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Stop kicking up-and-unders

2013-06-18 13:10
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
Please address the flipping "skop en donner in" that started to show its ugly head again on Saturday.
The Boks must have kicked the ball "UP n UNDER" again at least 5 times that I could remember and each time the result was that they had to defend like mad and lost meters. The whole rugby fraternity screamed bloody murder last year when this was the Springboks trademark and the super rugby teams have been playing without this tactic for the whole season. Now it seems to be acceptable again. I actually stand up and do not watch once they start kicking up n under's. It seems that Heineke does not have a game plan and that he does not have control of his charges under him.

This is really freaking me out, and the coaching staff and the players need to be reminded in no uncertain terms that the once in a blue moon possession that can be gained from a a "UP n UNDER" is not worth the the penalties, meters lost, and not to mention the brutal defense if you do not secure the possession, winch is 80% of the case. This is absolute BS and does not belong in our game at the level that it is being played. The only time this can be an option is if the defense of the other team is rock solid and you are in their 25. NUF SAID!!!

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