Monday, 9 July 2007
springboks on the sweet chariot bandwagon
A few botched drop goal attempts from the South Africans in Saturday's last Tri Nations match were a further signal to the world of how they intend to play their rugby when the World Cup comes around. It is becoming clear that they lack real creativity in their backline to score tries off set piece moves (although they are the best in the world at the intercept try). They look more and more like the English team of 2003 - content to grind out a win through heavy, agressive forward play and reliance on a selection of players who can drop goal to their hearts desire. If England could do it in 03 - there is no reason why it can't be done again in 07. Unfortunately it doesn't make for very entertaining rugby, but thems the breaks I guess.