Cockerill’s view of Bok scrum dominance

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Nov 19, 2021, 21:25

Asked why the Springboks seem to thrive at the scrum engagement, Cockerill explained: “They put a lot of weight across on the bind and they always try and hit and slightly chase through the engagement a little bit early. 

“We are very confident the officials will be on top of that and know what they are looking at, and also we have to match that as well. If at some point the officials can’t control everything, as a front five we have to make sure we control the things that we want to do against them as well.”

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That interpretation doesn’t seem consistent with what one sees on the park. Most of the scrums against Wales and Scotland were pretty neutral for a few seconds and then just as the opposition thought they had weathered the storm a huge second shove sent them pealing backwards.

It’s trick the All Blacks have successfully used against us at scrum time in the past.

Most likely this is just disinformation. But if this is what the Poms really believe I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakening.

Nov 19, 2021, 21:59

Agreed Moz we hit them with the second shove

Will be interesting to see how things go now that England have Proudfoot on board

Nov 19, 2021, 22:02

"England have Proudfoot on board"

Master stroke by Jones...Proudfoot knows everything there is to know about our scrum tactics and our players.

Nov 19, 2021, 23:57

See how England are trying to influence the refereeing tomorrow by implying that the "early" hit is illegal- and they are sure the referees will be watching this. 

Just like Gatland did before the 1st test when he spoke about the South African touch judge, who made an incorrect decision that favored the Lions during the match.

Rassie touched on this during his video criticizing ref Berry's performance. He said it was subtle psychological pressure at a possible subconscious level that worked in the Lion's favour. 

Nov 19, 2021, 23:57

See how England are trying to influence the refereeing tomorrow by implying that the "early" hit is illegal- and they are sure the referees will be watching this. 

Just like Gatland did before the 1st test when he spoke about the South African TMO or/and touch judge during the week, who on match day made an incorrect decision that favored the Lions during the match.

Rassie touched on this during his video criticizing ref Berry's performance. He said it was a settled psychological pressure point that made the South African award the incorrect decision to the Lions 

Nov 20, 2021, 00:27

Well, in the end, José's little cut and paste job which we shall refer to here onwards as "The Shambles" does not explain away the hideous manner in which José won a Lions series exclusively and directly through the 16th man. That is the bottom line. If there are problems in the Bok scrum, which finished third in the RC, the ref will see it. Just have to be accurate. José hasn't enforced accuracy as of yet. 

Nov 20, 2021, 00:29

Omelette go find a fucking bridge to jump off

Nov 20, 2021, 01:16

I shall not imitate your destiny with Lügnerin...

Thelma and louise GIF - Find on GIFER

 
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