Joost on Saturday

Joost on Saturday

Post by Ferd » Mon, 27 Jul 1998 04:00:00


There was the 1st half. Typical Joost shit. Slow ball to his backs.
Almost neurotically trying to do everything himself and ***ing up in
the process.
There was the pass he did not give in the opening 5 minutes that may
have seen SA come extremely close to scoring a try.
There was the kick on the line that he insisted on taking himself from
a solid scrum that saw the All Blacks come desperately close to
scoring and possibly turn the game around.
It was probably the 1st time in modern times that a no 9 gave an up
and under on his own try line!

Then there was the second half when he just got the ball out to his
backs as fast as possible - and saw Honiball come into the game with a
number of good kicks that took play to the All Black try line.
And the try, of course.

There was even an instance where he floated the ball softly IN FRONT
of Honiball who ran smoothly into the pass!! Backline suddenly on the
attack and threatening.

Could it be that Joost was spoken to at half time?
Could it be that he can actually learn to be a scrum half in the 1st
and 2nd place and realise that if the Boks play as a TEAM they can
win?

If so, it will be ironic that it happened in the game that Lomu also
started to show signs that he can play rugby and not only be a big
brooding hulk with speed.

They of course both hit the big time in the WC 95 by playing a great
but one facetted game. To be great they both had to expand their game
into more options and more consideration for the other 14 players in
the team.
This past Saturday they both seemed to be able to do that.

 
 
 

Joost on Saturday

Post by Owen » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00


says...
<snip>
Quote:
> Could it be that Joost was spoken to at half time?
> Could it be that he can actually learn to be a scrum half in the 1st
> and 2nd place and realise that if the Boks play as a TEAM they can
> win?

<snip>

Actually a Sky Tv commentator here in NZ interviewed him post match and
he admitted his stupid mistakes in the 1st half and said "...in the
second half we thought we're going to take the ball to them, we'll keep
the ball in hand..."  
His strength, size and skills (ie. tackling, stealing the ball, running)  
are very good I think he just has to take the right options- which
usually means passing it.

Owen.

 
 
 

Joost on Saturday

Post by Duncan Ha » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Snipped here...

Quote:

> Could it be that Joost was spoken to at half time?
> Could it be that he can actually learn to be a scrum half in the 1st
> and 2nd place and realise that if the Boks play as a TEAM they can
> win?

Damn, why couldn't he have stayed bad for the rest of the game.

Quote:

> If so, it will be ironic that it happened in the game that Lomu also
> started to show signs that he can play rugby and not only be a big
> brooding hulk with speed.

Indeed, Lomu played like a man whose had the hard word given.

Quote:

> They of course both hit the big time in the WC 95 by playing a great
> but one facetted game. To be great they both had to expand their game
> into more options and more consideration for the other 14 players in
> the team.
> This past Saturday they both seemed to be able to do that.

Since this is my first post for the day (monday morning on the work
server) I'll just say congrat's to the Boks, deserved winners and the
defense was ruthless!

Duncan Hay

 
 
 

Joost on Saturday

Post by stra » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>There was the 1st half. Typical Joost shit. Slow ball to his backs.
>Almost neurotically trying to do everything himself and ***ing up in
>the process.
>Then there was the second half when he just got the ball out to his
>backs as fast as possible - and saw Honiball come into the game with a
>number of good kicks that took play to the All Black try line.
>And the try, of course.

I usually give Joost 100% support, but that first half was total crap. The try
can almost be put down to him (sort of) - Meurtens followed him like a hawk
because Tonu'u was somewhere (??) else, and the HUGE gap opened.Fantastic move
- almost any of those three (Joost, Honiball, Rossouw) could have scored from
it.