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Interesting post. Pollard had a couple of attacking passages or Montpellier-classy distributor working hard in the background-humble guy and great flyhalf

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

Cheers JN. That was an insightful video indeed. I think the commanding controller a la Pollard and Biggar and the constructive piecer ie Ford QC are equally good-their sides need to utilise their ability.

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

He was good against Georgia when he started at 12. Loved to see Kriel and Steyn coming on as the edge killers running off Pollard-Pollard really unleashed the attack in that game. Could this be a blueprint for sparking their attack?
However, age is always a bugger as for veteran players

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

Also want to credit Squidge-inspired the term ‘membrane flyhalf’ which he coined in this video

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

The other solution is attack like Wales-similar team dynamics
No-nonsense, sharpshooter flyhalf with quality passing,
Nippy 9,
Big Forwards,
Massive midfielders,
fast wings ,
Wales have the forward pods splitting into individual running lines-far more unpredictable-when the Boks coincidentally broke pod shape Pollard looked quite impressive, this would build on the 2018 structure of split pods lines, but instead of only having the 9 picking runners, it can be the likes of the 10, 15, or even centres picking the runners.
Far more dynamic and efficient-the Boks are fit enough I’m sure.

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

Cheers Harry, his running game is very good. His key contribution was actually marshalling the Bok shape to allow guys like Janjities and Am to execute the edge killer plays. The bullet pass to Am has become one of the main lines the Boks run. Apart from that is the 1-3-3-1 screenplay or flashing blind with Wille

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

idk Pollard is a playmaker, but not in the sense of a broken field creator. Cheers, great point-Pollard still holds the structure of the Bok team down and can certainly get them rolling across a pitch with his direction and distribution

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

Jonty, he certainly would. Pollard is a flat crisp passer. Goosen is more like BB at flyhalf with more organisation. However, both can play a wide and narrow game-interesting to watch them shape up. If Goosen can keep his form up Rassie must at least give him the 22/23 jersey, or even bring him on at 15.
Long term he will be a like for like replacement for Wille-the old fullback wont last to 2027

Handre Pollard as the Bok flyhalf: To be or not to be?

Looks like theyre going to power with their midfield, and Biggar/halfpenny to do a pollard/le roux kind of playmaking axis.

My preview of the 2021 Six Nations

My interest is whether Wales can click. Pivac is looking to anchor their gameplan.

My preview of the 2021 Six Nations

Wales have hope. Given selection trends i think Pivac is trying to select a heavy backline. He took out thew triple pivot mess, stuck with Biggar/Halfpenny, and is employing two hard hitters in Williams and NOrth. The trends show that they will work with two creative outlets in Biggar and Halfpenny, and then raw power to anchor their attack, with the 10 and 15 stitching things together with strong passing.

My preview of the 2021 Six Nations

Should the Springboks shuffle their midfield?

A new Bulls empire

‘plenty of pace and quality putside sexton’ true tho. why is murray getting stick, while sexton could be the link that broke the chain?

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

erm speed of delivery is a problem yes, but due to the weakness in the forwards. if you look more in depth, you will find that yes, murray’s passing technique is worse than smith’s, but when compared to the rest of the world, he’s rather good, and the spin and range of the passes are prolific. why will you need power if your hands to the job. The pass is fast and accurate for all we need to be concerned.

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

doubt casey is the real deal. sorry but murray is srsly class
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Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

Conor Murray poor passing technique? https://giphy.com/gifs/Ik0o8A2CvqJBbIEwkM

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

Lamour to 15 and Conway to 14 for me. Byrne is very reliable, though he needs to challenge the line more.

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

like last year with sexton

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

consider the problem for otere black at the bulls. BB is a Blues 10. DC is a blues 10. How is he going to have game time?

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

they should create pathways to england and france, especially for casey and mcgrath.

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

connor murray with his passing and decision making, has been the cornerstone of the irish attack. his fitness may make the next world cup but ireland need back uos, of which the prime choice is probably gibson parkes, or perhaps casey

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

gibson parkes for me. Personally, guys like the byrnes, Casey, and Healy are not going to developm as world class 10s if they arent even regular starters at club level. Most of Ireland’s 2nd/3rd choice are not club starters and they should allow players to go overseas

Who will be Conor Murray’s successor?

how good is burns?

Who is Jonathan Sexton’s heir apparent?

u need consistency to operate at the highest level, and consistency is what the Boks won their World Cup on. If Carty can develop consistency, he is a cop over sexton

Who is Jonathan Sexton’s heir apparent?

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