MotM vs South Africa, II






  • ALB, BBBR and Coles. With a special mention to the other 20 blokes.



  • ALB. Brodie and Read



  • Coles, Whitelock and ALB.



  • This ALB looks the business doesn't he!

    ALB, Big Beast Brodie Retallick, Read....but pretty much anyone could have had a vote today.



  • @taniwharugby said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    This ALB looks the business doesn't he!

    ALB, Big Beast Brodie Retallick, Read....but pretty much anyone could have had a vote today.

    Really? I know the score said otherwise but that was a really inaccurate sloppy performance for a lot of the time. I thought there were quite a few players that shouldn't even be on the voting list, either for playing poorly or not really imposing themselves.
    TJP was a microcosm of the overall performance. Scored a brace but had a crap game otherwise. I haven't seen an AB halfback pass that badly since forever (and I praised his passing last week)

    My votes went to ALB, Kaino and Coles



  • @JayCee said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    ALB. Brodie and Read

    Ditto



  • ALB, Coles, Read

    Both locks outstanding also.



  • Reads first half was terrible and he's getting points?

    ALB, BBBR, and Squire



  • @Crucial said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    @taniwharugby said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    This ALB looks the business doesn't he!

    ALB, Big Beast Brodie Retallick, Read....but pretty much anyone could have had a vote today.

    Really? I know the score said otherwise but that was a really inaccurate sloppy performance for a lot of the time. I thought there were quite a few players that shouldn't even be on the voting list, either for playing poorly or not really imposing themselves.
    TJP was a microcosm of the overall performance. Scored a brace but had a crap game otherwise. I haven't seen an AB halfback pass that badly since forever (and I praised his passing last week)

    My votes went to ALB, Kaino and Coles

    Yes overall pretty sloppy, and as such I felt plenty were in t he same boat...some good with bad





  • ALB, BBBR and BB.

    I know BB had a bad night with the boot, but he scored a couple of tries and set up a few more.



  • I gave a Dagg a vote. Just thought I'd mention it.



  • ALB, BBBR. BB controlled the game well and chipped in with a couple of trademark tries of his own. If he'd kicked his goals he'd be there too



  • @Crucial said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    @taniwharugby said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    This ALB looks the business doesn't he!

    ALB, Big Beast Brodie Retallick, Read....but pretty much anyone could have had a vote today.

    Really? I know the score said otherwise but that was a really inaccurate sloppy performance for a lot of the time. I thought there were quite a few players that shouldn't even be on the voting list, either for playing poorly or not really imposing themselves.
    TJP was a microcosm of the overall performance. Scored a brace but had a crap game otherwise. I haven't seen an AB halfback pass that badly since forever (and I praised his passing last week)

    My votes went to ALB, Kaino and Coles

    I thought we dominated across the park in the first half and the stats back that up. You can't do that with only a couple of guys playing well. At no stage did I think SA were in the game at all, they never looked close to scoring.

    A few handling errors and wrong decisions on attack were annoying but come with the territory of playing a risk/reward attacking game.

    Gezz you're a tough ask. 9 tries to fucking NIL in SA!



  • @No-Quarter yea but this isnt a historical Bok team, they are rubbish. Great result, but imagine the score if we had a goal kicker and a more composed first 40.



  • I think a huge part of the SA game missing is physicality.
    Few years ago these games in SA were brutal. Fans were rabid. And the boys would look battered and bruised afterwards.
    Regardless if your game plan is shit, you can still hit hard. Not so much right now.



  • @mariner4life said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    @No-Quarter yea but this isnt a historical Bok team, they are rubbish. Great result, but imagine the score if we had a goal kicker and a more composed first 40.

    Fair enough re the Bok team.

    We've been searching for that 80min performance all season. As it is, when everything clicks we only need 20 mins to completely blow opposition teams off the park. As you say if we click for the full 80... look out.



  • Wow votes for Ben Smith. Just watched the test again and I'm a huge fan of Bender, but that was his worst test by some margin. Out of the starters I would've had him at 15th.



  • @No-Quarter said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    @Crucial said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    @taniwharugby said in MotM vs South Africa, II:

    This ALB looks the business doesn't he!

    ALB, Big Beast Brodie Retallick, Read....but pretty much anyone could have had a vote today.

    Really? I know the score said otherwise but that was a really inaccurate sloppy performance for a lot of the time. I thought there were quite a few players that shouldn't even be on the voting list, either for playing poorly or not really imposing themselves.
    TJP was a microcosm of the overall performance. Scored a brace but had a crap game otherwise. I haven't seen an AB halfback pass that badly since forever (and I praised his passing last week)

    My votes went to ALB, Kaino and Coles

    I thought we dominated across the park in the first half and the stats back that up. You can't do that with only a couple of guys playing well. At no stage did I think SA were in the game at all, they never looked close to scoring.

    A few handling errors and wrong decisions on attack were annoying but come with the territory of playing a risk/reward attacking game.

    Gezz you're a tough ask. 9 tries to fucking NIL in SA!

    As I said, the result and score seems at odds to what I watched. I don't know if that is a result of a poor Boks team crumbling or the ABs still managing to be way better than other teams even when they are not humming.
    All I know is that when watching the game I was getting frustrated at how discordant the ABs seemed to be. Passes weren't going to hand, 50:50 balls didn't have the right person in the right place, TJP looked like he had dipped his hands in KY before the game, even Reado was fumbling the ball on the ground. Players were getting isolated turning the breakdowns into a shambles etc etc.
    I just feel that if we play like that against a team with a bit more steel to them we will be relying on a moment of magic to come off in order to win rather than just to add to the mounting score.
    I think there really is a danger of the Convicts giving us a scare at EP. Psychologically the ABs must be feeling that they can walk over anyone even when being sloppy. The Wallabies will be dragging their shackles into town with a growing confidence and knowledge that dumb tactics aren't going to win. Getting in our faces defensively and busting a gut for 80 though, will see them gain some real credibility.


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