If you miss 7, yes 7, goalable kicks, how do you expect to win. Despite some great play, particularly in the second half, it was all aggression from the Chiefs and Cruden was great. Apart from moments of individual skill, he played with intelligence and precision. ( I was astonished to hear John Mitchell and Naas Botha on TV, berate Pollock, the ref on the day. They claimed he got 80% - that's what they said – of his decision wrong in rucks! I'm not in a position to comment, but perhaps Kingsley Went will give an opinion; he's done the job at national and international level.)
Captained Rhodesia 1962 – 1969 Rector of Michaelhouse. (1978-1986)
"Rugby is a thinking game – its’ not a running or a kicking game. This mania for running with the ball and playing open rugby at all costs is stupid – you must adapt yourself to the circumstances and play to your strength"
Now 50 years later Niel Jardine writes for Frosty Rugby Fans ...