CAPE TOWN – Looking at how Bulls coach Pote Human spoke about Embrose Papier earlier this year, recapping the scrumhalf’s season leaves one with more questions than answers.
How does a talent - a Springbok at that - like Papier slump to third in line at his franchise?
Ahead of their 2019 Super Rugby opener against the Stormers, Human was quoted as saying:
“You can’t tell him what to do because he is a special player with special talents” said the Bulls coach after confirming that Papier would start at Newlands.
“He must play what he sees in front of him and be given the opportunity to express himself and show us his talent. If you put him in a set mindset you will restrict his ability to express himself and that will hamper his development. He has a great feeling for the game.