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
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 ...