Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein



    1. Scott Sio (34 Tests)

    2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (73 Tests)

    3. Sekope Kepu (82 Tests)

    4. Rory Arnold (14 Tests)

    5. Adam Coleman (13 Tests)

    6. Ned Hanigan (5 Tests)

    7. Michael Hooper (c) (70 Tests)

    8. Sean McMahon (17 Tests)

    9. Will Genia (80 Tests)

    10. Bernard Foley (47 Tests)

    11. Reece Hodge (15 Tests)

    12. Kurtley Beale (62 Tests)

    13. Tevita Kuridrani (49 Tests)

    14. Henry Speight (14 Tests)

    15. Israel Folau (57 Tests)

    Reserves

    1. Jordan Uelese*

    2. Tom Robertson (11 Tests)

    3. Allan Alaalatoa (14 Tests)

    4. Rob Simmons (73 Tests)

    5. Jack Dempsey (1 Test)

    6. Nick Phipps (53 Tests)

    7. Samu Kerevi (9 Tests)

    8. Curtis Rona (1 Test)



  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    1. Scott Sio (34 Tests)

    2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (73 Tests)

    3. Sekope Kepu (82 Tests)

    4. Rory Arnold (14 Tests)

    5. Adam Coleman (13 Tests)

    6. Ned Hanigan (5 Tests)

    7. Michael Hooper (c) (70 Tests)

    8. Sean McMahon (17 Tests)

    9. Will Genia (80 Tests)

    10. Bernard Foley (47 Tests)

    11. Reece Hodge (15 Tests)

    12. Kurtley Beale (62 Tests)

    13. Tevita Kuridrani (49 Tests)

    14. Henry Speight (14 Tests)

    15. Israel Folau (57 Tests)

    Reserves

    1. Jordan Uelese*

    2. Tom Robertson (11 Tests)

    3. Allan Alaalatoa (14 Tests)

    4. Rob Simmons (73 Tests)

    5. Jack Dempsey (1 Test)

    6. Nick Phipps (53 Tests)

    7. Samu Kerevi (9 Tests)

    8. Curtis Rona (1 Test)

    Number 20 will be handy to have around if any scraps break out



  • TPN replaces Moore whose wife is farting out a kid. Rookie Jordan Uelese in line for a debut which is a surprise as Latu is available.

    Coleman back, pushing Simmons to bench and Rodda out.

    Kepu into THP to shore things up while Alaalatoa goes to the bench.

    DHP is out with a torn biceps so Hodge goes to wing.

    Kerevi gets back on the bench as a result.



  • Oh yes: Dempsey on the bench for Timani by the looks. That makes three opensides in the squad.



  • Is Hodge a legit winger or just filling in ?



  • @MN5 doesn't have the top end pace though none of our wings really do. Good boot though, and I'd suggest he will be sweeping back to cover Folau's lack of kicking



  • @MN5 Think of Stirling Mortlock with a prodigious boot.



  • @antipodean said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @MN5 Think of Stirling Mortlock with a prodigious boot.

    Well guess @MN5 won't need to see his missus tonight.



  • @antipodean said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @MN5 Think of Stirling Mortlock with a prodigious boot.

    Geez in that case he'll end up being my favourite wallaby



  • @Bones said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @antipodean said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @MN5 Think of Stirling Mortlock with a prodigious boot.

    Well guess @MN5 won't need to see his missus tonight.

    Thats very good from you Bones although rumour has it Chris Gayle will be touring here with the Windies for the test series this summer.



  • @MN5 sorry to hear about the engagement break up.



  • @Bones said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @MN5 sorry to hear about the engagement break up.

    Hutt girls come and go but sporting idols endure forever



  • @MN5 said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @Bones said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @MN5 sorry to hear about the engagement break up.

    Hutt girls come and go but sporting idols endure forever

    That's not how you spell "men I want to boof".



  • South Africa

    Andries Coetzee, Raymond Rhule, Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Uzair Cassiem, Jaco Kriel, Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth (captain), Coenie Oosthuizen, Malcolm Marx, Tendai Mtawarira.

    Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Jean-Luc du Preez, Francois Hougaard, Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende.



  • @Bovidae That's a good looking team, although I'm still not sold on Jantjies as a Test five-eighth.

    Should be a cracking game. I'll probably have to watch it on replay as I'm going to a brewery opening...



  • AMAZING STATS:

    Both the Springboks and the Wallabies have played 101 Rugby Championship matches.

    Of those, each side has won 42 matches, lost 57 and drawn 2.

    Even more bizarre is that, in all of that time, the Wallabies have conceded 2,472 Rugby Championship points to South Africa's 2,473.

    In the 'points for' column, the Boks have a slight advantage having amassed 2,197 points to Australia's 2,147.

    That's an average 24-22 defeat for both sides - thanks in main to the All Blacks' dominance over the years.

    http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/RugbyChampionship/you-have-to-see-these-springbok-wallaby-stats-20170906





  • @antipodean said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    @Bovidae That's a good looking team, although I'm still not sold on Jantjies as a Test five-eighth.

    Should be a cracking game. I'll probably have to watch it on replay as I'm going to a brewery opening...

    Yep. Could well be proven wrong, but to me Jantjies looks very flaky at the top level. Could be a decent impact sub though.



  • Jantjies will be fine if his forwards lay a platform.

    I haven't seen any Bok games this year but does he defend in the line?



  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Boks - Perthfontein:

    Jantjies will be fine if his forwards lay a platform.

    I haven't seen any Bok games this year but does he defend in the line?

    For the most part he has.

    Cronje is the key. He has Smith like service. Probably my favourite Bok player to watch at the moment.

    Usually I cheer on the Aussies in these matches, but watching the pressure build on Cheika is great 🙂