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Springbok Player Ratings: Australia

Springbok Player Ratings Australia
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The Springboks managed another draw against a bang-average Aussie team….. Yay! Many of us hoped for a big response and sadly, never received it this weekend.

This week our HR team struggled to get hold of good old @JudgeRugby and it looks like @OdinKuun (aka The Heartbreak Kid) has decided to spend his time watching WWE rather than wasting time on the Bokke.

In their absence, we still have @Justus_Beets and @HoerBoer to provide us with their Springbok Player Ratings vs Australia

Beast Mtawarira

@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – Beast to the boks is like the Terminator towards John Connor. He might not be the best model out there, but he’ll never hurt John, he’ll never come home drunk and yell at him. He’ll fight till the end to protect him

@HoerBoer: 6/10 – Solid in the set pieces.

Malcolm Marx

@Justus_Beets:  5/10 – I still think he’s the hooker to take you forward, but he needs to get streetwise soon.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 *Blank*

Ruan Dreyer

@Justus_Beets 4/10 – Scored a valuable try, but during scrum time fell to the ground more often than a shell-shocked Vietnam vet during New years fireworks show.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – Ref naai-ed him a bit.

Eben Etzebeth

@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – I just don’t see him as a leader that inspires the team. Maybe give Kolisi a chance?

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – So Eben was it his hair or collar?


Franco Mostert

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Doesn’t know how not to give 100% but not a game he’ll be remembered for.

@HoerBoer: 6/10 – Hou net nie op met werk nie.

Siya Kolisi

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Spent some time on the wing, a decent moment here and there, but another forgetful game.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – Also his worst game this year.

Francois Louw

@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – Flo-wn in as desperation move. Will be Flo-wn out without his friends even knowing he was here.

@HoerBoer: 4/10 – Won’t see him again I think.

Jean-Luc du Preez

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – JL du Preez was very good for me, tried to stay upright and get offloads going.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – Hy was daar.

Ross Cronje

@Justus_Beets: 4/10 – Where’s Super Rugby Ross?!!

@HoerBoer: /10 – We really have a problem when it comes to quality 9’s in the country.

Elton Jantjies

@Justus_Beets: 5/10 – Place kicking was good, even though he missed that last penalty. But the big concern for me is still his general play.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – Probably his worst game this year.

Courtnall Skosan

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Got a try. And showed some glimpse of his Super Rugby form. Still not a house, just a couple of walls.

@HoerBoer: 6/10 – Solid on attack

Jan Serfontein

@Justus_Beets: 7/10 – Yes, a bit high, but I still think he can be the guy for us at 12.

@HoerBoer: 6/10 – Really looks like the only backline player trying.

Jessie Kriel

@Justus_Beets: 4/10 – Just add Francois Venter already

@HoerBoer: 0/10 – Worst player on the field. So many actual and better 13’s in the country.

Dillon Leyds

@Justus_Beets: 6/10 – Bad hairday, but good enough outing for the Stormers playmaker.

@HoerBoer: 5/10 – Didn’t miss 9 tackles


Andries Coetzee

@Justus_Beets: 4/10 – That great up and under that Leyds chased down shows Dries has some good ideas, but again, general play was a big issue for me.

@HoerBoer: 6/10 – Solid game. Nothing flashy.

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Written for The Pundits by @Justus_Beets

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