Bok coach Heyneke Meyer seems to be backtracking on his word. After the draw against the Pumas, Meyer said that he would not make any drastic changes.
What a load of Bluebullshit!
He selects Vermeulen and Goosen, who’ve only played 90 and 50 mins respectively. And then from leftfield he calls up Bath and UK-based Francois Louw.
This smacks of panic and I’m sure Heyneke’s hairline will be in decline after the tests aganst AUS and NZ.
It’s not the players (except for that sorry excuse for a fullback) Heyneke, it’s your rigid gameplan. You can liken it to drawing with crayons instead of high grade acrylic which the All Blacks are illustrating albiet in third gear. He’s too scared to lose.
What does Goosen’s selection say to Elton Jantjies? “Sorry bud you’re good but we only need you for window-dressing.”
So Goosen, after a shaky 50 mins against Griquas, will now spend the next three weeks holding tackle bags and hustling money off the forwards during drop kicking competitions before and after practice.
What’s the purpose of Vermeulen’s selection? He’s only going to get injured anyway. Currie Cup for him I say, and then take him on tour to the UK. CJ Stander or Joshua Strauss would’ve have been a better bet. Strauss is unfortunately playing on the wrong side of the Jukskei though.
And Flip van der Merwe? Still riding on daddy’s coattails I see. A dirty player in the mould of Adri Geldenhuys. Go to Japan or the UK.
And the scrumhalf scenario? Hougaard is poor and should be playing on the wing. Why the hell is Vermaak in the team? Pick Sarel Pretorius, he’s quick, smart and reads the pace of the game like a seasoned pro (which he is).
I bet the Aussies and Kiwis are smirking behind their palms. Zane Kirchener? Why the hell is Lambie on the bench. The kid oozes class. Has