Bok locks run Stats XV lineout

The Stats XV lineout features Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit after the indomitable Springbok second row stood tall in Perth.

13 – Jesse Kriel
Attack: 11 carries, 58 metres run, good passes 5/7, 1 offload, 1 tackle break, 1 turnover conceded
Defence: 13 tackles, 100% tackle-completion, 1 turnover tackle
Kicking: 1 kick from hand, 41 kicking metres
Errors: 3 handling errors

5 – Pieter-Steph du Toit
Attack: 5 carries, 46 metres run, good passes 1/2, 2 linebreaks
Defence: 9 tackles, 100% tackle-completion, 1 turnover won
First Phase: 1 lineout stolen, 4 lineouts won

4 – Eben Etzebeth
Attack: 9 carries, 23 metres run
Defence: 6 tackles, 100% tackle-completion, 1 dominant tackle, 1 turnover tackle
Errors: 2 handling errors
First Phase: 5 lineouts won

3 – Coenie Oosthuizen
Attack: 3 carries, 9 metres run
Defence: 18 tackles made, 100% tackle-completion, 2 dominant tackles
Errors: 1 free-kick conceded

Du Toit received lots of plaudits for the quality of involvements in his first Test start of the season, while Etzebeth continued to grow in his role as Bok captain.

Together, the Bok second row accounted for 69 metres from 14 carries, 15 tackles and 9 lineouts won.

Coenie Oosthuizen and Jesse Kriel doubled the South African quota in the squad. The outside centre made the highlight reel by scoring a try on one of 11 runs for 58 metres, including 1 offload and 1 tackle break, but Oosthuizen most deserved his call-up.

The burly tighthead prop played for 76 minutes – almost unheard of this century – and made a lung-busting 18 tackles (2 dominant) after packing down in 13 scrums without conceding a single penalty!

It’s just a theory, but maybe he broke his arm just to get off the field for a puff of air!?

- All Out Rugby Staff Writer

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  • vaughn

    The problem is that Jesse Kriel has forgotten he has a wing on the outside of him and that 90% of his meters are lateral. He should have substituted with Pollard before half time. I think he was shocking on the day.
    Peter Steph was shocking the whole of last year and kept the number 5 jersey. He has one ok game and everybody on this site is singing his praises. He was lucky to get a game in the first place and Franco is by far a much better number 5. Francos work rate in defence and attack makes him the first choice.
    The lions team players that were selected started the revival of SA rugby now it seems one for one they will get dropped till we have the same useless bunch from 2016. The talk was to drop Kriel before he got injured. now management got ther way. Skosan will be next after Mostert. We will become the laughing stock again like the Cheetas and Kings.
    Pity
    Vaughn

    • Albert Hoffman

      Agree about Franco, he has been a monster for years now, psdt one half decent game and now he the man again. The first line of this article sums that up perfectly ” ” The Stats XV lineout features Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit after the indomitable Springbok second row stood tall in Perth.” Indomitable my butt! what a joke. But I expect nothing less from this unprofessional and biased website!

  • Luke

    Jessie was run over by Speight so he definately did not have a 100% tackle completion rate for the game.

  • Ulrich

    That would make a very decent SH XV nonetheless.

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