Green and gold mediocrity

2013-04-18 12:10
Pierre Spies (Gallo Images)
Pierre Spies has been unimpressive for the last 4 or 5 years now and it was a blessing in disguise when he was unable to play in the World Cup. He has all the makings of a world beater and at one stage did impress to that effect, but those days are long since over.
To my mind Duane Vermeulen is better, although not at the very peak as he was last year.
Trying not to be biased here, but Heyneke Meyer has a selection policy that borders on nepotism (or provincialism)
There are two blatantly obvious omissions from the 30 man squad in the back row, Jacques Engelbrecht (Kings) and Pieter (Lappies) Labuschagne (Cheetahs). Not that they earn a starting spot quite yet, but they will earn higher honours if there is any sanity left with the selection panel one or two years d the line.

I don’t see Meyer ever dropping Pierre Spies or Zane Kirchner (don’t even get me started on Zane) even though these two players just reinforce their mediocrity in green and gold every time they run on.

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