Monday , May 16 2022

Welsh Test: The start-up box


Cape Town – Andre Esterhuizen, Bongi Mbonambi, Vincent Koch, Thomas du Toit, Lood de Jager … these are among the names that will probably be foreseen Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus thinking about possible, refreshing changes in the starting line for the European Tour Finals against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Or maybe the keyword should be "if" thought of changes in the line.

The side of the side will be unveiled on Thursday, as it has become commonplace, and Erasmus can quite rely on as little change as possible – if at all possible – as much as possible.

Certainly, there would have been a decent case, for example, in preserving the Faith of the KSF that began the test against Scotland at Murrayfield, where Boxing deservedly won the 26-20 win.

But it is also not a guarantee that Erasmus will not shake the mix a bit: remember that he did not fear to do it in at least three cases, even after Boxing a week ago had avoided France.

However, his hand was forced on occasion in some cases, for example, due to the lack of Faf de Klerk for Edinburgh (he opened the gate so disturbing for Embroase Papier), and Varren Vhitelei's injury that made him decide on the election.

Erasmus will be especially careful at a time when a foot syndrome on a plane becomes just a threat, and tiredness begins to fight in some cases in a few cases, from the desire for the best possible legs (and minds) in the park against the world third rank.

Almost all of its clubs added a very pleasing boost to the Boka on Murraifield, and must face this general mission: should they be kept to a great extent in this capacity, hoping that this weekend will again have a great "supersub" energy or reward one or two high-status reserves as beginners?

In the case of Esterhuizen, he is an exception in the fact that he was not on the Murraiffel bench but may enter into the initial picture inside the center, where Damian de Allende continues to earn such a critique of the tour.

After a strong indication of aggravating England's 12-11 losing in their first placement in Twickenham, the Stormers / VP man was less efficient in both the next two games, despite the victories they scored each time.

Too few of his known abilities to break the game are shown, even if you are risking – would Esterhuizen re-enter the radar – that he does not necessarily have to solve this problem: the star Sharks relies heavily on his directness and immense physical ability to make yards, though his punching game and a general array of skills improved this year.

De Allende may survive, continuing his relaxing alliance with Jesse Kriel; they would be starting players in all four Euros.

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But others are knocking with increasing force on the door to start, at least in part because the current is also slightly less than its A-Game.

The Feasty hooker Mbonambi, for example, properly mucks on the moves of the highly prized Malcolm Mark's first choice, even if the restoration of the consistent Bok lines of the standard acts as a manna in favor of Mark.

However, the Lions Power Plant had much less impact on the open game than it could have been expected at the start of the tour – at least for someone who was quite popular as the best world in his highly specialized relationship.

In the meantime, backup supplies, Thomas du Toit and Vincent Koch, proved to be quite comprehensive when introduced at the same time (58th minute) instead of Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe in Edinburgh.

Koh received a special praise from the SuperSport pundit and the most secure Springbok of all time, Victor Matfield, after Saturday's match and players from Saracens, could represent a "rotational" inclusion, at the expense of Malherbe, for the challenge in Wales.

The situation on the lock, where both RG Sniman and Franco Mostert were bastion reliability against the Scottish, can be complicated in a positive way if it is considered that the traditional first choice No 4 Eben Etzebeth – absent through injury for both of the last two tests – is considered fit perfectly fit for the last horror in the calendar year in Cardiff.

But even without Etzebeth (in his condition there was no update at the time of writing), De Jager is one of the oldest brigades that begins to find the best sharpness after his release from a few months and can be considered for the other-more berths in view of his proven, impressive versatility.

Speaking of customizable features, the third excitement machine Cheslin Kolbe entered a healthier appetite in the park against Scotland in 17 minutes, which will keep both current wings, S & # 39; bu Nkosi and Aphiva Diantii, on fingers … although probably not in a special the danger of the first team at this time, in any case.

Elton Jantjies? He looked so constructive and consisted of a background that could be counted against him as he returned to jersey no. 10, where Handre Pollard is still more and more great.

No, the real cure against Wales, surely, Pollard seems to be functioning from the very beginning, and then seamlessly shifted to the center later, if it seems that Jantjies in the second half will be inserted somewhat differently into the pivot.

She was working …

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