Don't be such a drama queen. They can manage things better, as they already have. They changed a few players around for Pumas 1. How many front liners have actually played a full game over the last 3 - 4 weeks? Bugger all.The Native wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:14 amSo you’d like to see most of the top team playing all games before they play the Boks on consecutive weekends? Risking fatigue and injury whilst already missing Smith, Mo’unga and Whitelock? Thank f*ck you’re not an All Black Coach or Selector.obelixtim wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:05 amThis is a game of significance. Win this and they only have to win 1 of the Bok games to clinch the title. Lose it, and then the pressure will be on to win both Bok games.The Native wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:58 am
And the front liners have hardly been run into the ground 2 games in the last 3 weeks, with most of them not even playing a full 80 minutes.
As others have said, they could have mixed and matched with 5 or 6 newbies in this game, and filter the others in during the tour, especially in the second leg after the RC. This is a banana skin and they could easily screw this game up. At the very least, most of them will be rusty, and the ABs generally don't play well when they've had a layoff, as most of this team have.
If these players can't handle a reasonable workload, wtf are they doing there?
And before playing the Boks, they need to be match fit. You only get that by actually playing.