it is very difficult to beat us once we get our noses in front," said Le Roux.

The fact that the Boks failed to cross the All Black try line, does not bother Le Roux.

"That's how Test rugby should be played. You get into your opponents' 22m area and get the points - whether it's via a try, a drop goal, or a penalty - it doesn't matter."

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