Score the Springboks towards All Blacks


The Springboks, as a group, rated 5/10 towards the All Blacks. The All Blacks rated 8 from 10. The one Bok participant to get an eight: Steven Kitshoff, writes Mark Keohane.

15 – Willie le Roux 7/10: Good when enjoying first receiver. Susceptible within the deal with, however robust in his captaincy of the again three.

14 – Cheslin Kolbe 6/10: Nice end for his attempt. Good strike on first conversion. Good, however by no means imposing.

13 – Lukanyo Am 5/10: His most detached efficiency for the Boks. Neither right here or there.

12 – Damian de Allende 4/10: Wanting Check match time and it confirmed.

11 – Makazole Mapimpi 3/10: Terrible Check. Much less speak; extra play.

10 – Damian Willemse 5/10: Powerless behind a pack on the again foot. Nonetheless doesn’t look 100% along with his knee. His greatest place is 12 and on this Bok set-up, coming off the bench.

9 – Faf de Klerk 3/10: Out of kinds, frantic, frenetic and uncontrolled. An evening to overlook.

8 –  Jasper Wiese 3/10: Misplaced the ball in his first run at All Blacks; and it solely obtained worse.

7 – Franco Mostert 4/10: He’s sensible at lock or coming off the bench. By no means within the sport as a beginning 7.

6 – Kwagga Smith 5/10: Scored a late attempt however his worth is contemporary legs within the ultimate 30. He was misplaced in first 30, as have been all of the again 5 of the forwards pack.

5 – Lood de Jager 4/10: Poor by his requirements. Lack of sport time telling. Insecurity stunning.

4. Eben Etzebeth 4/10: By his unbelievable requirements, he was by no means on the races – and understandably so – he hadn’t performed in three months and his father handed away this week. Emotionally drained and bodily wanting a gallop.

3 – Frans Malherbe 4/10: Anticipated extra from the rock of the Boks at tighthead. Got here second to New Zealand’s younger buck Ethan de Groot.

2 – Bongi Mbonambi 3/10: He has not been good in consistency for the Sharks and was equally poor for the Boks.

1 – Steven Kitshoff 8/10: Sturdy in scrum, two turnovers, huge within the carry and in every single place when his mates have been nowhere. One lazy run to concede a penalty, however one of the best of the Boks.

16 – Malcolm Marx 7/10: Fast impression. Play this man for 80 minutes. He’s one of the best hooker on the planet if he begins.

17 –  Thomas du Toit 3/10: He simply by no means steps up for the Boks.

18 – Vincent Koch 4/10: So robust at membership stage; by no means as imposing at Check stage.

19 – RG Snyman: 6/10: Made an announcement however did it along with his group on the again foot. He presently on this squad might show the distinction within the World Cup enjoying off the bench.

20 – Pieter Steph du Toit: 7/10: Huge presence when he entered the fray. He ought to have began.

21 – Duane Vermeulen: 7/10: The veteran is again – and large time. He was huge in Pretoria and influential in Auckland. He has the calm that the Boks want beginning at No 8 in RWC play-off matches – and he additionally has the respect of the opposition.

22 – Grant Williams: 4/10: He has an explosive presence however should be taught when to snipe and when to move at this stage. Intelligent groups give him the half hole, shut him down and pressure the turnover.

23 – Manie Libbok: 5/10: He’s an distinctive No 10. Restricted presence due to match state of affairs. Begin him at 10 in build-up to RWC in France.



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