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Juan Martin Hernandez is out for saturday
Posted 17:15 22nd August 2012
Only the one chage ,and that giving another kickig option ,for territory,the pumas better hope they can pressure the bokke lineout.Which looks very hard to do imo.J.MHerandez's kicking game also has to be spot on ,and he needs to make Z.K run and work ,and be under pressure for any catches.It can be a great day for the pumas,they just need to match the bokke physicality and take any chances.
Posted 16:18 22nd August 2012
Yeah, you're right about that bonus point Carpelone
Posted 12:59 22nd August 2012
The squad is the same as last week and this is good news for the Boks.
They will run out of steam even earlier. I think that there would be the chance to get that extra bonus point which is very much needed to put pressure on New Zealand.
Posted 11:08 22nd August 2012
I remember the Semi-final in the 2007 RWC. Everyone up to then had been running everything at the Pumas while they were a counterpunching side that set up in the opposition's half and pressurised them into mistakes. Jake White noticed that the Pumas were not doing much with the ball and he put together a game plan that was kick everything and make the pumas generate the momnetum. combined with the Bok's awesome lineout this resulted in the pumas not getting any field position and their attack was found out big time. When the pumas did chase the game habana intercepted a wide ball and put the game to bed.
I get the feeling Saturday's match is going to be a real kick-a-thon, but while it may work again a flashy arrogant France or an Australian side who are always pretty loose. I think the superlative SA set piece will out-Argentina Argentina. (yet again!)
Over to you Mr Henry.
Posted 09:28 22nd August 2012