When I pointed out to our argumentative Oom that Mostert at the Lions was a fine offloader, but that Rassie’s game plan literally discouraged offloading....he flipped. But it’s true. The Bok runners under Erasmus were coached to run ahead as hard as possible, take contact and reset. Offloading was an incidental, not encouraged. Here are the offloading stats for the knockouts
Japan 12/ Boks 2
Wales 2/ Boks 2
Poms 12/ Boks 4
Those 8 Bok offloads in 3 games ...Frans 1, Willie 2, Marx 1, Am 2, Bongi1, Etzebeth 1
Astonishing 8 offloads vs 26 in 3 games, two of which we dominated. Out offloaded by Japan 12 to 2 while we were crushing them.
Does anybody with half a brain doubt that a team where not one Loosie offloaded in 3 games, is a team that wasn’t coaching offloading.