Where to for the Boks?

2013-10-09 11:22
On Saturday we all had the privilege of witnessing a pulsating clash at Ellis Park to decide the destiny of the Rugby Championship trophy.
The Springboks and All Blacks certainly gave their all in front of a packed-house and the electric atmosphere inside the stadium only
added to a match that will live long in the memory. When last have we seen a match with that much drama and incident packed into 80 minutes?
Sublime tries, average defending, yellow cards, cynical infringements, try-saving tackles, an incorrectly fielded player, big hits and players being stretchered off – this one definitely had it all.

Once the dust has settled however we are faced with the harsh reality that the current Springbok team are still not good enough to overcome the mighty All Blacks. The Ellis Park bogey has been shattered, in spite of the Boks heroic efforts. Our defence let us down on the day and this was a weakness which the oppostion fully exploited. Back to the drawing board then for Heyneke Meyer and his men. That progress has been made in 2013 is clear for everyone but his most one-eyed critics to see. The verdict for the moment is good but not yet good enough. The only comfort one can take from the weekend’s happenings are that the Springbok team played their part in a memorable spectacle which was a credit to the game of rugby union, giving the current world champions a massive scare before they dug deep and proved their class in the end.

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