Du Randt simply Os-some
11 Jun 2006
Keo.co.za rates the Boks after their crunching 36-16 win against the Scots. The latter don’t deserve a rating.
Ratings (out of 10)
Counter attacked well, scored 21 points, but missed a few kicks and had a slow start. Improved after 20 minutes and had a very good second half.
Looked the business and the Fro has not slowed down the Bro. Great try
Strong and powerful. Solid in defence.
De Villiers: 7
One sublime bit of vision to run into space and set up Andre Snyman’s try
The most disappointing of the Bok backs. His hands let him down too often.
Van der Westhuyzen: 6
A decent game and will only improve the more he plays at No 10. Out of hand kicking could have been better, but generally he and his coach will be pleased.
Du Preez: 7
Big game from the No 9 and his all-round strengths give him the edge over his rivals in the team. Had some outstanding breaks, defended well and kicked cleverly.
Van Niekerk: 8
Second successive big game from Van Niekerk, who is playing as good as he ever has for the Boks.
Very impressive. Adds a physical dimension and worked well with Burger and Van Niekerk.
Quality effort. More composed and not as frantic as he normally comes across. Showed some subtle touches to the aggression we know intimidates opponents.
Very effective in contesting opposition ball, but not as productive in general play.
Very strong game with ball in hand. Option taking can improve, but one of his best matches. Nice to see him get 80 minutes.
Solid, but he was not the reason the Bok pack was dominant. His mate wearing No 1 had more to do with it.
He won’t be happy with some of his early lineout throws, but showed up well in other aspects of the game. His leadership was very good and his decsion-making very decisive.
Du Randt: 9
Simply outstanding effort in the scrum and a constant menace to the Scots.
Keo.co.za man of the match: Big Os
Bok team rating: 7
One of the better first up tests in some time