Mr Mellet blame ....

Mr Mellet blame ....

Post by an.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience of the
Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball for
their weak showings over the last few weeks.

Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who do not
understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!

--
Andre

http://www.lantic.co.za/~maritza/

(Indecision is the key to flexibility)

 
 
 

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Post by Ferdi Greyli » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00

<<>Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience
of the

Quote:
>Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball for
>their weak showings over the last few weeks.

>Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who do not
>understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!>>

Did he mention the famous "back line coach" Alan Solomons?

The man who instilled the spirit of true backline play into the Boks?

 
 
 

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Post by an.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> <<>Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience
> of the
> >Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball for
> >their weak showings over the last few weeks.

> >Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who do
not
> >understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!>>

> Did he mention the famous "back line coach" Alan Solomons?

Didn't hear him say a word about Mr Solomons.

Quote:
> The man who instilled the spirit of true backline play into the Boks?

What makes me wanna puke all over my best suit is that we have great
backline players.  It is not as if we do not have good, fast and skilled
ball handlers in SA.

 
 
 

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Post by Bonga » Tue, 20 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


><<>Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience
>of the
>>Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball for
>>their weak showings over the last few weeks.

>>Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who do not
>>understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!>>

>Did he mention the famous "back line coach" Alan Solomons?

>The man who instilled the spirit of true backline play into the Boks?

Ferdi, what do you think of Hugh Reece-Edwards as backline coach.  I
know Natal's success has been built mostly on defence and forward
play, but the backline has looked better than what we saw on Saturday.

Bongani

 
 
 

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Post by Gareth C Jone » Tue, 20 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:



> ><<>Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience
> >of the
> >>Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball
for
> >>their weak showings over the last few weeks.

> >>Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who do
not
> >>understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!>>

> >Did he mention the famous "back line coach" Alan Solomons?

> >The man who instilled the spirit of true backline play into the Boks?

> Ferdi, what do you think of Hugh Reece-Edwards as backline coach.  I
> know Natal's success has been built mostly on defence and forward
> play, but the backline has looked better than what we saw on Saturday.

Hugh Reece-Edwards!!!! And they accuse the Welsh of nicking coaches?
Blimey:o)
--
One time!
Lift it!
COME ALIVE BRIDGEND!!!

Gareth

 
 
 

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Post by an.. » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:





> > ><<>Today, after the SA/Aus game, Nick Mellet blamed the inexperience
> > >of the
> > >>Springboks, the injury woes and their inability to get fast ruck ball
> for
> > >>their weak showings over the last few weeks.

> > >>Nice Nick.  At least this time it is not their devoted supporters who
do
> not
> > >>understand the game that causes their lack of winning form!>>

> > >Did he mention the famous "back line coach" Alan Solomons?

> > >The man who instilled the spirit of true backline play into the Boks?

> > Ferdi, what do you think of Hugh Reece-Edwards as backline coach.  I
> > know Natal's success has been built mostly on defence and forward
> > play, but the backline has looked better than what we saw on Saturday.

> Hugh Reece-Edwards!!!! And they accuse the Welsh of nicking coaches?
> Blimey:o)

*grin*  Hugh Reece-Edwards have been in SA as long as I can remember and
played fullback for Natal for many years some years ago.  Sorry ... no coach
nicking in this case.
 
 
 

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Post by Ferdi Greyli » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00

<<>Ferdi, what do you think of Hugh Reece-Edwards as backline coach.
I

Quote:
>know Natal's success has been built mostly on defence and forward
>play, but the backline has looked better than what we saw on Saturday.>>

Hell, anybody I suppose.....

The thing that puzzles me is the very good quality of rugby in the
Currie Cup and the shit rugby that the Boks play.

I am talking here about skills.

In the Currie Cup the forwards handles like backline players, they
recycle fast, the backs run angles and improvise. Great rugby.
Of the sort we saw the Boks play in Paris December a year ago.

But one step up, the skills disappear and the joy is gone from the
game.

And more and more this dull Bok backline reminds me of Solomins's
Stormers backline,...

So, Reece-Edwards by all means!

Even Lawrie Mains!!

(There would be an irony heh? If he can be drawn into the Bok team and
the beat the All Blacks to win the WC!!!!)

 
 
 

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Post by an.. » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> <<>Ferdi, what do you think of Hugh Reece-Edwards as backline coach.
> I
> >know Natal's success has been built mostly on defence and forward
> >play, but the backline has looked better than what we saw on Saturday.>>

> Hell, anybody I suppose.....

> The thing that puzzles me is the very good quality of rugby in the
> Currie Cup and the shit rugby that the Boks play.

You have touched a point I have been wondering since this weekend.  I mean
the Boks do not look like they want to play.  The provincial sides are
showing skills way above that of the current Springboks.  Maybe it i because
they want to play.

... snip more stuff about our provincial teams ...

Quote:

> Even Lawrie Mains!!

> (There would be an irony heh? If he can be drawn into the Bok team and
> the beat the All Blacks to win the WC!!!!)

Yeah!  Cool!  Also, if we don't win, he can always say the AB's poisoned us!
;-)
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Am » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> > The thing that puzzles me is the very good quality of rugby in the
> > Currie Cup and the shit rugby that the Boks play.

> You have touched a point I have been wondering since this weekend.  I
> mean the Boks do not look like they want to play.  The provincial
> sides are showing skills way above that of the current Springboks.
> Maybe it i because they want to play.

A Currie Cup  player with plenty of attacking flair, often performs
quite differently at test level. The video analysts get footage of his
play, find the favourite foot he likes to step off or kick with and
work out ways of closing him down.

Suddenly the new man finds himself all bottled up. He feels pressured
and nervous, begins to make stupid basic errors, he never made before.
It becomes a mind game. Some handle the pressure better than others.

 
 
 

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Post by Ferdi Greyli » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00



<<>Suddenly the new man finds himself all bottled up. He feels
pressured

Quote:
>and nervous, begins to make stupid basic errors, he never made before.
>It becomes a mind game. Some handle the pressure better than others.>>

What you say is true, but I cannot believe that they then lose BASIC
skills.

Like passing the ball to the wing with the try line waiting. Stuff
like that.

Besides, we are talking here about players that HAD the skills under
test pressure, are we not?

I mean Rassie, Venter, Paulse, Rossouw, Otto, Du Randt, Drotske, Ollie
etc.

And it does not explain the total ABSENCE of ANY attempt to run in any
other way but half pace and predictably.

There is a patern of play in the Currie Cup that is completely absent
in the Bok team.

 And it consists of stuff like running hard and thinking OFF THE BALL.
Trying to come in at angles.

Hell, even trying a skip pass or something to get the ball to the wing
fast.

Against the Aussies Fleck was standing on fly half at one stage.
When he got the ball he was actually moving - and suddenly the Boks
looked like attacking!

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Am » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Against the Aussies Fleck was standing on fly half at one stage.
> When he got the ball he was actually moving - and suddenly the Boks
> looked like attacking!

Fleckie is young and brash. He'll have a go even when the odds are
against him. I admire his spirit but actually a mad dog does the same.
As Campo irritatingly but aptly, remarked, it was schoolboy stuff.

If you have a good pack and some good backs who don't get ball, it's
usually due to the the defence reaching your midfield before the ball.

That could be due to offside play, very quick defence or a scrummy
with a flawed delivery.

If you look at scrummies who clear quickly, its all in the wrists. They
pick up and flip in a single motion. Not always a bullet pass but
more a well-placed pop-up. Didn't see that in Smiley or v Hoesslin.

 
 
 

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Post by Rugbym » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Rugby Magazine has (finally!) updated its website at www.inch.com/~rugby

The site contains articles on the Eagles' results in the Epson cup, men's and
women's national club championsihps, the US Super League championship, men's
and women's collegiate All-Americans, a women's profile, and International and
domestic (US) calendars.

Enjoy!

 
 
 

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Post by Ferdi Greyli » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00



<<>If you have a good pack and some good backs who don't get ball,
it's

Quote:
>usually due to the the defence reaching your midfield before the ball.>>

Or a no 8 that dawdles and dawdles on the ball.
Or a no 10 that is standing a few meters from the opposition loose
forwards.
Or a game plan that has a flank standing for all to see on the no 10
position.
Or a game plan that has the fly half or the inside center going into
the forwards time after time after time.
Or a no 10 without any flair and no idea how to sell dummies either
with the upper body or the feet/speed.

Or a lack of ability to move the ball quickly...