South Africa vs FIJI

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by Juggernaut, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    No matter what happens here, I'm just glad we have come this far.

    Now if we can hold the Boks to less than 40, I'll die a happy man.
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  3. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    If Fiji throw the ball around like they did against Wales than they could do it but if they try muscle up against a pack like the Springboks they have no hope in hell.
  4. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Stranger things have happened, and I cant rule out the possibility of Fiji running the Boks close in the first half before tiredness gets the better of them in the last half and the Boks score 20 unanswered points.

    Still, FIJI all the way baby!!! :bana:
  5. well if they take a page out of the tongan book..and throw heavy running loose forwards at them then spin the ball to the centre quick enough then they can break the advantage line..and anything goes from there with a fijian backline...

    my heart goes with the fijians!...i will support them the whole night!! but the minds going bokkes by 40..i know the fijians are capable of getting 3 or 4 tries in this match but its knowing how many tries the bokkes can inflict and how many penalties the fijians can give away..

    i say..f*** the 15 aside rules..fiji go have some fun and play some free flowing rugby!!!...and you never know what could happen!
  6. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    im pumped for this game - wont be as easy as it is on paper - fiji have a chance to win this game and they have nothing to loose!
  7. RC

    RC Guest

    Let's see how their dirty play fares against the toughest team in the world. Like Wales, i think Fiji are going to come off second best...severely.
  8. kaftka

    kaftka Guest


    20-15 at half time. Flattering result for Springboks in the end. Pushed all the way for 50 minutes by Fiji before fatigue gave way...

    You heard it here first.
  9. Aeros

    Aeros Guest

    One thing I've noticed in the Springboks over the years (more so after Eddie Jones' input, but actually ever since Jake White took over as head coach), is that they usually hang back during the first half, and then hit with seven kinds of passion in the second half.

    That's what Australia and New Zealand did against SA in the tri-nations, and it worked. When we started doing it, the results were quite nice.
  10. TheBokke

    TheBokke Guest

    Any one noticed lately the ruck area. Forget what Eddie has done with the backline running lines etc. The one thing that always impressed me with the Wallabies and Brumbies was how quick they rucked with only 4-5 men producing quick ball for the backs and still leaving the 1 or 2 back row players out helping out the backline.

    I have seen examples of that lately with SA as one of their weak areas for me has always been producing quick ball at ruck.

    SA should take this one comfortably.
  11. rico

    rico Guest

    come on welshman. you can't blame fiji's tactics for the loss. the welsh at the end of the day just weren't good enough. and i blame it on gareth jenkins. his style of rugby was terrible, look at his win loss record. one of the worst ive seen for a while.

    wales needs to get a good coach and play football like they were playing back at the last rugby world cup.
    the football that won the six nations in 2005.

    the football where gavin henson is playing. he was sorely missed this year. gosh. and do something about getting a good goalkicker. everyone is bloody hopeless! jones... hook... i'll say hook is good, but a little inexperienced.

    anyways... i could go on for ages.

    but i am a welsh supporter. so no sledging hey?

  12. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    What the Boks need to do is to do the basics well, especially in the 1st half. Keep it tight, kick for the corners, put pressure on the Fijian set-pieces. Attack their scrums and lineouts especially. Dominate possession and territory, and make the Fijians make a helluva lot of tackles around the fringes. Forget all about trying to give the ball air for the 1st 60 minutes, and then when fatigue kicks in, unleash the running game. Simple subdue and penetrate.

    However, I fear that the Boks might well be suckered into throwing the ball around, trying to match the Fijian flair. We`ve seen this happen against both Tonga and the USA. If the Boks play smart rugby, keep it tight amongst their pack and wear down the opposition, we could well walk away with a 50-60 point win. But if we`re suckered into playing the high-risk stuff, probably more like a 10-15 point win, conceding 3 or 4 tries in the process.

    I`m going for something in-between, Boks by 20-odd points.
  13. rugby_roots

    rugby_roots Guest

    I already know Fiji's Starting Lineup against South Africa because I know my team in and out.
    Here it goes :
    1. Graham Dewes
    2. Sunia Koto
    3. Jone Railomo
    4 Kele Leawere
    5. Iferemi Rawaqa
    6. Semisi Naevo
    7. Akapusi Qera
    8. Sisa Koyamaibole
    9. Mosese Rauluni
    10. Seremaia Bai
    11. Sireli Bobo
    12. Seru Rabeni
    13. Kameli Ratuvou
    14. Vilimoni Delasau
    15 Norman Ligairi.

    Bench: NOT SURE
    Jone Daunivuvu
    Waisea Luveniyali
    Isoa Neivua
    Wame Lewaravu
    Vereniki Sauturaga
    Henry Qiodravu
    Bill Gadolo
  14. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Yeah, I heard Tabua saying he'll probably go with a team like that. He might put Bai at 10 to counter the bruising Butch James and have Rabeni at 12 to run at Steyn all day.

    The Boks, from reports this morning, will do away with the open running game they did in the Pool games and play a lot more Bulls-type rugby in structured rugby. Deny us the possesion and attack our scrums & lineouts.

    Like I said before, if we can keep the score as low as possible....then we have done good.

  15. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    you wanna add some spice to this contest... sprinkle abit of idiot and add a dash of springbok and you get this....

    if Jaque gets a punch in the mouth on the weekend i think we will know why...
  16. Aeros

    Aeros Guest

    Wow, he needs a serious thrashing from Jake White for shooting his mouth off like that. What the hell was he thinking?

    Fiji may not be the best rugby nation out there, but they definitely deserve the respect, especially after their match against Wales.
  17. jaco

    jaco Guest

    It will be a hard game for the boks to take, but at the end I think they will win it
  18. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Gotta say that I really don't get his logic on the whole All Blacks thing... if anything I'd argue that the tough run to the final (assuming they make it) would actually make the task far harder for the Springboks as the ABs would have been severely hardened by their lead up matches. Also, although the boks have never lost to Argentina it's certainly not impossible if they could manage to upset France... a couple key injuries against Fiji (as the Fijians will probably make a point of inflicting the odd illegal blow after these comments) and all of a sudden Argentina could become a much more difficult prospect.
  19. Aeros

    Aeros Guest

    Yup, have to agree with you on this one. The only (partial) consolation for SA is that we had our toughen-up period during the pool matches, whereas NZ will be getting theirs now. Even so, NZ will benefit more from theirs.

    But yes, we also can't afford any more injuries - we've already had too many as it is.
  20. he doesnt respect the island teams?...thats funny new zealand is the biggest island i know of..and the guys that been playing in the black jersey till this day and before he was born are of large polynesian decent...and the majority of them are way better players then him

    hope this feeds the fijians engine room! but not to give away stupid penalties..rabeni shall see him through!!!
  21. candybum

    candybum Guest

    i think early on the game it'll b a tight tussle, but i think boks superior fitness and high intensity will outlast the fijians, it'll be a great game i reckon.

    Fiji will lose a lot without regular 5 8th nicky little be interesting how well the replacement 10 goes.

    and jaque the duuuck!! he was one of my favs bok players but dude his comments were not called for, how can you say the fijians don't deserve respect? thats un-rugby like isnt it? i hope rabeni smashes him to oblivion!
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