This weekend’s performance from the Ruan Pinaar in Argentina proves that Du Preez inclusion in the Springbok squad is a pointless exercise. When the squad for the championship was announced, I am sure a lot of people were happy to see Du Preez back in the Green and Gold and after his performance in the home leg against Argentina he reminded those who had forgotten what a quality player he is and justified his inclusion in the squad.
But 7 days later and no Du Preez you have to be asking what was the point of including him in the squad? if he was in Argentina I can guarantee Pinaar wouldn't have seen the second half. But Du Preez is only available for the home games so Jano Vermark (who is probably the best 9 in SA at the moment) gets his opportunity, oh no sorry he doesn't.
He watches the whole game from the bench only because one can only assume HM didn't have the confidence in him as he is just coming back from a injury and hasn't had much game time.
Game time he could have got if he was in the side for the home leg Against Argintinia. If Vermark had played the home game against Argintina and had a good run, then HM would have made the substitution, who knows might even had started him. Which is why Du Preez inclusion in the squad is pointless, he is a quality player and will walk into any team anywhere but if he is not 100 percent committed to the Springboks then he shouldn't be there and we should be playing the guys who are going to be there week after week next year and for the World Cup.
HM needs to stop looking back and look ahead.
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