Boks need Os 'more than ever'

2011-08-18 07:34

Cape Town - Former Springbok prop Balie Swart says the Springbok management are making a big mistake by not utilising Os du Randt as a scrum coach.

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Swart believes the Boks need a scrum guru now more than ever. Du Randt was relieved of his duties as Bok scrum coach earlier this year due to poor behaviour on last year's tour to Britain.

"They need someone like Os. Especially now, with all the technical rules and things happening in the scrums. You need someone who can focus absolutely on that aspect of play," Swart told the Beeld newspaper.

Swart and Du Randt were the two Springbok props in the 1995 World Cup final when the Boks beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

The South Africans struggled in the scrums toward the end of Saturday's Test against Australia in Durban, especially when John Smit shifted to prop.

"John Smit must go along (to the World Cup) for the sake of synergy. But why are they playing him at tighthead?, said Swart.

Swart said he was very disappointed in the way the Bok scrum fared against the Wallabies.

"Two year's ago we scrummed them like that. If we scrum like that, I'll tell you what the All Blacks will do to our scrum," said Swart with a warned expression on his face.


  • Mack - 2011-08-18 07:39

    We don't need Os. we need YOU Oom Balie, a proper scrum guru.

      Tools1 - 2011-08-18 07:57

      I agree with Oom Balie, I think Gary Goldigger must stop brownnoseing Pdiddy and start coaching.

      BlouBos - 2011-08-18 09:06

      @Mack - I agree, we rather need Balie himself. Os had some disciplinary issues with SARU because of his misuses of alcohol. At this point in time we need SOBER people like Balie.

      Riaan - 2011-08-18 10:39

      Bok scrum was laughable before Os came along!!! Even Leicester demolished us in the 2009 year-end Tour. He was only good enough for them 'till the problem was fixed. They'll realize their mistake!

  • Magmansa - 2011-08-18 07:40

    Poor behaviour? What did Os do?

      Jerry - 2011-08-18 07:49

      @Magmansa....alcohol turns the OS into a Vark. Such a nice guy when he is sober.

      TheBush Catable - 2011-08-18 08:12

      Not too sure on the facts...but something about a pub visit on the Europe tour last year. Others were also there. Not sure what to believe these days.

      !!Vrystaat!! - 2011-08-18 08:16

      @Jerry - ja you just read the headlines and made assumptions. Get behind the whole story and then you will see how much bullcrap all of that was.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 08:27

      Os, did not drink the SAME BEER as PdV...hense the reason he got FIRED!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 08:32

      My source het vir my gesê dat Os ge-fire is omdat hy vir Snor gesê het dat hy iemand ken wat n meer awesome snor as Snor het.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-18 08:36

      .....They should have kept Os ......and fired AA/BEE PDV....

      jk - 2011-08-18 08:57


      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 09:16

      Jk, het JY n snor?

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 11:52

      JK seems to have AN EXCUSE of a SNOR!!! Or he has a BIG NOSE... and "UNDERLINES" IT with couple of TUFTs of hair!

      jk - 2011-08-18 12:06

      nederland- te veel dagga koekies in amsterdam...

      FJ2 - 2011-08-18 13:35

      No poor behaviour. Trumped up charges because certain people in in the coaching staff feel threatened by him and wanted to be rid of him. Read SA Rugby.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 08:00

    Boks need Heyneke 'more than ever'.

      Magmansa - 2011-08-18 08:09

      and Earl Rose?

      jk - 2011-08-18 08:16

      and darius botha

      RB - 2011-08-18 08:19

      And Kurt Darren...

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 08:24

      And Steve Hofmeyer.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 08:30

      Hofmeyer will only be interested in "MAKING MORE SPRINGBOKS"!!!!! Wat is die Nationale VOEL van Suid Africa? Steve Hofmeyer!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-18 08:40

      ...and definately NOT Alister Coetzee..... ......Alister (zero cups) Coetzee....

      Tools1 - 2011-08-18 08:45

      Hofmeyer should fit in fine he is the spokes person for Sasol after all.. hy het mos n pomp op elke dorp.

      Magmansa - 2011-08-18 09:04

      and Danny K

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 09:17

      And Johhny Clegg.

      Raka13 - 2011-08-18 09:49

      Johnny BB - Allister = 1 World Cup. Current coaches = ZERO

      Magmansa - 2011-08-18 12:05

      And Mandoza

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 12:08

      And Simon & Garfunkel.

      Rammsteen - 2011-08-18 12:44

      Nooooo, they need Candice Boucher!

      FJ2 - 2011-08-18 13:36

      Steve Hofmeyer? O, jy bedoel Styf Hofmeyer!

      Magmansa - 2011-08-19 02:08

      And Boswell Wilkie

  • Leftyloosy - 2011-08-18 08:04

    I read somewhere that Os wasnt with the team because SARU cant afford to pay him, now its because of bad behaviour. So who knows.

      Raka13 - 2011-08-18 09:51

      They can use the saving they make from not having to pay Juan and pay Os

  • Adop - 2011-08-18 08:06

    Maybe just maybe also opened his mouth about Smit on tight head and that cost him his job!!!!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 08:32

      Or the fact that PdV calles himself the "COATS"...

  • jk - 2011-08-18 08:33

    everyone stick to the toppic... dozer jy raak so maklik van die punt af, kom by...WP BY 8 WITH A BONUS POINT!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 08:35

      Dis seker die enigste Lotto nommers wat jy ooit regkry. 8 + die bonus ball.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-18 08:42

      ...Lions 31 - 14 DHL Suckers... .......easy one for the Lions... ......Go Lions...!!!!

      gooinat - 2011-08-18 08:56

      Morning Ace,I see old JK is weer op sy stukke vandag,Morning JK:):):)

      jk - 2011-08-18 09:00

      gooinat- more, kan nie wag vir more aand nie, leeus se eerste verloor, tegnies gesproke gaan dit hulle 11de verloor van 2011 wees!!!! Dozer- as ek die lotto met daai nommers wen dan koop ek die site en ban julle almal

      BlouBos - 2011-08-18 09:17

      @jk ou jk, jy sê self stick to the topic. Die bo-geneomde artikel gaan oor Os en sy sogenaamde skrum kennis. Waar val jy nou uit met WP 8 + bonus en deur arme Dozer so aan te val. In daai geval moet ons maar bietjie visvang resepte en potjiekos resepte hier vir mekaar uitruil as jy nie by die topic wil bly nie. 10 jaar geen bekers.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-18 09:23

      More gooinat, ja ou jk het vanoggend sommer vroeg al in die bed gepiepie. BlouBos, dankie maar ek steur my nie veel aan ou vaalseun se 'chirps' nie.

      jk - 2011-08-18 11:07

      bloubos- niemand het jou na die paartie toe genooi nie... bulle- 2de laaste

      BlouBos - 2011-08-18 12:04

      @jk - en wat het julle om te wys, enige bekers soos bv net 'n beskeie ou Vodacom bekertjie vanaf 1998. Nee niks nie, nie eers in die finaal vanaf 1998 nie. Selfs die Valke het die Vodacom Beker al gewen? Ag siestog..........kry ek jou nou amper jammer. Sal ook nie na jou paartie kom nie, want nou nou spog jy oor al jou lee Bier Bekers.

      jk - 2011-08-18 12:10

      bloubos- waar val jy uit met vodacom finale??? wake up seun, ons wen toe mos sommer die c/beker in 2000-2001. as jy iets word bloubos, word net wakker asb...

      BlouBos - 2011-08-18 12:16

      @jk - Jy moet wakker word boet. Ek het verwys na die Vodacom Cup. En as jy wil argumenteer, kom ons bring dan die Super 12/14/15 beker by, niks

      jk - 2011-08-18 14:00

      bloubos- presies- vodacom cup schomadacom cup- who cares about a competition wich is gonna fall away anaway...

  • Chilli Boy - 2011-08-18 08:37

    Whatever happened, let bygones be bygones and get the experts in. Gary Gold hasn't made a difference, and neither has Dick Muir. Our play is so one dimensional and predictable, because there has been nothing new introduced into our game plan since PDiv has been in charge. Swallow pride, get the experts in for the scrum and backline, although it is probably too late.

  • Dan - 2011-08-18 08:45

    No, we must ask Hoskins and PDV to fix our scrum. They think they know everything and then someone must always "try" and rescue the team at the last moment. In recent times I can think of our scrumming issue, the defence issue, etc.

  • Tresc - 2011-08-18 08:52

    I agree with Balie, John has to go to the WC but as a hooker not as a prop. Nick Mallett dropped Teichmann before the WC and today admits it was a big mistake. John brings a form of stability that SA needs! You cant drop your captain 3 weeks before the tournament, I mean seriously!!

  • Ya Beauty! - 2011-08-18 09:50

    Nothing wrong with the scrum just don't play John at prop he can not prop, Os is not needed these are proffesionals they do not need coaching just training. Conditioning is an area the Boks are lack at the moment but should come over the next few weeks hopefully....

  • Bill - 2011-08-18 10:05

    I am pleased to see that some people are now staring to blame the real reason for the BOK's poor performance. FIRE GOLD and MUIR

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-08-18 11:25

    Tell someone who cares!! We are only going to be in NZ for a week!

  • Canibus - 2011-08-18 12:34

    Oom Balie.. the scrum only started collupsing when Kaptein Smit hit prop... If they can stop playing him at prop, our scrums wil be good. "Dont come here with your tendecies.. those white tendencies!"

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