Willie le Roux clocking up the air miles but still manages to set up great try for Nizaam Carr

first_imgFriday Sep 28, 2018 Willie le Roux clocking up the air miles but still manages to set up great try for Nizaam Carr Despite having travelled all the way back to the UK after the Springboks’ famous win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Willie le Roux will turn out for the Boks against the Wallabies in South Africa tomorrow. He showed fine form on his return, setting up this lovely Wasps try. ADVERTISEMENTThe Springboks will be hoping that the toll of all the long haul flights won’t have affected the dynamic fullback, who played a large part in the courageous 36-35 win over New Zealand. He wasn’t afforded a break though, instead heading back to his club.Le Roux has stated that last year he thought his international career was over, so moved to Wasps. He missed the full international season, but his form has warranted his selection and under Rassie Erasmus he now plays a key role in the Springbok game.Against Sale Sharks last weekend he showed how dangerous he can be with ball in hand as he featured twice in a neat backline move that ended with a try for another former Bok, Nizaam Carr. It was named Try of the Week in the Premiership.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>While it was originally thought that he would be unavailable for the final two Tests of the Rugby Championship, an agreement with Wasps was reached and Le Roux is now also available for the Pretoria Test against New Zealand.“We didn’t expect him to be playing. I’d be lying if I said that. Willie felt his international career was over when he came here, we had those discussions,” Young told CoventryLive last week.ADVERTISEMENT“The reality is, not everything is for the media,” said Young this week. “We’ve spoken to the South Africa management consistently over the last three or four months. Going back to June there was some plans put in place that have been adjusted due to injuries, results so on.“What was discussed, that plan has been slightly different. Both sides understand that and both sides get on with it. There certainly hasn’t been any fall outs. The discussions have been no different with Eddie Jones or anyone else.”The try again, including the build-up to it:Assistant Springbok coach Mzwandile Stick said that Le Roux is an integral part of the leadership group.“Willie adds great value to our side and he is one of our most experienced players,” Stick said.“Before the New Zealand match, I said that if Willie, Faf de Klerk and Handré Pollard make the right decisions the chances are that Aphiwe Dyantyi will be man of the match. I said that because of the leadership of those three players and it showed on the field.“Once you have Willie and those other guys on the field with their leadership, you have a better chance to win against any team in the world. That was the case against New Zealand. The more leadership players in the squad the better our chances of winning.“We are excited and looking forward to playing on Saturday and we know Australia are hurting (after their loss to Argentina). The Boks are not going to underestimate them. We are looking to give our people the win they are looking for.”When commenting on the arduous travel demands, le Roux simply said: “It’s my job.”SPRINGBOKS: Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Andre Esterhuizen, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (c); Franco Mostert, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Tendai MtawariraReserves: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Wilco Louw, RG Snyman, Marco van Staden, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, Damian WillemseWALLABIES: Dane Haylett-Petty, Israel Folau, Reece Hodge, Matt Toomua, Marika Koroibete, Kurtley Beale, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper (c), Ned Hanigan, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Taniela Tupou, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio.Reserves: Folau Faingaa, Sekope Kepu, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Rob Simmons, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Jack Maddocks. 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NBA All-Star Game 2019: Biggest snubs, surprises to make rosters

first_imgThe Western Conference @NBAAllStar Reserve [email protected]_12 @AntDavis23Nikola [email protected]_Lillard @KlayThompson @KarlTowns @russwest44 #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/BHu2JnxiHg— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019The Eastern Conference @NBAAllStar Reserve [email protected] @blakegriffin23 @Klow7 @Khris22m @VicOladipo @BenSimmons25 @NikolaVucevic #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/LfwuSBvA1P— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019But, as always, there were a few surprises while some notable players were left off the rosters.Here are the biggest snubs and the surprises to make the 2019 NBA All-Star Game rosters. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Clippers, Nets expected to pursue Jimmy Butler this offseason NBA All-Star Game 2019: Ben Simmons, Anthony Davis lead list of reserves SnubsD’Angelo Russell / Jimmy ButlerRussell has put the Nets in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15 and Butler has elevated the 76ers into championship contention.Both of these players could have been in the game and one of them will probably end up there.Pacers star Victor Oladipo was named a reserve Thursday. However, he suffered a season-ending leg injury last week and will be unable to participate. Russell and Butler are the leading candidates to replace him.Tobias HarrisThe eight-year veteran is having his best season and is undoubtedly the Clippers’ go-to scorer.He’s averaging 21.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 43.3 percent from 3-point range in 2018-19. All of those are career highs.Los Angeles has exceeded expectations this season and is fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Harris deserved an All-Star spot.Luka DoncicDoncic has had a fantastic season and many believed he’d end up in the game.The third-overall pick in the 2018 draft is top five amongst rookies in almost every statistical offensive category. He’s registered 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.The Mavericks are just 23-27 but are much improved this season. Doncic is the main reason why.SurpriseKhris MiddletonMiddleton has certainly been good this season. He’s averaging 17.3 points and 4.2 assists in 31.1 minutes per game while shooting 37.6 percent from 3-point range. The Bucks are also one of the best teams in the NBA and enter play Thursday in first place of the Eastern Conference standings with a 36-13 record. They deserve to be rewarded for their success.Middleton, however, is clearly Milwaukee’s secondary option behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and he has also had better statistical seasons. He tallied 20.1 points per game in 2017-18 and has knocked down more than 40 percent of his 3-pointers three different times during his seven-year career.While he is deserving of a spot, a case could definitely be made that Russell or Butler should be on the team over Middleton.Klay ThompsonThompson is one of the best shooters of all time and a major reason for the Warriors’ success since 2014-15. But, he isn’t putting up his typical numbers from 3-point range this season.center_img The complete list of players competing in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game was released Thursday.The Magic’s Nikola Vucevic and Denver’s Nikola Jokic will make their first appearances in the game while Blake Griffin became an All-Star for the first time since 2014-15. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Pelicans star Anthony Davis were also obvious reserve selections. Thompson struggled to open the year and while he has rebounded, he’s shooting 37.9 percent from behind the arc, his worst percentage in his eight-year career. He’s also connected on 46.2 percent of his total shots, his worst field-goal percentage since 2013-14.The 2019 game will be Thompson’s fifth All-Star appearance. He is averaging 21.7 points, but Harris or Doncic may have been more deserving of a selection this season.The teams will be picked by captains LeBron James and Antetokounmpo at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 7 on TNT. This will be the first year the event is televised. The game will be played Feb. 17 in Charlotte, N.C.last_img read more