Springbok Trials


The Quirk

No, I don’t mean tribunals where the rugby public publicly lynch under-performing coaches and players.

What happened to the good old trial match? The simulated test match where the best 60 or so players in the country play against each other over two weeks to prove who is the best, and who is simply not going to cut the mustard…

Off the top of my head –

If I were coach I would pit the following teams against each other, based on what I’ve seen this year.

15Johan Goosen15Jesse Kriel15Clayton Blommetjies
14Bryan Habana14Courtnal Skozan14Travis Ismael
13Lionel Mapoe13Francois Venter13Nico Lee
12Rohan JVR12Andre Estherhuysen12Clinton Swart
11Lwazi Mvovo11Sergeal Petersen11Jamba Olengo
10Elton Jantjies10Pat Lambie10Inny Radebe
9Faf du Plessis9Francois Hougaard9Stephan…

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