Not fully benefiting from Vermuelen

2014-10-06 11:19

Unfortunately this comment will fall right to the bottom but if anybody, anywhere has any connection to the springbok coach, please please relay this to him:

It is fine to use Duane Vermeulen as a battering ram, but you are not getting the benefit you should from him. Duane tends to pull 2 to 3 opposition players on him to stop him and that creates gaps. Unless somebody teaches him to off-load in the tackle, we will never get the real benefit out of him. Teach him to off-load in the tackle and always, always have a runner just behind him. The idea is for him to draw in 2 or 3 okes, off-load the ball to a runner that can use that gap. Yes it is almost an "obstruction" play but well within the rules.

Secondly, If I ever see a front row player dive into the ground when he is not even tackled but just touched, I will crack. How does a front row player expect his team mates to push in behind him if he keeps diving into the ground. It makes no sense.

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