The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and keep expecting a different result! Heineke Meyer is starting to enter this territory and if the squad for the last 2 tests of the tournament includes a certain Morne Steyn, then surely the diagnosis will be confirmed!
Notwithstanding the woeful game plan, Morne had an absolute shocker. His decision was poor as was his kicking out of hand. But his main job, the reason we have been so patient, was again not only below standard, but really of no standard at all! And he can hardly be excused for missing difficult kicks.
The one's he missed are of the “if you can't be these over you shouldn't be playing international rugby” variety. Surely the time has come to start with Lamby/Goosen? It seems the idea has been to play Steyn into form but this has unfortunately spectacularly backfired! And I wonder if Steyn will ever recover his confidence after the last 2 games?
Back to our game plan. Not one kick was regathered and yet we keep on insisting on kicking our possession away! Eventually the AB's weren't even bothered about a defensive line anymore.
Players were falling back as soon as we got the ball and by the time it came down 4 or 5 AB's were waiting! And then our captain (and I use that term loosely here) defends it at the post match interview!! Ag nee, man.
What this has also proved, as did last weeks, is that we are good enough to beat the best teams in the world. These are 2 games that we should have won, and yet we managed to butcher both! This is certainly not what we expect from the Springboks. Our leadership has been non-existent and our play maker is in the worst form of his life. Some serious head scratching lies ahead for Mr. Meyer.
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