Meyer running out of excuses

2012-09-25 14:32
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Heynecke Meyer now running out of excuses. The team building, injuries and all the other typical coaching jargon, at post lost match interviews are becoming more absurd by the day. Stating the obvious is not an excuse Heynecke!

You will always have injuries, always be team building and always have 'soft moments'; whether you are the Boks, All Blacks, Georgia or Canada!

One must learn to deal with the facts; the scoreboard, players performance and an outdated and ineffective gameplan.

He had a chance to build his team in 3 games at home against a very disorganised and half-strength England in June.  The June tests already showed that the kick and charge was not going to succeed against teams that keep ball in hand. The same applied to the performances of the top teams in the 2012 Super 15.

He had the softest opening games to the Championship, Argentina at home and then Argentina away; whereas the All Blacks and Wallabies had to tackle each other in the openers. The opening game against Argentina at Newlands set the tone of things to came. It was a dour game; but a win.

If he does not win at least one of the two tests at home, against Australia and New Zealand, then I hope he acknowledges the alarm bells ringing. and that the year-end outbound tour against Ireland, Scotland and England will be a tough tour.

The successful gameplan exhibited during his tenure as Super 15 coach is no longer applicable. The laws of the game have changed.

Players must be able to read the game in fractions of a second, assess the situation and react instinctively. the Argentinians displayed more individual lateral thinking capacity than the Boks and the Wallabies and it makes them a very difficult team to play against, and an exciting team to watch.

Whatever you are shouting into that poor two-way radio does not seem to impact what is happening on the field.

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