A bulky South African side put on a decent performance against a strong All Black side a few weeks ago. Still super proud of our win down under!
The South Africans have not struggled to beat British teams at all, of late. The last time The Boks lost to a side from North was the Lions earlier this year, 24 July 2021 South Africa17 - 22 Lions.
Will we see an even more dominant Springbok team? Hopefully. The Boks have had a tough go recently, with some losses to Australia that we definitely should not have lost. We can't do much about it now, all we can do is learn how to get rid of Quade Cooper in the opening five minutes of the game, maybe our chances will double!
The Boks are the best team in the world and its been proven time and time again. They often lose their heads in small moments where they lose possession of the ball on the attack.
The Boks will have to adapt from defending a running ball to defending a tactical crosskick or grubber through the midfield. The Welsh also enjoy to play a Forward dominant game similar to the Boks but often show up unmatched purely to the size and strength of the Boks forwards. Duane and Pieter-Steph have enjoyed throwing the odd pom around lately. Delightful to watch.
The result will still be an interesting one nonetheless. We haven't seen much hype about the upcoming November Tests. I feel like playing against NZ and Australia is more of an occasion for the Saffa fans. am I wrong? I am beyond excited to see the boys take the field this November. Game day is insane in this house, I often scream and tell Kolisi what to do, because sometimes he doesn't listen to me, so shouting louder often helps with that. These guys that think they are the Mnumzane, you often just need to scream louder and that does the world of good.
Faf and Pieter-Steph are still out of action which is rather unfortunate because they both play such a crucial role in the Bok attack. We are going to see an immense bomb squad again in November, hopefully the coaching staff have opened their eyes and are going to put Mr. Frans Steyn on the bench? Who saw that tackle on McKenzie? trick question- THE WHOLE WORLD SAW IT. Where I am from we call that "Deleeeeted".
What are your thoughts on the Bok squad of 2021? It has a success rate of 60%, which is horrific if you asked me. But we are being positive here because we are playing the poms soon so that 60% should go up to at least 85% by December. Not all doom and gloom.
Who will our influential players be? Pollard, Vermeulen, Kolisi, The Ox? Who is your standout player and why? Is Willie going to start at 15 or is Fassi going to don the 15 jersey this season?
If you didn't enjoy this read, maybe this GIF of Rassie whacking a "Something Meaty" from Debonairs will make you giggle.