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NZ expecting Bok yellow cards

2010-08-18 12:27

Johannesburg - The All Blacks will not be surprised to see more yellow cards from South Africa in Saturday's Tri-Nations Test at FNB Stadium in Soweto.

All Blacks assistant coach Steven Hansen on Wednesday directly and by implication referred to the four yellow cards the Springboks had conceded in the three Tri-Nations Tests to date. The All Blacks were not afraid of conceding cards, he said. "We must just play within the rules and play well," said Hansen.

The four Springboks yellow-carded were Bakkies Botha and BJ Botha for professional fouls and Jaque Fourie (dangerous tackle) and Danie Rossouw (kick), Jaque Fourie and Bakkies Botha were also cited and suspended for a dangerous tackle and head butts respectively and are currently under suspension.

When asked about the inclusion of Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe who will be starting a Test for the first time on Saturday, Hansen said they had seen enough of him in the Super 14 when he played for the Bulls to know that he is "a big boy that sees himself as a rough and tough sort of player" who gives away a fair amount of penalties "and gets yellow-carded a wee bit.

"It's much of the same that we had before, I guess," he said, probably referring to Bakkies Botha who is serving out a nine-week suspension after head-butting Jimmy Cowan in the first Test in Auckland.

Hansen said the All Blacks expected the Boks to run more with the backline they've selected. "I should imagine there will be a lot of running with lots of areal ball as well," he said.

They were, however, uncertain what the other first-start player in the Springbok side, Francois Hougaard, would bring to the game, and Hansen admitted they did not have much footage of the new scrumhalf.

"He is fast, that we know," he said about the young player who has been on the wing throughout the Bulls' Super 14 campaign.

Despite winning the first two Tests comprehensively, Hansen was wary of the Boks. "Any wounded Springbok side is dangerous," he said.

He emphasised Saturday's Test was not about last year when the All Blacks were beaten three times by the Boks, but about their performance on the day.

"It's not about what they did to us last year, it's about performance. If we win it will mean we are heading in the right direction."

Hansen, who also coached Wales, said they were happy with the preparations to date.

"It's been a good week, we're really happy," he said.

Hansen expected another good performance from the All Blacks forwards. "It's the expectation that the forwards will keep on playing well and go on and do the job again," he said about the pack that subdued South Africa in the two Tests played so far.

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Comments
  • kudubok - 2010-08-18 12:36

    haha yeah i thought as much myself, the spring boks are really a predictable team and yes i predict a yellow card in the first 15 minutes...the problems with these sprinbucks is they get so darn nervous against the all blacks that they cannot focus, they give far too much respect to the all blacks and then end up giving away childish school boy penalties...new zealand will clean out the springboks tomorrow infact i am predicting a world records score against the springbucks tomorrow...NZ 74 - SA 15

  • GW - 2010-08-18 12:43

    Flip is a bakkies replica, he is a loose cannon. Based on his actions against the lions 3 weeks ago i will not be surprised if he cost's the bok's at least 6 points. They breed them lekker dom at the DOM skool that can be located at the Roodeplaat dam about 30 minutes drive from Mofftus. The DOM Skool has a 99% pass rate for all the lekker dom planks from the North... Go All Black's

  • G - 2010-08-18 12:48

    What is scary is that he is probably right.....Just hope the boys don't do anything stupid. If they manage that we will chow those kiwis

  • MET EISH - 2010-08-18 12:50

    REMEMBER BRUSSOUW MCCAW,HES THE GUY WHO OUTPLAYED YOU LAST YEAR.AND HE'LL BE BACK IN TIME FOR THE WC TO SHOW YOU HOW TO FETCH!!GUYS NO NEED TO STRESS,WHEN ALL THE BOYS ARE BACK WE WILL CLEAN PIPES!BEKKER,BISMAARK,BRUSSOUW,FDP,JFOURIE,..THESE ARE KEY PLAYERS!!id be concerned if we were losing and they were in the team!!!

  • Gaz - 2010-08-18 12:51

    Wel well well - Guess who is Reffing the game? Richi's bumchum Alain Roland - here we go again......

  • P - 2010-08-18 12:51

    Yes they know that- because they have the ref in there pocket!!

  • Not official - 2010-08-18 12:51

    It's not official untill the deposit is in the ref's bank account.

  • Pierre13 - 2010-08-18 12:55

    The bottom line is.. If the Springboks get involved with off the ball incidents with the All Blacks, they will recieve a Yellow.. Leave the players and the ref alone and play towards the ball... Another important phase will be to see if the Springboks will be able to win the battle of the forwards.... If they get dominated again, it doesn't matter how fast our back line is, we will lose GO SPRINGBOKS!!!! KNOW YOU CAN DO IT

  • hans - 2010-08-18 12:55

    A wounded Springbok ia as good as dead!!!!

  • Peter G - 2010-08-18 13:01

    This is just what I would expect from the All Blacks. They always use these bully-boy tactics playing to the media. They're a bunch of poofs with a culture of win-at-all-costs. And the cost can be their very integrity. The All Blacks of yesteryear must be ashamed of the current crop of Professional Poofters.

  • chrisdup - 2010-08-18 13:13

    Kudubok.... ok maar lekker deur die K@K.... As far as I know the game is only played on Saturday not tomorrow you chop......

  • Areal ball? - 2010-08-18 13:15

    WTF is an "areal ball" ?

  • @REF - 2010-08-18 13:25

    Who reffed the super14's, hmmmmmmm SA REFF), me thinks theirs a conspiricy!!! Ha ha, hey, how about this for a conspiricy, head butts, tip takles, eye gouging, ear bitting.... hmmmm? Your visa has expired, BYE BYE, go back to shanti town, by the way- during the SWC the whole world saw muggings, riots, underpaid cleaners/workers, vu'vus (Banned in English/Scottish/South American football stadiums). BYE BYE, hows it feel knowing that no-one looks at SA seriously. Come to NZ, your rand is grand but your visa is bland, the world is laughing at you......... INVICTUS

  • Cyril Savage - 2010-08-18 13:27

    @ kudubok. Jy is so toe soos 'n klei os se agerent. Watse "world records" praat jy van? Gaan vind bietjie uit wat die "world records" in rugby is voor jy almal wys hoe onnosel jy is.

  • Quotas/stormers - 2010-08-18 13:35

    ...to many quotas and stormers in the protea team... ....the team will surely lose again... ...Go Kiwis..!!!! ....Go All Blacks..!!

  • Frans - 2010-08-18 13:36

    Tipical kiwi talk,they are afraid of loosing,now they mind games,they in for a big eye opener. We will speak again DOM GW !

  • ALL Blacks - &$&*$*&%$ - 2010-08-18 13:37

    Shame Shame Shame....Really!!!the All blacks truly think that they are so good....Shame!open your eyes you stupid cowards....Boks will kick ass during this match...Brining you NZ back to reality....WAKE UP SLEEPY HEADS....

  • @Kudubok - 2010-08-18 13:38

    What game are the All Blacks winning tomorrow by a record score??? I know the Boks will win the test on SATURDAY!!! I do agree that we show the AB's too much respect. This Bok team has proven they are far better than the current AB's. They must just put in a hard, fast and disciplined performance for 80min.

  • Delano - 2010-08-18 13:39

    Some experts suggest that the AB is the best team in the world, have street smart players who know how to adapt to new rules etc. etc. How then do the facts point out that they still have won ONLY ONE WORLD CUP WAY BACK IN 87`. On the other hand you have the "unimaginative" BOKS who cannot adapt but has won TWICE already. This fact must really HURT the AB`s and their supporters.

  • Jan - 2010-08-18 13:39

    @GW Flip went to Grey College

  • Helgaar@kudubok - 2010-08-18 13:44

    Dont know much about rugby do you? Or about dates and calenders. Make your name kududoos, would suit you better.

  • Man in BLACK - 2010-08-18 13:46

    Yellow, white, black, red....... who cares? Apartheid is living and well. The yellow peril. Instead of excuses- start playing rugby, SA don't deserve to play amongst us. RED CARD

  • Johan - 2010-08-18 13:48

    Shalk Burger will be our yellow man - or even red!

  • Arch - 2010-08-18 13:50

    @kudubok. Man, you need to lay of the meth.

  • Helgaar@kudubok - 2010-08-18 13:52

    Dont know much about rugby do you? Or about dates and calenders. Make your name kududoos, would suit you better.

  • @kudubok - 2010-08-18 13:52

    is your knowledge of rugby like your score prediction?

  • sean - 2010-08-18 13:55

    A wounded Springbok makes for lekker biltong!

  • The Legend - 2010-08-18 13:55

    Well if the ref is in the bag of course there will be yellow card for the boks

  • Pete - 2010-08-18 13:55

    @Ref - in fact it's you who everyone is laughing at. Your use of punctuation, grammar and spelling is remedial at best, and English is supposedly your first language. Well done, give yourself an uppercut.

  • Bush - 2010-08-18 13:58

    CAN SOMEBODY SHUT THESE KIWI CLOWNS UP PLEASE! I HOPE THEY GET A BEATING THEY WILL NEVER FORGET

  • richie the cheat - 2010-08-18 14:02

    come to south africa roland you a$$hole, we'll see if you get away with your bad refereeying here.

  • @@REF - 2010-08-18 14:05

    buddy, i've been to your country.. i think that is where the word bland originated!! your women are ugly, your men are obese and your whole lifestyle is boring! you will never host a SWCor anything to the scale! and you say you see quite a bit about our country on the news? i don't think i've seen on thing about you "ram rammers" anywhere here. While invictus is out the showing us kicking ass, it must make you a little sad that there was a big production about you losing? lol!! enjoy bombing outa another world cup next year.. 20 years i think? maybe we can teach you to win 2 in that time! baaaaaaahhhh!

  • rbgguy @REF - 2010-08-18 14:06

    You are a joke and so is New Zealand. Give us a shout when the size of that economy actually comes close to ours. What the whole world saw in June/July was how fantastic this country of ours is. You can go die in an earthquake or something.

  • Bokfan4eva - 2010-08-18 14:08

    Agreeing with 'Met Eish 12:50pm"' We are not playing with a full strength side but will be by the time RWC arrives...Visualize Bakkies,Bismarck Brussouw, FourieDp, FSteyn all back(maybe even Liebenberg and Vermeulen if Div wakes up)....No chance any team will pip us then. Go Bokke !

  • @@REF - 2010-08-18 14:09

    buddy, i've been to your country.. i think that is where the word bland originated!! your women are ugly, your men are obese and your whole lifestyle is boring! you will never host a SWCor anything to the scale! and you say you see quite a bit about our country on the news? i don't think i've seen on thing about you "ram rammers" anywhere here. While invictus is out the showing us kicking ass, it must make you a little sad that there was a big production about you losing? lol!! enjoy bombing outa another world cup next year.. 20 years i think? maybe we can teach you to win 2 in that time! baaaaaaahhhh!

  • EH - 2010-08-18 14:10

    Check this out: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10666870

  • @@REF - 2010-08-18 14:13

    buddy, i've been to your country.. i think that is where the word bland originated!! your women are ugly, your men are obese and your whole lifestyle is boring! you will never host a SWCor anything to the scale! and you say you see quite a bit about our country on the news? i don't think i've seen on thing about you "ram rammers" anywhere here. While invictus is out the showing us kicking ass, it must make you a little sad that there was a big production about you losing? lol!! enjoy bombing outa another world cup next year.. 20 years i think? maybe we can teach you to win 2 in that time! baaaaaaahhhh!

  • Dave Miles - 2010-08-18 14:13

    @REF sounds like a real handbag swinger, isn't that what a lot of the rugby players do in NZ? Man, what a prize chop. Wouldn't be surprised if he is a bitter South African who moved to NZ because his wife told him to! The SWC was rated as the "BEST EVER", despite the so called negative points you mentioned. At least the sun shines in SA. Watch the AB's choke at the next Rugby World Cup................again.

  • gerhard - 2010-08-18 14:14

    Please look and listen to video clip where Bob Dwyer points out All BLacks unpunished offences!!!!!!!

  • Snoekie - 2010-08-18 14:16

    Our dof brains trust have done it again--3 loosies without a fetcher. The ABs must be laughing at us. The problem is not our team,its the coaches-all of them,not just motormouth

  • @ Pete - 2010-08-18 14:17

    u a lekker grammar teacher huh? u got the message he posted so lighting up and get back to the class. You on strike like the rest of the educators now you have time for shit comments. What do ya say about the game plan? Sjoe, i should not ask you is a teacher?

  • All black fever - 2010-08-18 14:20

    Sorry Bokkies, All Black Men by 5-8 points. The back line are too light will take three boks to stop one All Black. The bok forwards too slow and will gave away at least two yellow cards. Cheers and thanks for the tri-nations cup

  • kudobok - 2010-08-18 14:21

    haha yeah dam i kocked that one up for sure, thought it was friday already...anyway, not sure what the record score against sa is but new zeland will smash that record SATURDAY....and on MONDAY i'll be here to remind you of the smashing you got ...anyway change your name from springbok to pu$$ybok cause thats how your team plays and behaves like a bunch of pu$$ies

  • ImpartialCanuck - 2010-08-18 14:28

    Mr. Hansen, it has been a long time coming! Your lads deserve a yellow card, or two, they have been warned in three matches, not three times in one game!! McCaw and Franks are serial offenders. The Aussies and SA deserve some retribution, even though the ABs are playing good rugby, they are getting away with murder......

  • Adrian - 2010-08-18 14:28

    Why are we playing with two tough guys and a muscular wing at loose forward? Who will give them the ball?

  • It's a Shame - 2010-08-18 14:32

    Any way you look at it, the Boks were outplayed by the All Blacks. They are undisciplined and deserved to get beaten. If they get their act together they can be a threat again, but they must sort out whatever is troubling the squad. It just seems as if there are internal politics that are getting in the way of them playing the game. Point of fact that a "Stoere Bloubul" supporter actually said "My m#@r, speel Pierre Spies vandag" when we watched the first test. That sums up the team. They did great in the super 14 so why are they not shaping now? So forget the AB media attacks or whatever you want to call it. They are a great team but till they play as a team and not individuals we will not see a lot of gold in a trophy cabinet. Go Bokke, we are still behind you

  • FACTUAL - 2010-08-18 14:33

    WHY DO SO MANY SAFFAS MIGRATE TO NZ/OZ? BYE BYE, SANZAR? THE ALL BLACKS ARE THE GREATEST AND YOU KNOW IT!!!!!!! HAHAHA, oh, by the way, doesn't Australia have 2 world cups? Me thinks your DUMB lol lol lol lol, your visa has expired

  • To the point @ GW - 2010-08-18 14:35

    GW you missed the point and proven yourself to be the DOMMEST of all. Your insults are the pinnacle of a very low class mentality hidden under the skull. Come on if you cannot say something positive about our team, or at least offer positive criticism keep your stereotyping insults to yourself or go and place yourself before Victor Matfield and tell him in person.

  • @kudubrain - 2010-08-18 14:40

    no one is playing tomorrow you idiot!

  • @@REF - 2010-08-18 14:51

    I'll come to NZ! What's your address? So I can take a poo in your mail box! You must be an ex-South African, I'm sorry you feel the need to act like such a muppet? But seriously glad your not here anymore! We all got problems, but you gotta let go bud. Anyway, gotta go outside and enjoy the sunshine, my 4 bedroom shanti is getting a little stuffy! By the way as a citizen of a first world country, there is no excuse for not being able to spell. Must be a conspiracy!

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