Heyneke is the new man in the Springbok coach hotseat. Victor Matfield’s wildest dreams just came true (too late for Vic though) and the man who built the Bulls powerhouse of the early 21st century is in now in charge of the green and gold Jersey.
So what does that mean for the Boks? A few thoughts…
A return from international isolation isolation for Liefling? Probably. Helluva boring rugby consisting of drop goals from anywhere under 70 metres out and outside backs who are hired for their ability to take up and unders rather than then break the line should be the order of the day.
In other words, Morne Steyn’s stock just went up. Lambo’s just went down.
All the young promising talent of other regions will suddenly find the move up north a lot more promising. If you get in the good books of that oke with the funny haircut in the tracksuit who has been on the Bulls bench since apartheid, I am pretty sure he will put in a good word with Heyneke for you.
Low risk rugby? As they say in Wisconsin, “you betcha!”. Hell, I’m probably okay with that, although the audible sighs are already eminating from Forries (and not just because the keg is broken again). The purists are already arguing about abolishing the drop goal and wanting “beautiful rugby”.
A Bulls quota system again *sigh*. A minimum of three Bulls hookers in each Bok squad before any other team’s hooker gets a look in.
Oy, Western Province and the romantics… PeedeeVee set you back a century my friends. It’s time for the anti-Snor.