Frans Steyn has been benched, he has been replaced as fullback by Ruan Pienaar. South Africa need to win one more game to cinch the Tri Nations Series. We have won every game so far. So all I can say is why. Why would you want to change a winning team? Why would you want to put more pressure on Pienaar to perform in another controversial, high profile game? If he messes up on the weekend, he might never regain his confidence?
Don’t get me wrong, Pienaar could potentially have a fantastic game and I really hope he does, he almost needs an identity, being swapped around from position to position and not settling in any of them, he needs a position to call home.
But can anyone explain to me why this decision was made now, why a scrumhalf/flyhalf (or whatever he ends up being) is playing a fullback position and why does Peter insist on changing a winning team?
By: Kerry Horrocks