Bok fans get behind Heyneke

2012-06-11 14:17
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Durban - The majority of Sport24 readers were happy with Heyneke Meyer's first Test in charge of the Boks, given the lack of preparation, but agreed there was plenty of room for improvement.

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Although Meyer had earlier attracted criticism for his selection of the Springbok squad, fans rallied around the Springbok coach after his first victory against England.

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about the Springboks' first win under Meyer:
"Meyer got the lads together in the break and made some good decisions with substitutions." - Brendan Dunne

"It was South Africa's power that was the decisive factor in this game.The Boks may not be the most aesthetically pleasing side in world rugby to watch, but then again rugby is not a beauty contest." - Seano

"For our first test, with our new coach, new captain and 3 new caps prepared for 5 days, that was not bad at all." - Drewka

"England are back big time, yet we STILL won!" - Aneck Cranke

"A few weeks into the tenure of a new coach is a tad early to expect a revolution isn't it?" - Smellaratsmith

"Now will you please stand together and shout 'hooray' as one South Africa." - Alicia

"It looks like we finally have a coach in charge of the players and not the other way around..." - Nicholas

"Play like this against the All Blacks and we will get hammered."
- Rooster.Cockadoodledoo

"Heaps of time for this Bok team to improve and smash the mighty All Blacks." - RiaanandDebs

"In reality the score should have been at least 7 or 8 points more as Steyn wasn't his normal self with the boot." - KeithJWills

"The Bokke are in good hands. They need some time to gel. There are a number of quality players knocking on the door which bodes well for the future." -  Priester

"Team looked really good in the second half." - Travie Grif

"You really picked the perfect leader." - Alicia

"The Boks will only get better with Heyneke Meyer."
- Claude

"As expected a bit of a shaky start, but we'll take the win!"
- Craig Hulley

"HM analysed the game, made the appropriate changes to the game plan at halftime and it was a completely different Bok team in the second half."
- Marius Olivier

"Let us bask in the glory of a win."
- FerretGee

"This victory over England was more emphatic than the scoreline suggests." - Sean

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