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Thanks Nick.
It was hard to see heights from some of those clips but will take your word for it.
It looked to me at times that the Wallabies were boring in – in the clip where the Boks are apparently moving towards the touchline, the Wallabies flank is definitely not parallel to the touchline the prop’s backside is certainly not square. Is that a separate issue to what you highlight above?
It astounds me that a Wallabies scrum that typically ends matches resembling a pretzel is suddenly holding their own against one of the best scrummaging teams in the world

Coach’s Corner Issue 26: Is Dave Rennie thinking outside the 'Boks?

Cheers Jonty. I should clarify (I posted above in the thread too) the article was originally entitled “In Defence of Diversity”. The current title is not what I would have called it and does not reflect the article’s intent. But hey, it grabbed eyeballs!

Why I don't understand the Springboks hate

Thanks for your views everyone. As an FYI, the article was originally entitled “In Defence of Diversity” and spoke about rugby holistically, but with particular respect to the Springboks. The title was changed by the Roar Editorial Team.

Why I don't understand the Springboks hate

Having snoozed on this overnight, here are some thoughts from a neutral:
For the Wallabies, a win is a win is a win is a win. The did enough to beat the world champs. Excellent composure from Cooper. The forwards muscled up to a certain extent, even if dubious tactics helped stop Bok momentum at times. Found space and broke the Bok line on occasions, which will provide confidence.
For the Boks, a loss is a better outcome than a close win. They were below their average today; had Pollard kicked at his average it would be a different mood in the Wallabies. Ox Nche played his best game in a Bok jersey, and would feel unlucky not to have more reward for his scrummaging. Boks looked awfully flat, but would take heart from the way they fought back. Restarts- an area of strength under Nienaber – were an area of concern, and provided the platform needed for the Wallabies to play into the game. This is not the end of the Boks as some believe.

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