Tank Lanning

Bok loose trio the key

2013-08-22 09:31
Sport24 columnist Tank Lanning (File)
So was it a case of aggressive defence becoming an attacking weapon as part of a clinical softening of the Argentinians through playing in their half and scoring from the resultant driving mauls ... Or were the men from the land of legendary steak and red wine just way off the pace?

It was a classic case of setting the foundations via clinical, play in the opposition half, do the basics right, defend like Trojans rugby, which the resulted in the magnificent sky scraper of the second half that was dominated by ball in hand, attacking rugby from every single Bok backline player.

Not wanting to be the glass is half full, party pooper, but my concern is four fold.

So the big difference between the Bok side that finished the June quadrangular in style against Samoa and the one at FNB last weekend?

Duane Vermeulen.

The moment in the game last weekend that I will treasure for a very long time, though, is the one that saw Bok tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis begging his skipper to take the scrum rather than the kick at goal or for the corner. That, my friends, is what you want from your lump of granite disguised as a human being ...

 

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