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By the time the 2011 Rugby World Cup came around Pieter de Villiers had all but given full control of the Springbok game plan and selections over to John Smit, Victor Matfield and Foure du Preez.
Ok, let’s face it, apart from having the ability to recite almost any statistic in South African cricket, I am very low on the totem pole when it comes to being knowledgeable about the game.
Since the November Tests of last year I have been pondering referee interpretations and the tactics teams will come up with prior to the Rugby World Cup.
On the 16th of June 1903 Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company. Today, more than a 100 years later, his great Grandson William Clay Ford serves as the executive Chairman and was famously quoted in saying “Nobody’s irreplaceable, including me.
There is an inevitability that professional rugby players and their agents will seek more lucrative pastures, for many the lure of representing their national teams no longer outweigh the lure of the almighty Dollar, Euro or Yen.
“Everything that has a beginning has an end,” were the words of Agent Smith to Neo in Matrix Revolutions. And so we come to the end of the Springbok candidates Heyneke Meyer will consider at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.