They were on a hiding to nothing from the start. The Boks were just never in the game.The played there game in the press and got suckered into the mind games of the press on their arrival in New Zealand on Monday.
The fact that Victor Mattfield said that he would ensure the Boks win and that they would dominate the tight phases was beyond me. Where do you ever hear the All Blacks trash talk a team before a test match.
They put their money where their mouths are and do their talking on the rugby field.
For starters, Guthro Steenkamp is not the best loose-head in South Africa. That title goes to Hienke van der Merwe.
Jannie Du Pleesie is also very poor at tight-head. When BJ came on, the scrums did settle.
Onto the second rows, well Victor Mattfield did not dominate in the lineout and missed his scrum partner for 10 minutes of the game.
Onto Bakkies "Retard" Botha. The man who wears his IQ on his back. WOW that man is stupid, reckless and disgraceful.
As for the 9 week ban, well that is not enough, he is lucky he did not get a six month ban. Bring back Danie Roussow the best lock in South Africa at the moment.
The lose forwards only had one player and that was Schalk Burger. Peire Spies and Francoius Louw were poor. Their defense sucked and they were certainly out of their depth. Hopefully we can look at other options for next week. Let see Dewaldt Potgiter.
Onto my pet hate... Ricky Januaries, you are a chop. You can't even make the Stormers reserve bench and yet the coach selects you to start ahead of the best scrum half in South Africa.
Ruan Pienaar must start next week. This would ensure that Morne Steyn would get better service, although if the pack is going backwards again he'll continue to remain poor. That's Morne Steyns weakness. Butch James is a great option and this will certainly stop Carter from running up at channel one.
Jean De Villiers why are you being waisted on the wing? No.12 is the jersey you should be wearing.
You and Jacque Fourie are the best center combination in the world. Even the New Zealand centers would concur with that statement. This would ensure a stronger defence in the midfield and ease the pressure on the back three.
I would bring Gio Applon in on the wing though as he has proved he deserves a chance to play the AB's. Although Francoius Hougard my be a good call up.
Nevertheless, next weekend's game at Wellington will be worthless of my comments if the Boks don't pitch up. As for PDV you should be the ball boy because I am convinced you do not ever see the same game that the rugby public do.
The All Blacks should just count themselves lucky that they don't have Peter De Villiers as their countries coach. That would bad!!!