magazine-issue
DUEL OF THE WEEK-header
Mark Keohane

Le Roux made greater contribution


. .

Willie le Roux won his fullback battle against Israel Dagg in Bloemfontein, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Dagg was in the winning team but Le Roux made the greater individual contribution.

Le Roux made more carries, more linebreaks, beat more defenders and was definitely more involved on attack than Dagg, who played well.

Neither player was defensively active and both fullbacks made just a single tackle in 80 minutes.

Le Roux’s try put the Cheetahs ahead 31-26 with 25 minutes to go, but from a team perspective the Crusaders finished strongly and scored three tries in the last 10 minutes.

Photos: Hagen Hopkins/Sandra Mu/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
The Springboks with their World Cup bronze medals

Boks need balance

The Springboks must evolve their game over time under Allister Coetzee, but it's South Africa’s traditional strengths that will be integral to ensuring the June Test series against Ireland is a success, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Leolin Zas clashes with Bernard Foley

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the 10th round of Super Rugby, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

The Hurricanes generate quick ball at the breakdown

Lions handed tactical lesson

The Lions have lost three matches against New Zealand opposition because of a flawed and naive approach, writes JON CARDINELLI.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: