2. The weak points

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Morne Steyn en­joyed a strong south­ern hemi­sphere sea­son and cer­tainly thumbed his nose at those crit­ics who wrote him off af­ter his an­nus hor­ri­bilus last year.

His goal-kick­ing was for the most part ex­em­plary, he made im­prove­ments to his at­tack­ing game, and in the bulk of the games his field- kick­ing was good.

How­ever, his de­fence was shown up badly at El­lis Park, and ques­tion marks over his po­ten­tial vul­ner­a­bil­ity de­fen­sively are un­likely to go away. That will prove prob­lem­atic go­ing for­ward if it means that good teams like the All Blacks are able to tar­get him.

Another area that was shown up at El­lis Park was the sec­ond row, or more specif­i­cally, Juan­dre Kruger. The No 5 lock was bril­liant when he came on as a re­place­ment for Flip van der Merwe in the big win over Aus­tralia in Bris­bane, but he, too of­ten, was found want­ing when the go­ing got re­ally phys­i­cal.

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