Stat Attack: Bok defence, pack power put name on trophy

first_img 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  4  0 DYLAN JACK looks at where the World Cup final between South Africa and England in Yokohama on Saturday was won and lost.FRONT-ROW DOMINANCEIt took just under 10 minutes for the Springbok pack to start imposing itself on their opponents. Admittedly, England were disrupted by the loss of Kyle Sinckler to a concussion, but this was a game where the Bok scrum well and truly imposed itself.Beast Mtawarira and Frans Malherbe overpowered their opposite numbers. England replacement prop Dan Cole will have nightmares as he was sent backwards by Mtawarira at a rate of knots (well, almost).When Steven Kitshoff and Vincent Koch came off the bench, they picked up where their teammates had left off. Other than one particular good England scrum in the second half, Eddie Jones’ pack did not have a game to remember.Through their dominance, the Boks gave themselves an excellent attacking platform and robbed England of one to launch from. Essentially, the Bok pack did to England what England did to the All Blacks in their semi-final.ALSO READ: Power delivers the glory for Siya’s SpringboksDEFENCEAs expected, the Bok defence played its own part during the final. During the first half, Faf de Klerk showed the impact of the system by forcing opposite number Ben Youngs to throw a pass into touch when England had momentum.That was a warning to England. The Bok defence once again did excellently when they were camped in their own 22 towards the end of the first half, but forced England backwards and only conceded three points. With the game in the balance, it was crucial that the Boks did not concede a try.On the whole, the Springboks made 154 tackles to England’s 98, but only missed 14 for a 92% success rate. By comparison, England had a 89% success rate. It is on such slim margins that finals are decided.It would be wrong to single out any one player in this regard as six Springboks made 10 tackles or more, with 13 finishing without missing a single tackle.KICKINGWhile the Springboks’ unwavering commitment to their gameplan has frustrated their fans, it more than paid dividends in the final.Incredibly, of the 26 kicks from hand the Springboks made, 26 were regathered. It should be no surprise that once again the team that dominated the kicking and defence statistics came out on top.Makazole Mapimpi, Willie le Roux and Cheslin Kolbe were all solid under the high ball and caused the England back three problems when attacking the aerial ball.Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick, who focuses on the Boks’ aerial skills, also deserves plenty of recognition for the strides the team has made in this regard.Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Post by Dylan Jack The Springboks face England Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Published on November 2, 2019 Posted in Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged 2019 World Cup, Springboks, World Cup center_img ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Stat Attack: Bok defence, pack power put name on trophy ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Smithson smooth as silk

first_imgThe Bunker Boys Golf SocietyMonday, Nov. 28, Pleasant Valley (blue tees) – Stableford1st Keith Smithson (2) 38pts2nd Gerry Cooney (19) 35pts 3rd Mike Brett (20) 33ptsNear Pins: Gerry Cooney, Mike Brett, Keith Smithson, Mike Lloyd.Bunker golfer of the month Ross Schiffke with his caddy at Crystal Bay.A smaller field than normal on Monday as this course has unfairly been labeled difficult, but this is not the case the presentation on this day was good with just a few greens undergoing maintenance work, which did not detract from the enjoyment of playing.Keith Smithson made it look almost easy, beating his handicap by two shots and playing the last 6 holes in 5 under par, including an eagle on the last.  Gerry Cooney is warming up for his assault on our club championship and we need to watch his progress closely.  Mike Brett, who has made Pattaya his new home, played consistently and we expect to see his name often in the results.Wednesday, Nov. 30, Khao Kheow B & C (yellow tees) – StablefordA Flight (0-16)1st Keith Smithson (2) 36pts2nd Keith Norman (14) 34pts3rd Geoff Parker (14) 33ptsB Flight (16.1+)1st Peter Allen (31) 36pts2nd Gerry Cooney (19) 36pts3rd Gordon Melia (17) 35ptsNear Pins: Mike Lloyd, Jimmy Carr (2), Keith Norman.You cannot keep a good golfer down and Keith Smithson proved he was no flash in the pan by coming out and winning his second game in a row with a fine level par score, edging out Keith Norman who is also enjoying some form by two shots.In the B flight Peter Allen won again for the second time in two weeks, beating Gerry Cooney on a count back.  Gordon Melia, after his two wins last week crept into third.This being the last game of the month we were able to crown the golfer of the month, Ross Schiffke, who notched up an impressive 50 points by the 22nd of the month and no one was able to catch him, even with three games still to play.  Ross can collect his trophy when he returns but in the meantime we enjoyed a round of drinks to celebrate his win.Friday, Dec. 2, The Emerald – StablefordA Flight (0-16.2)1st Gez Williams (14) 36pts2nd Les Cobban (9) 33pts3rd Geoff Parker (14) 32ptsB Flight (16.3+)1st Gordon Melia (17) 40pts2nd Keith Hemmings (19) 37pts3rd Ken Davidson (24) 35ptsNear Pins: Les Cobban (2), Colin Gregg.We arrived at Emerald to find the course busy with a couple of 5-balls holding up the field.  Greens were hard and lightening fast, even faster than any local course over the last few years.  Unfortunately they hadn’t cut new holes for some time and the holes were very ragged and worn.  The rough in a number of places close to the greens was very long and this made things difficult with the hard greens not holding and shots running into high rough.Many of our players like this course but they described it as scruffy, with buggy riders complaining of the lack of brakes on the downhill sections.Scores in A flight were not so good, with only Gaz Williams making it to 36pts.  B flight scores were much better with an outstanding round of 40pts by Gordon Melia.last_img read more

Spain coach Luis Enrique volunteers for 25 percent coronavirus wage cut

first_img Luis Enrique reportedly earns about €1 million annually, so his wage cut will save the RFEF around €375,000. CEST Spain coach Luis Enrique has volunteered to take a 25 percent wage cut, according to a report in Diario AS, due to the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis.  Upd. at 22:33 The Royal Spanish Football Federation have not yet made cutbacks and the former Barcelona boss had not been asked to take a salary reduction.  IN SPORT.EScenter_img However, Luis Enrique has taken the decision into his own hands due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus and in solidarity with the rest of football and Spanish society.  SPORT.es Luis Enrique se autoimpone una rebaja de su sueldo 22/04/2020last_img read more