RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool B)



  • Springboks

    15 Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls), 7 caps - 5 points (1 try)
    14 Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks) 8 - 35 (7t)
    13 Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks), 10 - 5 (1t)
    12 Frans Steyn (Montpellier, France), 61 - 136 (10t, 7c, 21p, 3d)
    11 Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks), 9 - 40 (8t)
    10 Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions), 35 - 253 (2t, 48c, 49p)
    9 Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers), 5 - 20 (4t)
    8 Schalk Brits (captain, Vodacom Bulls), 13 - 5 (1t)
    7 Kwagga Smith (Emirates Lions), 4 - 0
    6 Francois Louw (Bath, England), 70 - 45 (9t)
    5 Lood de Jager (Vodacom Bulls), 40 - 25 (5t)
    4 RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls), 17 - 0
    3 Vincent Koch (Saracens, England), 15 - 0
    2 Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), 31 - 20 (4t)
    1 Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks), 112 - 10 (2t)

    Replacements:
    16 Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), 41 - 5 (1t)
    17 Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks), 10 - 0
    18 Eben Etzebeth (DHL Stormers), 80 - 15 (3t)
    19 Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers), 44 - 25 (5t)
    20 Franco Mostert (Gloucester, England), 33 - 5 (1t)
    21 Cobus Reinach (Northampton, England), 12 - 15 (3t)
    22 Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers), 41 - 20 (4t)
    23 Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), 11 - 25 (5t)

    The Springboks have rotated their squad for Saturday’s must-win cross-border battle with northern neighbours Namibia, making 13 changes to the starting line-up that appeared in the opening Rugby World Cup clash with New Zealand.
    
    Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, said the Boks have to regain their momentum and decided to give first appearances in the competition to nine players, while Makazole Mapimpi (left wing) and Lukhanyo Am (centre) are the only players from the 23-13 reverse against New Zealand, to make back-to-back starts.
    
    In addition, six of the opening day starting XV re-appear on the bench – including captain Siya Kolisi – while all of last Saturday’s replacements (with the exception of injured Jesse Kriel) are in the starting lineup.
    

    https://www.springboks.rugby/en/articles/2019/09/25/Springboks-rotate-for-African-derby



  • Interesting use of Brits. Funny though how you can look at a back row with a hooker in it and think "that's a pretty mobile loose trio".



  • @Stargazer that is a fucking sharp looking team. Depth.



  • I was expecting Brits to be the captain in some of the pool games against lesser opposition but not from no.8.



  • @Bones said in RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool B ):

    Interesting use of Brits. Funny though how you can look at a back row with a hooker in it and think "that's a pretty mobile loose trio".

    Brits is a natural flanker that can scrum a bit.



  • @Bovidae said in RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool 😎:

    I was expecting Brits to be the captain in some of the pool games against lesser opposition but not from no.8.

    It is unusual, although something that was talked about in SA prior to the tournament.
    There are 3 hookers in the squad. But our cover at no.8 (and in fact at loosie in general) is a bit thin.

    And as @ACT-Crusader said, Brits often tends to play more like a flanker anyway. Will be interesting to see if Brits sticks to 8 or alternates a bit with Kwagga or Flo - both of whom have played 8 before.



  • @booboo said in RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool B ):

    @Stargazer that is a fucking sharp looking team. Depth.

    @Stargazer

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  • @booboo said in RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool 😎:

    @Stargazer that is a fucking sharp looking team. Depth.

    It's probably the biggest improvement the Boks have seen under Rassie - the building of decent depth.
    There are still some weak spots - flyhalf being one of them although if you have witnessed the panning Pollard has been taking from some Saffa fans after our last game, you'd swear we have absolutely zero depth there.



  • @Billy-Webb someone needs to get that Irish attack consultant Mallet’s Lem attack playbook and the half-dozen Gregan-Larkham-Kefu-Finnigan plays.

    None of it is complicated and Pollie is custom made to operate them rather than whatever he’s been asked to do now.



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    Namibia coach Phil Davies has made sweeping changes to his team for the Pool B match against South Africa at City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday. 
    
    There are 10 changes from the starting line-up who lost 47-22 to Italy last Sunday. Only captain Tjiuee Uanivi, Cliven Loubser, JC Greyling, pictured, Chad Plato, and Johan Tromp return. This is the second-highest number of changes they have made between RWC matches - the highest being 11 when preparing to face Argentina at Rugby World Cup 2015.
    

    2015.https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/483080



  • I reckon this match could be the highest score of the RWC so far...SA will still be hurting from last week, some of the dirt trackers out to push for starts...could get ugly for Namibia.



  • South Africa with 3 pushover tries in the first 17 mins.



  • Yellow card, now the Boks have their 3rd try. Could’ve scored another couple.

    100 points looks possible



  • So the Saffas hot anything more than a driving maul?



  • On first viewing that looked the definition of thrown forward...



  • @Duluth Teams tend to take the foot off the gas once they get their 4 tries.



  • @Bones said in RWC: South Africa v Namibia (Pool 😎:

    On first viewing that looked the definition of thrown forward...

    Kinda



  • Foot trip, should be a red card for Namibia.



  • Lol the Namibian player getting a yellow when play had stopped.



  • The missed forward pass was disgusting refereeing. No excuse, was static ball from base of a ruck, no forward momentum to consider. Pathetic. Get better at your job.