Jake White has heaped praise on the Springboks following their come-from-behind win against England at Ellis Park.
In his latest AllOutRugby column, the former Bok coach credited captain Siya Kolisi for regrouping his team when they trailed 24-3 at the end of the first quarter, and the debutant wings – S’bu Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyantyi – for sparking the comeback.
‘The way they combined for one of the tries – with that inside pass from Dyantyi to Nkosi – was significant,’ White added. ‘We’ve been waiting a long time to see that from players who are said to be more seasoned, and they haven’t got those subtleties right.’
White said Snyman, who made his Test debut in the second row, had been ‘special’.
‘He was carrying up on slow ball, all the lineouts were going to him, and defensively and physically, he looked like he’s been a pro for a long time.
‘The lineouts were good with Bongi Mbonambi, the mauling was good, the catch-and-pass was good, the defence was oiled at times, the attack was good and, if Handré Pollard had kicked well, we could have scored 55 points against a team that has won two of the last three Six Nations titles.’
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