It's been a while since I've seen a Bok pack dominate a team like that at scrum time, especially ARG who generally pride themselves on that part of the game. Trevor needs to get the credit here, supported well by Bongi and Beast. The Beast hype is a bit much though, we saw the change because Malherbe was dropped for Trevor. Marx also needs a wake-up call and Bongi provided that. Good position to be in with our current FR stocks. Beast and Ginger at LH, Bongi and Marx at 2 and then Trevor with a massive performance at TH. Hopefully Rassie tries another TH off the bench in the next game to see who can support Trevor better than Malherbe, who's been very average.
Locks were both very good. Mostert had one of his better games, he was all over the field. Eben played well again as well but as has mentioned, needs to cut the jumping into tackles out. Run hard and drop the shoulder you plum. Of course I won't call him a plum to his face though.
Loosies did ok. PSDT the best of the three. Duane was industrious and Kwagga didn't have the impact I'd have hoped. Coetzee should have played.
Faf was horrendous. He and Willie were the worst backs but Faf by far. Midfield did better than before, still nothing more than okayish though and still the major problem in the backline imo. No time to fix it though so we'll just hope it is solid and everyone else steps up. DDA had a better game though. Frans should be the 12 with Serfontein at 13.
Pollard was very good, one of his best tests. Mapimpi got stronger as the game went on, had one very good run that resulted in a try. Kolbe had another good game.
Overall, very happy with the direction Rassie is going. There are very few positions we can argue about these days, at least those of us without an agenda anyway. I think it was Blake who said shortly after the game, "wow, we made hard work of that" - well, given our recent form there, if beating ARG by 40 IN Argentina is "making hard work of it" then I'll take that kind of hard work any day.
Will be interesting to see what his selections look like in the friendly next week. We need to find out who our backup 8 is so I'd like to see some shuffling in the backrow. If Rassie sees Coetzee or the backup then him, Kwagga and Flo maybe. Duane and PSDT need a break.
Hopefully Gelant gets a go at 15 and Frans at 12.