Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus



  • Redemption round. Boks coming off three straight losses, Wallabies looking for a road win to back up their two home wins in a row.

    Teams:

    Wallabies: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Rob Simmons, Adam Coleman, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (captain), Scott Sio. Reserves: James Hanson, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Kane Douglas, Scott Fardy, Lopeti Timani, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Sefa Naivalu (one reserve to be omitted)

    South Africa: Pat Lambie, Bryan Habana, Jesse Kriel, Juan de Jongh, Francois Hougaard, Morne Steyn, Rudi Paige, Warren Whiteley, Oupa Mohoje, Francois Louw, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Vincent Koch, Adriaan Strauss (c), Tendai Mtawarira. Reserves: Bongi Mbonambi, Julian Redelinghuys, Steven Kitshoff, Lood de Jager, Willem Alberts, Jaco Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Willie le Roux

    Wallabies have obviously settled on their backline going forward. But that's a shit pack. Simmons? Mumm? Moore? Still two opensides? (although at least McMahon is a bit more dynamic than Pocock).

    As bad as the Boks have been, and it's been pretty bad, they should be too good at Loftus.



  • Just name a fucken 23 Cheika you indecisive fluffybunny!



  • He hasn't got a clue



  • Morne Steyn starting 10 at Loftus - party like it's 2007



  • @KiwiMurph Lambie at 15? new halves? I would imagine this is very much an attempted return to the 07-09 kick and bash. That'll work long term...



  • Coetzee is using a dartboard for selection in some ways, but in others its pretty obvious: kick the shit out of it.

    Not sure de Jongh is the best defensive centre they could pick, and with the inexperience of Kriel at 12 we should be attacking the fuck out of that channel - IF we can get the ball wide enough. So I can only assume Alistair has them both there to do what the ABs did and rush the fuck out of Quade+Foley.

    Likewise, I don't like Kerevi's defense at 13 for us, but hopefully this game sees a return to form for Folau, running into that channel between Kerevi and Foley.

    Other than that, the boot of Hodge might be entertaining to watch in a shootout with Morne from either side of the halfway mark.





  • @Bones I presume Cheika is waiting for the paperwork on another Fijian to be Australianised.



  • That'd be awesome if the Boks lost due to a guy kicking goals from 60m+.



  • @Tregaskis said in Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus:

    @Bones I presume Cheika is waiting for the paperwork on another Fijian to be Australianised.

    Naivalu in. Timani out



  • @NTA said in Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus:

    @Tregaskis said in Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus:

    @Bones I presume Cheika is waiting for the paperwork on another Fijian to be Australianised.

    Naivalu in. Timani out

    Good to know. The suspense was killing me

    Hodge could be in for a busy day. This Boks side is pretty ill disciplined.



  • Boks look terrible, their defensive alignment is far too slow whenever the Wallabies go wide.



  • @Tordah said in Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus:

    Boks look terrible, their defensive alignment is far too slow whenever the Wallabies go wide.

    And stupid... killing time while Arsetralia has Folau sin-binned? WTF?



  • Ok, I'm still really really struggling to see what it is that has people rating Folau so much. I'd easily take Smith, Dagg and NMS over him, without taking into account other countries fullbacks. He's far from no 1.

    Some very dodgy steals by both sides at the breakdown right in front of Barnes, definitely not holding own bodyweight.

    Moore is bloody still having a whinge at every single stoppage, has nobody had a word to him to just take a breath?

    The boks making plenty of half chances, just no cohesion and linking. If they turn that around they'll come out on top, but it's not looking likely.



  • Bok defence is so passive. Wobbles making yards with one off runners.

    Books are as bad as I've ever seen them



  • There is some woeful rugby in this game.



  • Barnes is a weird ref. Ultra pedantic at times and blind at times.

    The Bok fans will be steaming about some calls



  • Robertson, what a thorough dickhead.



  • Cooper and Genia must have thrown ten forward passes between them, and only one called so far. Reminiscient of the Reds 2011 abberration season



  • @Bones said in Boks v Wobblies @ Loftus:

    Robertson, what a thorough dickhead.

    Lucky to stay on the field. Two down and ten to go... Idiot


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