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 Hurricanes celebrate their Super Rugby win

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's Super Rugby final, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

SA Rugby president Oregan Hoskins

Hoskins’ exit overdue

Outgoing SA Rugby president Regan Hoskins failed to deliver on his promises during his 10-year tenure and his resignation is long overdue, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Johan Goosen against the All Blacks

Time for Bok depth at 15

Both Johan Goosen and Jesse Kriel can make their mark at fullback in this season’s Rugby Championship, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

You may also like

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