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This is a serious squad.

squad for Dubai: 

1. Chris Dry (62 tournaments, 298 matches, 455 points, 91 tries) 

2. Philip Snyman (captain, 47 tournaments, 207 matches, 296 points, 53 tries)

3. Tim Agaba (10 tournaments, 49 matches, 30 points, six tries)

4. Kwagga Smith (28 tournaments, 135 matches, 275 points, 55 tries)

5. Werner Kok (29 tournaments, 142 matches, 350 points, 70 tries)

6. Kyle Brown (58 tournaments, 285 matches, 395 points, 79 tries) 

7. Branco du Preez (55 tournaments, 275 matches, 1049 points, 77 tries)

8. Rosko Specman (21 tournaments, 111 matches, 273 points, 49 tries)

9. Justin Geduld (30 tournaments, 152 matches, 677 points, 75 tries)

10. Cecil Afrika (53 tournaments, 273 matches, 1297 points)

11. Seabelo Senatla (33 tournaments, 167 matches, 945 points, 189 tries)

12. Ruhan Nel (21 tournaments, 104 matches, 182 points, 36 tries)

13. Marco Labuschagne* (1 tournament, 2 matches, 0 points)

*Replacement player

 

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Doubt if he will be a starter. Actually I have no clue how you pick a starting team from that squad.

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On 11/28/2017 at 7:07 PM, supersupporter said:

The only one I am not keen on is Agaba.

He played damn good - has a lot of strength..

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26 minutes ago, WeDaFaKaWe said:

After a hugely successful weekend, I guess I'll have to eat my words.

Show me the one fan / supporter / poster who has not made an incorrect call.  I would rather be wrong in a positive way than pumping a team to high heaven and they lose.  It must be acknowledged that the Blitzbokke had a lot of luck, they could just as easily have lost it if Fiji or England were 100% on their game.  But, a win is a win and I am sure we'll all take it.

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50 minutes ago, Hawk_Eye said:

Show me the one fan / supporter / poster who has not made an incorrect call.  I would rather be wrong in a positive way than pumping a team to high heaven and they lose.  It must be acknowledged that the Blitzbokke had a lot of luck, they could just as easily have lost it if Fiji or England were 100% on their game.  But, a win is a win and I am sure we'll all take it.

The Blitzbokke have been very consistent all season. If they did not win a tournament they were always highly placed.

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They did have many injuries and disruptions. For almost the entire season they were without key players either by injury or SR duty. IF they never had those I think this would have been won long time ago.

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21 minutes ago, taipan said:

The Blitzbokke have been very consistent all season. If they did not win a tournament they were always highly placed.

I missed the final and have just watched it for the first time. The commentators mentioned that they have won either gold, silver or bronze win each and every 2018 tournament. 

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12 minutes ago, supersupporter said:

Consistency is what winds F1 championships, this is no different

What set SA and Fiji apart from the rest. Look at the points difference of SA and Fiji compared to the rest. 

 

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5 minutes ago, supersupporter said:

Both conceded very few points

Exactly, while piling on the points themselves. That’s the essence of 7s. Tenacious defence and attacking at every opportunity. 

If you watch Saturday’s final again, you’ll see that they tackled the England players out of their socks and their pants. 

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I never got to watch..was at Legoland. 

But, I have always noted how good their defense is, I have seen that slip while guys like Afrika, Branco and the more settled players were injured or away, so the new crop will need to get up to scratch with the standards set by these guys, so if you say that was good vs England, that is good to know.

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7 minutes ago, supersupporter said:

I never got to watch..was at Legoland. 

But, I have always noted how good their defense is, I have seen that slip while guys like Afrika, Branco and the more settled players were injured or away, so the new crop will need to get up to scratch with the standards set by these guys, so if you say that was good vs England, that is good to know.

Powell > Nienaber?

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27 minutes ago, supersupporter said:

I never got to watch..was at Legoland. 

But, I have always noted how good their defense is, I have seen that slip while guys like Afrika, Branco and the more settled players were injured or away, so the new crop will need to get up to scratch with the standards set by these guys, so if you say that was good vs England, that is good to know.

It was actually the new guys who pulled it through this time around. All those guys were still injured and Kwagga and Senatla weren’t there either. 

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