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The French rugby revival

Fourth in the Six Nations Championship with a rather mediocre finish for 2019, any Les Bleus fan hoping that France could reproduce their results of 2010, when they won the grand slam, or of 2011, when they went all the way to the finals, would be disappointed.

yes psdt injured, most guys in france AND england have to compete in champions cup .

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

I debated between Duane and siya for a long time, but if fit, duane edges his skipper

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

well with their problem at 13, i guess he could fill in their if necessary though ithink hed make a better 10, which means Noah Loselio will get a nod

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

alright im gonna make a stand. 1. Richie Mounga is more temperamental-a better decision maker. Barrett is a brilliant runner, but flyhalves are generals. 2. Richie shaded barrett in the North-South clash which are mainly AB players. Also, Mounga played well against wales and ireland in the wc. If you want to criticise his bad game against England, mind you, Barrett threw an intercepted pass which moments later finished with tuilagi going over. Also, two passes of Bax’s got intercepted in that game. While Bax is a great 10, Mounga edges him.

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

does quiet and noisy work

2019: The year of Am’s emergence as a top-class centre

neither did faf, de jager and a whole host of players. Personally, Sa should conserve their players for next year. I doubt theyd stand a chance to win this year, without pivot Pollard and Di Toit

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

Smith didnt make the contention team sadly

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

[7:32 AM, 9/26/2020] Joshua Ho: Springbok Green squad:

Props: Ox Nche*, Thomas du Toit*, Trevor Nyakane*, Luan de Bruin

Hookers: Bongi Mbonambi**, Schalk Erasmus

Locks: JD Schickerling, Hyron Andrews, Oupa Mohoje*

Looseforwards: Siya Kolisi*, Arno Botha, Duane Vermeulen**, Junior Pokomela, Juarno Augustus

Scrumhalves: Sanele Nohamba, Embrose Papier*

Flyhalves: Elton Jantjies**, Manie Libbok

Centres: Frans Steyn**, Wandisile Simelane, Jeremy Ward

Outside backs: Seabelo Senatla, Yaw Penxe, Gianni Lombard, Malcolm Jaer
[7:32 AM, 9/26/2020] Joshua Ho: Props: Steven Kitshoff*, Dylan Smith, Frans Malherbe, Ruan Dreyer

Hookers: Scarra Ntubeni*, Dylan Richardson

Locks: Salmaan Moerat, Marvin Orie*, Jason Jenkins*

Looseforwards: Marco van Staden*, Nizaam Carr*, Sikhumbuzo Notshe*; Vincent Tshituka, James Venter

Scrumhalves: Herschel Jantjies**, Jaden Hendrikse

Flyhalves: Damian Willemse*, Curwin Bosch

Centres: Rikus Pretorius, Lukhanyo Am**, Werner Kok, Manuel Rass

Outside backs: Sergeal Petersen, Rosko Specman, Warrick Gelant**

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

[7:32 AM, 9/26/2020] Joshua Ho: Springbok Green squad:

Props: Ox Nche*, Thomas du Toit*, Trevor Nyakane*, Luan de Bruin

Hookers: Bongi Mbonambi**, Schalk Erasmus

Locks: JD Schickerling, Hyron Andrews, Oupa Mohoje*

Looseforwards: Siya Kolisi*, Arno Botha, Duane Vermeulen**, Junior Pokomela, Juarno Augustus

Scrumhalves: Sanele Nohamba, Embrose Papier*

Flyhalves: Elton Jantjies**, Manie Libbok

Centres: Frans Steyn**, Wandisile Simelane, Jeremy Ward

Outside backs: Seabelo Senatla, Yaw Penxe, Gianni Lombard, Malcolm Jaer
[7:32 AM, 9/26/2020] Joshua Ho: Props: Steven Kitshoff*, Dylan Smith, Frans Malherbe, Ruan Dreyer

Hookers: Scarra Ntubeni*, Dylan Richardson

Locks: Salmaan Moerat, Marvin Orie*, Jason Jenkins*

Looseforwards: Marco van Staden*, Nizaam Carr*, Sikhumbuzo Notshe*; Vincent Tshituka, James Venter

Scrumhalves: Herschel Jantjies**, Jaden Hendrikse

Flyhalves: Damian Willemse*, Curwin Bosch

Centres: Rikus Pretorius, Lukhanyo Am**, Werner Kok, Manuel Rass

Outside backs: Sergeal Petersen, Rosko Specman, Warrick Gelant**

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

Yep. I wish Pat Lambie was still around. Morne Steyn would have done so some time ago, but not anymore. He’s past his heydays. Janjjities is 30 this year and South Africa need a new second fiddle. Ive often felt they lacked depth in the 10 position for a long time sine 2015.

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

Scotland have always looked like a team that revolved around their halfback pair-and now that Laidlaw retired and russell gone. this is not good

Team Finn vs Team Toony

The reality of the matter is that a mere scrumhalf pass from De Klerk is overhyped, if want to say that he is a playmaker, than how on earth is pollard unintegral. Im saying that any scrumhalf could make that pass and then be called ‘a playmeker’. De Klerk is a distributor for forward ball, but please do note that pollard and le roux are both often yelling for phases while they check the line for thinning. Anyways for those haters, Pollard dazzled with great performances for the knockouts.

Ranking the five best flyhalves at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

‘Blindphase’ is the concept of the move. One phase right then back to big runner. Against Wallabies, the defence was unevenly spread. Du Toit got the break. Against New Zealand, the defence sucked in to hit Du Toit, but then he was a dummy runner for the ball to go to Kolbe. Against England, it was to reorganize the pack for the maul.

Analysing the Springboks’ in-play maul

Sorry on that one. RC

The Springboks attack surgically dissected

Underrated but outstanding. Am is

Picking a combined Springbok-Wallaby-All Black squad

they drawwed

Picking a combined Springbok-Wallaby-All Black squad

Ridiculously fit-PSDT is. Gave others ptsd

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

This means they can bring in Smith at 7, Notshe or Du Preez at 8

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

PSDT at lock means he cant make his impact by harrassing flyahlves

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

ACL mate. That injury bugged dan carter for his entire career. Hopefully this wont bug handre

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

saw willemse smack in some hard shots though. Pollard is still hte best sa has to offer. Fassi, Le Roux and Gelant

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

well world class backrow for toyota
Kazuki Himeno at 6, Hooper 7, and Read 8

Michael Hooper discusses his decision to play in Japan

well pollard was a rock in defense. SA had three of the best defensive backs in tournament-Pollard, De Allende, and Am in the midfield, which closed down a lot of plays.
In that case Harry, you talked about seeing Frans at 10 agaisnt Namibia-do you think he should be it, or willemse but id say 64% kcik rate is unacceptable

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

at least according to SA Rugby mag

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?

Had a great season prior. Maybe his form dipped

Can the Boks do without Handre Pollard in 2020?