Boks in UK

UK press lauds Boks’ grunt

2013-11-18 11:38
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo)

Cape Town – The Springboks’ traditional emphasis on brute force earned them plenty of praise from the UK media after their 28-0 drubbing of Scotland, but there was also acknowledgement of the steps towards a more finesse-based game being engineered by coach Heyneke Meyer.

“The work of Meyer and his ‘breakdown consultant’ Richie Gray, the Scottish coach from Galashiels, was the key – Meyer spoke of this as being a weakness in the past, but under Gray they are now attacking rucks with a lower body position and in greater numbers, and as a result battered Scottish bodies back off the ball with monotonous, bone-jarring regularity.”

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