Hello hello! It's so good to be back! A lot has happened in the rugby world since I last dropped a shady article! Lets open by saying that the Boks are going to delete the Aussies at home this weekend! I am sure the South African readers will be celebrating with a sneaky Klippies on Saturday, maybe some whiskey and milk, depends where in SA you are from I guess.
Okay lets chat rugby. There has been so much negativity in the media lately on the Boks style of rugby, it reminds me a lot of how people get sour when one team always wins... Usually its not us but lately it has been. So why not milk it while it lasts? There is such a stigma about the All Blacks, people are saying that referees are scared to ref against the AB's, it remains a mystery why. But there is still that feeling you get when you play against them, especially when the ref is French, you know the AB's are taking the W.
The saltiness regarding the "Boring" Bok style of rugby is actually exciting to watch. Coaches and ex players are taking to social media to slander the Boks, but they complained when Rassie did it during the Lions series, such hypocrites! So much controversy, cant we just settle it on the field with the Bomb Squad and Thor Vermeulen? Oh wait we did! We beat the whole Northern Hemisphere in the RWC and then they sent us their 46 "Best" players and we sent them home with an upside down smile too.
The Aussie side has been going through a tough time lately and I am sure they are preparing for a battle on the weekend! It's always a massive game when we beat the Aussies, they always put up such a fight and the games are often high scoring games by both sides. Basically what I'm trying to say is that there is going to be a war in Australia on the weekend. it doesn't help that half their population speaks Afrikaans.
I am literally going to climb into a hole if we lose!
Jacques Nienaber has fielded a massive side, strong up front and mounds of talent out wide and in the midfield. My favorite selection of this weekends side is obviously Thor Vermeulen, HE IS BACK! Time to see some yellow jerseys being escorted off the pitch by a little golf cart. Another brilliant selection is the whole forward pack, with the exception of Pieter-Steph being injured. But we are looking immense I won't even be modest. Australia have struggled with their front row recently and its going to be a mammoth task to beat Bongi and the Boys up front.
The bench is also a crucial part of our game, so having a super reliable bomb squad is going to make us even more lethal. The Bomb Squad Boys this weekend are Malcom Marx, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, Marco Van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies and Damien Willemse. Would've been happier to see a Morne Steyn or a Johan Goosen on the bench but there's not much I can do about that!
Rassie and the boys, just DM me if you need an email address, I can help with a Jantjies (10) and Willemse removal strategy if you require!
Kolbe is unfortunately missing out this weekend but we still have a solid replacement in Sbu Nkosi. Would have loved to Kolbe break some ankles this weekend but we will still be happy with Sbu doing his thing out wide. He is such a talent and has all the potential in the world, all the leadership in senior players and confidence, lets see what he brings on the weekend!
My man of the match is Pollard for all his penalties converted.
Good luck to all the players and coaching staff, we are proudly South African no matter the outcome! Send it manne!