Boks in UK

Lambie told to spark backline

2012-11-21 22:38
Patrick Lambie (AFP)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has urged flyhalf Patrick Lambie to play more to his natural attacking instincts against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Lambie was on Wednesday included to start at flyhalf for the third Test in a row as the Boks look to remain unbeaten on their three-Test European tour.

He also featured in earlier wins over Ireland (16-12) in Dublin and Scotland (21-10) in Edinburgh.

But Meyer wants his pivot to show more on attack on Saturday.

"In my individual chat with Pat I told him he should play his natural game," Meyer told the Beeld website.

"Pat has always been a guy who plays relatively flat on the gain line.

"I think he positioned himself a bit too deep in our previous two games - probably due to the conditions and with the plan to kick the ball into the corners behind the opponents.

"My message to him was that he should make a difference on attack, because it's a natural gift he possesses. He has to get the backline going," said Meyer.

The clash on Saturday kicks off at 16:30 (SA time) on Saturday.

Teams:

England:

TBA

South Africa:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: 16. Schalk Brits, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Jaco Taute, 23 Lwazi Mvovo

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