Gurthrö on Bok reserve role

2011-09-27 22:41

Cape Town - Springbok reserve prop Gurthrö Steenkamp says he hopes to improve the intensity of the game when he comes on from the bench against Samoa.

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The Boks tackle the Islanders in their last Pool D clash at the North Harbour Stadium on Friday - a game in which they need at least a bonus point to ensure qualification to the quarter-finals.

But Steenkamp says they won't approach the game like that and will go all out for the win.

"This is a first knockout round for us. The second phase of the tournament starts here," Steenkamp told the Beeld newspaper.

The prop - who will join French outfit Toulouse at the end of the World Cup - knows what part he needs to play on Friday.

"My role as substitute on Friday will be to increase the intensity when I come on.

"Not only do I need to get over the advantage line as ball-carrier, but I must also make sure my tackles are felt (by the Samoans).

"And then I obviously need to fulfil my basic tasks in the scrums and lineouts."

Steenkamp also shed more light on how the South Africans will go about countering the expected physical onslaught form Samoa.

"You have to go in harder than them. When a Samoan knocks the wind out of your sails, you have to get up and ensure you run him down with your next ball-carry. There's no other way. The harder they come at you, the harder you must give back."


South Africa: 15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Frans Steyn 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Substitutes: 16 John Smit, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Jean de Villiers.


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  • The Goose - 2011-09-27 22:56

    Speel net die game man.Hou op analyse.

  • Edmund - 2011-09-27 23:45

    Ek hou van hoe al die spelers wil help om die beste vir SA te kry. Hulle het dees dae n houding van een stem wat gevaarlik is.

  • Die Stem - 2011-09-28 05:33

    I can't wait to see how Spiertjie Spies is going to feature in this game! My guess is that he will be conspicuous by his absence!

      isak.dippenaar - 2011-09-28 07:21

      Ek stem saam hy Spies speel een wedstryd en dan mis drie wedstryde. Hy is totaal overrated veral op die verdediging. Hou dop hoe beweeg hy weg van die bal af as dit by verdediging kom. Selfs in die beter wedstryde wat hy speel.

  • Steelman - 2011-09-28 06:16

    One more change to this team is for Schalk Burger to come out and Willem Alberts to start . Then we we have winning team .

      deon.tyler - 2011-09-28 07:01

      are you dumb schalks one of the best flanks in the world

      odysseus - 2011-09-28 07:02

      Would like to see Guthro and Alberts start and play most of the game. Would also like to see Bismarck and Hougard play 50 minutes minimum once they come on. Just my preference....

      Sparkys - 2011-09-28 07:35

      I suppose as rugby supporters we just have to accept that their are people like Steelfanny that exist!!! He is the leader of the DAH Club!

      GMan - 2011-09-28 08:30

      You can't play any game without Schalk at this stage.

      1stcase - 2011-09-28 09:02

      HAAAI maaaaan!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is boring and unproductive, stop it with I THINK THIS ONE IS BETTER THEN THIS ONE. Let the guys thats selected go out there and do their job. Jjjjjjjjjjjjj wizzzzzz!!!

  • Niel - 2011-09-28 09:11

    Bizzy to be a regular starter plzzzzzzzzzz. Hougard to also plzzzzzzzzzzzz start at wing. How about albert and brussow at flank and schalk at 8. Spies is nowhere. Uncertain of steyn at centre.

  • ronplouw - 2011-09-28 09:15

    The problem is that we all have our own favourite players that we want in the team...personally I will play Schalk at number 8 and Alberts on the flank, and I will leave Hougaard on the bench for the huge impact he makes as a replacement...but I am still 100% behind our team, and just want them to perform to the best of their abilities on any given day, irrespective of who gets picked.

  • Bigears - 2011-09-28 10:58

    Hey guys and girls, you are all entitled to your opinion but so is PDV, lets stop the criticism and support the side,no matter who is selected. This side can beat anyone on the day, including the AB's

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