I just spoke to somebody from Natal and they told me yhe local newspapers
recons Markgraaf blames Allen and Atherton for the poor performance on
Saturday? Is this true and if so, what are your comments. Apperntly the
two of them and Honnibal are playing for Natal against OVS before the
test. Does this means that HH was not selected because of Stransky's (lack
I would like to raise another question.
Let us assume that Os du Randt left the field because he was fed up. If
you consider this, the Small issue as well as the mistake of selecting
Tromp (for a political view point, that is) as well as Morne complaining
about everything except his players performance, I think there is someting
wrong with managment. I think that they don't have the support of the
players, but that the players stay calm because of Pienaar's leadership.
(I still think he is worth much more as a leader than a player.) How else
do you explain the collapse after Pienaar left the field.
One last point. How much authority does the Springbok captain have on the
field during the game? Can he make desicions, like switching players
position around during the game (for instance moving himself to open side
flank, Kruger to blind side and Andrews to eight man after Pienaar left)
or is he there to enforce the wishes of managment?