@pakman Yeah, the Wallabies are short a game manager or two. A Herbert/Mortlock centre or Willie O, Finnegan, Kefu type forward ball carrier would help because then Foley could sit and distribute, he'd have more time and a simple check down option if the defence was up flat. As it was the boks could rush up without fearing the wallaby runners too much.
As for the boks, there was a series of plays from the scrum in their own half to Faf's try that showed far more tactical appreciation than we bok supporters have been used to over the last few years.
From that scrum Pollard kicked wide (and beautifully) to Kolbe. On the recycle, we hit Notshe tight who made the swivel pass and the ball was sent wide to Estebeth who of all people threw a beauty of a skip to Dyantyi. Despite space Dyantyi grubbered into touch. That was stupid, but off the lineout bok pressure gave Dyantyi an opportunity to redeem himself with a splendid take off a weak clearance from the Aussies.
Having just taken the Aussies side to side, the boks now stressed their defence on the short side with an interesting switch to Marx, followed by PSDT again attacking the short side.
A phase later the ball gets to Pollard who is served up props defending in acres of space. He didn't need an invitation: try time Faf.
Still lots of work ons for this bok team but this is a team that is thinking far better than any bok team since the days of Fourie and Matfield (which is still, frankly, a shockingly low bar.)
What it really, really needs is a way to manufacture another three or four turnovers a game.