<<>Suddenly the new man finds himself all bottled up. He feels
>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
Like passing the ball to the wing with the try line waiting. Stuff
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
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
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!