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White: Boks didn't do their homework

2015-09-22 12:27
Jake White (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White was "amazed" by the lack of preparation shown by Heyneke Meyer's side in their loss to Japan on Saturday.

White, speaking on United Arab Emirates-based channel OSN Sports after the match, was particularly shocked by Japan's second try when fullback Ayumu Goromaru scored from a well-worked backline move after Japan had distributed the ball quickly from an attacking lineout.

But White was stunned that the Springboks weren't wise to the move.

"I’m amazed. We ran that play in 2007 with the Springboks when Eddie was helping us. It’s exactly the same play we ran with Francois Steyn first receiver and Bryan Habana running inside so someone obviously hasn’t gone and looked at the old video tape," said White, who had Jones as a technical adviser during the Boks' triumphant 2007 World Cup campaign. 

"I’ll even tell you the name … it’s called a 'Brumbie' … so if someone had just gone and done their homework they would have realised that that’s one of Eddie’s stock plays and he’s been running it since he’s been coaching."

The Boks will look to turn their tournament around when they take on Samoa at Villa Park on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:45.

Click HERE to watch the 'Brumbie' try!

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