Springboks v Wallabies



  • Springboks to play Australia (in order of position, name and surname, club or provincial team, number of caps and Test points):

    15 Willie le Roux (Wasps, England), 48, 60 - 12t
    14 Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), 2, 5 - 1t
    13 Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls), 34, 45 - 9t
    12 André Esterhuizen (Cell C Sharks), 4, 0
    11 Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions), 7, 25 - 5t
    10 Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls), 33, 265 - 3t, 50c, 47p, 3d
    9 Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England), 18, 10 - 2t
    8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe (DHL Stormers), 4, 0
    7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers,) 40, 20 - 4t
    6 Siya Kolisi (captain, DHL Stormers), 35, 25 - 5t
    5 Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions), 24, 5 - 1t
    4 Eben Etzebeth (DHL Stormers), 71, 15 - 3t
    3 Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers,) 23, 0
    2 Malcolm Marx (Emirates Lions), 18, 20 - 4t
    1 Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks), 105, 10 - 2t

    Replacements:
    16 Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), 20, 10 - 2t
    17 Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers, 31, 5 - 1t
    18 Wilco Louw (DHL Stormers), 10, 0
    19 RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls), 6, 0
    20 Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls), 1, 0
    21 Embrose Papier (Vodacom Bulls), 3, 0
    22 Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions), 28, 223 - 2t, 42c, 43p
    23 Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers), 2, 0

    http://www.sarugby.co.za/article.aspx?category=sarugby/springboks&id=4394974



  • Wallabies team to face the Springboks

    1 Scott Sio (49 Tests)
    2 Tatafu Polota-Nau (86 Tests)
    3 Taniela Tupou (6 Tests)
    4 Adam Coleman (26 Tests)
    5 Izack Rodda (11 Tests)
    6 Ned Hanigan (15 Tests)
    7 Michael Hooper (c) (85 Tests)
    8 David Pocock (73 Tests)
    9 Will Genia (94 Tests)
    10 Kurtley Beale (78 Tests)
    11 Marika Koroibete (15 Tests)
    12 Matt Toomua (37 Tests)
    13 Reece Hodge (31 Tests)
    14 Israel Folau (67 Tests)
    15 Dane Haylett-Petty (25 Tests)

    Reserves
    16 Folau Faingaa (3 Tests)
    17 Sekope Kepu (97 Tests)
    18 Allan Alaalatoa (27 Tests)
    19 Rory Arnold (17 Tests)
    20 Rob Simmons (88 Tests)
    21 Nick Phipps (67 Tests)
    22 Bernard Foley (62 Tests)
    23 Jack Maddocks (4 Tests)

    IN: Michael Hooper, Rob Simmons
    OUT: Pete Samu, Lukhan Tui

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/09/27/rugby-championship-wallabies-team-springboks-port-elizabeth



  • Boks by 12



  • Machpants said:

    Boks by 12

    Pessimist.



  • Oh wow. Powerhouse Hannigan in to start with no cover on the bench. That is great selecting against the bokke.



  • Cheika has gone for size. Two locks on the bench at the expense of loose forward cover.



  • Google tells me that Sikhumbuzo Notshe is not very big. Taller but lighter than Pocock.



  • Bovidae said:

    Cheika has gone for size. Two locks on the bench at the expense of loose forward cover.

    One of them is Simmons.

    So he's not going for power



  • Yeah going for height, rather than anything else. Just seems Cheika has no idea about making a balanced team. Pooper, Ned+4 locks in the 23.... Just weird, plays his favourites anywhere he can fit them, especially the back line. Look at our failed Kaino is great lets whack him in lock experiment. Foley must've accidentally deleted the incriminating shots he had of Cheika, he was undroppable for years.



  • And now Kepu is a LH prop...



  • NTA said:

    Bovidae said:

    Cheika has gone for size. Two locks on the bench at the expense of loose forward cover.

    One of them is Simmons.

    So he's not going for power

    Simmons has played some blindside in his time. I recall some time ago there were calls for him to move more permanently to there even.



  • Is Caleb Timu in the touring squad?

    No.8 cover would be the biggest issue. Hanigan?



  • Machpants said:

    Yeah going for height, rather than anything else. Just seems Cheika has no idea about making a balanced team. Pooper, Ned+4 locks in the 23.... Just weird, plays his favourites anywhere he can fit them, especially the back line. Look at our failed Kaino is great lets whack him in lock experiment. Foley must've accidentally deleted the incriminating shots he had of Cheika, he was undroppable for years.

    Well one of their loose forwards did stand himself down after last test.

    I actually see better rationale for this than some of the previous selections. Pocock and Hooper will play 80 minutes and then you pick next best blindside option which in the case of who’s in the squad is Simmons.

    Cheika has in the past taken one of Pocock and Hooper off to accommodate a bench player that only plays no8 or even openside.



  • Bovidae said:

    And now Kepu is a LH prop...

    Did it a lot when he started at the Tahs



  • Wobs by 5-7



  • Bovidae said:

    Is Caleb Timu in the touring squad?

    No 8 would be the biggest issue. Hanigan?

    FIFY



  • Boks looking confident, Ockers looking... shambolic.
    14-0 after 20'



  • Ha... Aussie sideline signals for a replacement, ref thought it was "yellow 8"... Hooper says "no... it can't be".
    He knows perfectly well the... ah... "limitations" of the bench.



  • Marks gets away with one at scrum time. Should’ve been penalised



  • 20-12 at halftime. 3-0 in the second half.

    Very poor test match. Oz created plenty of opportunities in the second half but kept turning the ball over.

    Beale, DHP absolute shockers. Korobeite was having his best test before going off crook.

    No variation in the Wallaby attack and the long cut out ball was not working yet they kept going back to it.

    Pocock a very good game.


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