Wallabies v Springboks



  • Springboks:

    1. Tendai Mtawarira (80)
    2. Adriaan Strauss (c) (59)
    3. Lourens Adriaanse (2)
    4. Eben Etzebeth (49)
    5. Lood de Jager (22)
    6. Francois Louw (48)
    7. Oupa Mohoje (10)
    8. Warren Whiteley (8)
    9. Faf de Klerk (5)
    10. Elton Jantjies (7)
    11. Francois Hougaard (35)
    12. Juan de Jongh (15)
    13. Jesse Kriel (14)
    14. Bryan Habana (119)
    15. Johan Goosen (8)

    Reserves:
    16. Bongi Mbonambi (1) 17. Steven Kitshoff (3) 18. Trevor Nyakane (25) 19. Franco Mostert (2) 20. Pieter-Steph du Toit (13) 21. Jaco Kriel (3) 22. Morne Steyn (62) 23. Lionel Mapoe (6)

    http://www.sarugby.co.za/article.aspx?category=sarugby/springboks&id=3693244



  • cripple fight!



  • Is this in Australia first up?

    Will give us a bit of a line on the Springboks (Who I think look rubbish)



  • @Hooroo said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Is this in Australia first up?

    Will give us a bit of a line on the Springboks (Who I think look rubbish)

    Yes, that's why I named the thread Wallabies v Springboks and not Springboks v Wallabies.
    The game is in Brisbane (Sat 10/9, 10.05pm NZT).



  • I assumed someone like you had just screwed it up as I had a feeling it was in SA. But good for you, you did well on this ocasssion



  • @Hooroo said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    I assumed someone like you had just screwed it up as I had a feeling it was in SA. But good for you, you did well on this ocasssion

    "Someone like me"?



  • @Stargazer said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Hooroo said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    I assumed someone like you had just screwed it up as I had a feeling it was in SA. But good for you, you did well on this ocasssion

    "Someone like me"?

    he means Crusader supporters



  • @mariner4life said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    he means Crusader supporters

    That joke is getting old and not more true, the more often you repeat it.



  • So they've gone with a new midfield in de Jongh and Kriel.

    Only two backs reserves also. Attempting to overpower the Wallabies up front i'm guessing.



  • @Stargazer said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Hooroo said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Is this in Australia first up?

    Will give us a bit of a line on the Springboks (Who I think look rubbish)

    Yes, that's why I named the thread Wallabies v Springboks and not Springboks v Wallabies.
    The game is in Brisbane (Sat 10/9, 10.05pm NZT).

    What are you going to do for the Argentina v Australia game at Twickenham? πŸ€”



  • Wallabies

    1. Scott Sio (20 Tests)
    2. Stephen Moore (c) (107 Tests)
    3. Sekope Kepu (68 Tests)
    4. Kane Douglas (25 Tests)
    5. Adam Coleman (2 Tests)
    6. Dean Mumm (48 Tests)
    7. Michael Hooper (56 Tests)
    8. David Pocock (58 Tests)
    9. Will Genia (68 Tests)
    10. Quade Cooper (59 Tests)
    11. Reece Hodge (1 Test)
    12. Bernard Foley (32 Tests)
    13. Samu Kerevi (3 Tests)
    14. Dane Haylett-Petty (5 Tests)
    15. Israel Folau (43 Tests)

    Reserves (one to be omitted):
    16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (66 Tests) 17. James Slipper (79 Tests) 18. Allan Alaalatoa (2 Tests) 19. Rory Arnold (2 Tests) 20. Lopeti Timani* 21. Sean McMahon (9 Tests) 22. Nick Phipps (44 Tests) 23. Tevita Kuridrani (36 Tests) 24. Drew Mitchell (70 Tests)

    *denotes uncapped player

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2016/09/07/23/44/wallabies-springboks-brisbane-team



  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Stargazer said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Hooroo said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Is this in Australia first up?

    Will give us a bit of a line on the Springboks (Who I think look rubbish)

    Yes, that's why I named the thread Wallabies v Springboks and not Springboks v Wallabies.
    The game is in Brisbane (Sat 10/9, 10.05pm NZT).

    What are you going to do for the Argentina v Australia game at Twickenham? πŸ€”

    That's a home game for the Argies.



  • http://rugby.com.au/news/2016/09/07/23/44/wallabies-springboks-brisbane-team

    Wallabies - the talking point is Fardy omitted completely.

    1. Scott Sio (20 Tests)
    2. Stephen Moore (c) (107 Tests)
    3. Sekope Kepu (68 Tests)
    4. Kane Douglas (25 Tests)
    5. Adam Coleman (2 Tests)
    6. Dean Mumm (48 Tests)
    7. Michael Hooper (56 Tests)
    8. David Pocock (58 Tests)
    9. Will Genia (68 Tests)
    10. Quade Cooper (59 Tests)
    11. Reece Hodge (1 Test)
    12. Bernard Foley (32 Tests)
    13. Samu Kerevi (3 Tests)
    14. Dane Haylett-Petty (5 Tests)
    15. Israel Folau (43 Tests)

    RESERVES (ONE TO BE OMITTED)
    Tatafu Polota-Nau (66 Tests)
    James Slipper (79 Tests)
    Allan Alaalatoa (2 Tests)
    Rory Arnold (2 Tests)
    Lopeti Timani*
    Sean McMahon (9 Tests)
    Nick Phipps (44 Tests)
    Tevita Kuridrani (36 Tests)
    Drew Mitchell (70 Tests)

    *denotes uncapped player



  • What about AAC?



  • @Hooroo he's gone back to Europe for club duty as was only officially released for Bledisloes.



  • Are they that shallow in the centres with Gits and Toomua out or is Chieka taking some coaching lessons from Toddy playing his best 10 at 12?



  • @Unco Clearly you haven't spoken with any Queenslanders. Quade is our best 10 πŸ˜‰



  • @Stargazer said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Wallabies

    1. Scott Sio (20 Tests)
    2. Stephen Moore (c) (107 Tests)
    3. Sekope Kepu (68 Tests)
    4. Kane Douglas (25 Tests)
    5. Adam Coleman (2 Tests)
    6. Dean Mumm (48 Tests)
    7. Michael Hooper (56 Tests)
    8. David Pocock (58 Tests)
    9. Will Genia (68 Tests)
    10. Quade Cooper (59 Tests)
    11. Reece Hodge (1 Test)
    12. Bernard Foley (32 Tests)
    13. Samu Kerevi (3 Tests)
    14. Dane Haylett-Petty (5 Tests)
    15. Israel Folau (43 Tests)

    Reserves (one to be omitted):
    16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (66 Tests) 17. James Slipper (79 Tests) 18. Allan Alaalatoa (2 Tests) 19. Rory Arnold (2 Tests) 20. Lopeti Timani* 21. Sean McMahon (9 Tests) 22. Nick Phipps (44 Tests) 23. Tevita Kuridrani (36 Tests) 24. Drew Mitchell (70 Tests)

    *denotes uncapped player

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2016/09/07/23/44/wallabies-springboks-brisbane-team

    No Fardy? They still think that's the problem with their lineout and backrow - Fardy? Putting Foley at 12 instead of Kerevi is madness. Quade operates better on attack if he has someone threatening the line running straight so he can throw a bullet pass to a wider runner.

    DHP has been exposed a number of times on the wing now, he's much better at fullback.

    Be interesting to see how easily Etzebeth niggles Coleman into a YC.



  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco Clearly you haven't spoken with any Queenslanders. Quade is our best 10 πŸ˜‰

    Sometimes it's easier to ignore mariner.

    Would a backline of Genia, Foley, Hodge, Kerevi, Kuridrani, Folau, Cooper be out of the question? Quaaade can't tackle for shit and needs more space to work with, soooo...



  • That backline would be pretty dangerous NTA, maybe swap Folau and Kuridrani though ?



  • @Unco said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco Clearly you haven't spoken with any Queenslanders. Quade is our best 10 πŸ˜‰

    Sometimes it's easier to ignore mariner.

    Would a backline of Genia, Foley, Hodge, Kerevi, Kuridrani, Folau, Cooper be out of the question? Quaaade can't tackle for shit and needs more space to work with, soooo...

    Don't mind that.

    This talk of Folau at centre kind of ignores the fact that if he "needs to get his hands on the ball" he can bloody well join at any phase.



  • Cheika has lost his mind



  • @mariner4life said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Cheika has lost his mind

    You mean he found it after he lost it last time?



  • @Stargazer said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @mariner4life said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Cheika has lost his mind

    You mean he found it after he lost it last time?

    Good point. 8 months ago I was convinced. I'm really not now.



  • I'll be hoping for a SA win here. Can't believe Cheika stuck with the Foley at 12 selection.



  • @Billy-Tell said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    I'll be hoping for a SA win here.

    As long as the Boks are humble in victory. πŸ˜€



  • Lets just hope one of the wobblies gets cited for eye gouging. The meltdown would be spectacular. They might even quit rugby.



  • @pukunui said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Lets just hope one of the wobblies gets cited for eye gouging. The meltdown would be spectacular. They might even quit rugby.

    Actually I'm really hoping one of the Argies gets done for eye-gouging for waving his hands in the general direction of Kieran Read. πŸ™‚



  • I guess that as long as the Wallabies show humility Marto and Kafe will be happy. πŸŽͺ



  • @Unco said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Are they that shallow in the centres with Gits and Toomua out or is Chieka taking some coaching lessons from Toddy playing his best 10 at 12?

    And Beale who was probably playing his best rugby before he got injured.

    But Foley's form is poor and Quade is largely an unknown quantity at this point in terms of his international form.

    But the biggest problem isn't necessarily with the players but the structure and gameplan or lack thereof.



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  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco Clearly you haven't spoken with any Queenslanders. Quade is our best 10 πŸ˜‰

    My second thread on the New & Improved Fern and already I am being entertained. 🀸🏾



  • @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @NTA said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco Clearly you haven't spoken with any Queenslanders. Quade is our best 10 πŸ˜‰

    Sometimes it's easier to ignore mariner.

    Would a backline of Genia, Foley, Hodge, Kerevi, Kuridrani, Folau, Cooper be out of the question? Quaaade can't tackle for shit and needs more space to work with, soooo...

    Don't mind that.

    This talk of Folau at centre kind of ignores the fact that if he "needs to get his hands on the ball" he can bloody well join at any phase.

    Yeah, let’s bring another bloke up into the mid field who doesn’t fare so well in that tackling thingy (and in the concept of passing accurately and early) and we’ll have three of β€˜em all lined up like ducks in a row for the Springboks to run at and rediscover their best form.

    It could get horribly crowded in that hidey hole out on the wing during extended defensive periods.

    As talented as Folau is it is pretty clear they never showed him footage of Chris Latham chiming in from the back to make incisive runs. If he had the ability it would have been sighted already.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Unco said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    Are they that shallow in the centres with Gits and Toomua out or is Chieka taking some coaching lessons from Toddy playing his best 10 at 12?

    And Beale who was probably playing his best rugby before he got injured.

    But Foley's form is poor and Quade is largely an unknown quantity at this point in terms of his international form.

    But the biggest problem isn't necessarily with the players but the structure and gameplan or lack thereof.

    I dunno - three coaches and pretty much the same players (look at the number of caps dished out above) and still there is no elephant in the room?

    What curious instruction from the coach had the Wallaby No 10 (heh, heh) doing star jumps then tripping over while Leinart-Brown passed to Dagg for a try a minute into the second match at Wellington? Why did Cheika then direct the same No 10 (heh, heh) to pirouette, pat Dagg on the back on the way through and fall over again as he scored his second try 21 minutes later?

    They have long found it impossible to progress up the scale from "M" for mediocre!



  • rhymes with eloquent...
    @mariner4life
    I have a mammary like an elephant?



  • That backline is um, would like to say exciting but..
    Unless they can let the genie out of the old age bottle, give more space to the 10 (as lately he is easily cooped up), somehow extract finesse from that hodge podge on the wing, correct what has been a tactical folly at 12, stop the greedy at 13, cut out the petty patticakes on the other wing (plus hide this Nordic laptop from the 10) and allow the fullback to follow an actually planned backline move, it might be competitive. Looks like a full on berocca advert for Mr Cheika.



  • I love Springboks vs Wallabies tests,, rugby test matches I can relaxedly watch. Like the Springboks players & team in general more (as how they come across in the media), so will be rooting for them. And that's despite their racist transformation crap. And Cheika just irks me somehow.



  • @Tordah said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    I love Springboks vs Wallabies tests,, rugby test matches I can relaxedly watch. Like the Springboks players & team in general more (as how they come across in the media), so will be rooting for them. And that's despite their racist transformation crap. And Cheika just irks me somehow.

    Word of the day, "relaxedly" πŸ˜€

    I support the Wallabies in these fixtures, but the way they are being coached and the poor tactics and performance of the players leaves a lot to be desired.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    @Tordah said in Wallabies v Springboks:

    I love Springboks vs Wallabies tests,, rugby test matches I can relaxedly watch. Like the Springboks players & team in general more (as how they come across in the media), so will be rooting for them. And that's despite their racist transformation crap. And Cheika just irks me somehow.

    Word of the day, "relaxedly" πŸ˜€

    I support the Wallabies in these fixtures, but the way they are being coached and the poor tactics and performance of the players leaves a lot to be desired.

    I used to support the Wallabies against the Boks but not anymore. These days the wobs are incredibly unlikeable.

    Biggest bunch of plums in world rugby at the moment.


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