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De Beer wrong choice for South Africans - Dwyer
Bristol
October 28, 1999

Former Wallaby coach, and now Director of Rugby at Bristol, Bob Dwyer believes the Springboks have made a mistake by selecting Jannie de Beer ahead of Henry Honiball (Pictured) for Saturday's semi-final.
Dwyer believes Honiball could make a much bigger impact against the Australian's than last weekend's scourge of England, de Beer.
"All the players in the South African team think that Honiball is a genius. If he's fit, then I would play him - I think that you have got to play your best players."
Dwyer believes the selection of de Beer is only one of many reasons why the Wallabies will overcome the South Africans at Twickenham.
"This Australian side reminds me very much of the cricket team in that they've got too many guys who can win matches, which makes them very hard to beat," he said.
Dwyer predicts that fly half Stephen Larkham and centre Tim Horan will have crucial roles to play against the Springboks, who are defending a 10-match unbeaten World Cup record.
"Larkham is the best rugby player in Australia. He sees things better than other players, he's got wonderful vision and a tremendous instinct of when his opponent is off-balance, which is what all great players have."
Dwyer, who was Horan's coach when the Australians won the 1991 cup, added, "Tim is probably playing his best rugby for four years, and while neither fullback Matt Burke nor scrum-half George Gregan are currently at their best, you have to think that they can pull out a few things."
"Ben Tune is getting back to his best, Joe Roff too, and if just a few of those players hit peak form on Saturday, then it will make Australia so hard to beat."

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