Yawn...Boks are boring

Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
I have lost my love for the Springboks given, yawn, the Mornè Steyn factor and the boring game plan, or lack there of which I am sure people who don't even know much about rugby can figure out within the first few minutes of the run-around.

To be fair to Mornè, Springbok rugby started becoming stale and boring more than a couple of years ago, its just that Mornè, yawn, has fully perfected the boring brain-dead kick-the-ball-away-and-hope-the-oposition-make-a-mistake game plan and it does not matter what happens, he persists with it.

His absoluut lack of creativity and speed on attack, on the one or two occasions in 80 minutes of pfaffing around when he by chance decides to send his backline away, exacerbates the, yawn, mind numbing bundu bashing which epitomizes the  Springbok "attack" in recent years.

Any attacking talent on his outside, not that we have much currently given Jacque Fourie is in Japan, is lost to the world. Jean De Villiers, yawn, with his total inability to side step or at least spot a gap is not a centre anymore. He just runs into the oposition and falls to the ground like most other players.

The forwards play like the backs and the backs, who actually see the ball, play like forwards.

I seriously struggle to see a game plan other than the Springboks try to out muscle the oposition into submission and Morne' kicks the ball around the field and hopes for the oposition to make a mistake.

There is no clear 1st, 2nd and 3rd faze play and the backs just never run the ball with a plan. Let's bundu bash this way and then that way and then Morne' kicks the ball away. Plan B?, well mmm we do not even have a Plan A.

So when the Boks are unable to out muscle the oposition like on Saturday, well then every faset of their game falls totally flat and Morne' takes it upon himself to kick the ball even more aimlessly around the field.

The 3rd test against England earlier this year was a disgusting example of scrappy Springbok rugby of late and last Saturday, well honestly, I got so board with the lot I started surfing the net which although mind numbing, is less mind numbing than watching the Boks. The worst is, I actually caught myself supporting the opposition involuntarily for the first time in my life.

Any guesses why the Boks will never be able to dominate the All Blacks again. Uuhhh, cause they don't take the innitiative. They rely on the opposition to make a mistake and that will never work against the ruthless clinical All Blacks. Even my mother of 76 asked me, "maar waarom skop hy heeltyd die bal weg? Uh, nee ma ek weet regtig nie."
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