Many a time one has been frustrated watching the Bargies, Italy and even France. They do so many things brilliantly but then blow it all with something really stupid....something is missing.
Watching the Scottish/Italian replay on my elliptical this am, Braam Steyn looked terrific for Italy. In one move Hogg tried to fake him out with the same maneuver he pulled on the Italian 15 for a try.
Steyn was not fooled he closed off the move and instinctively wrapped an arm to prevent the offload....a brilliant tackle. If that was another Italian player they may not have anticipated the timing of the offload.
It’s instinct. Braam has probably been playing rugby since 5 years old in Cradock. His software is excellent. Guys from non traditional rugby countries don’t get that exposure at a young age....one of the huge advantages in NZ and RSA.