At 38-years-old Eire’s Johnny Sexton is a veteran. He has performed 121 Checks and scored 1095 factors. He’s Irelands highest ever factors scorer. Reverse him is mercurial Stormers quantity ten Manie Libbock, a participant with an unimaginable all-round sport, and Skinstad says he’s anticipating the South African to come back up trumps on the weekend.
Chatting with BoyleSports Skinstad stated: “It’s such an intriguing battle and what we’re doing is ranking Sexton on how he has managed rugby over the past 10 years, versus the potential affect Manie could make over the following decade along with his progressive play – we’re at a watershed.
“It’s age and treachery versus youth and enthusiasm,” he stated.
“However I’ll add that Manie can also be a wily performer relative to his age (25). His no-look kick-pass for Kurt-Lee Arendse’s strive in opposition to Scotland had the arrogance of a person who has performed 50 Checks.
“Evaluating Manie to Sexton, I again Manie along with his pace in open play, his cowl defence, and his beautiful counter-attacking – Sexton doesn’t have that, however he does boast years of tactical administration and immaculate goal-kicking.
“Additionally, the Boks may have eight massive forwards searching for Sexton all night and he has to maintain an eye fixed out for the slippery buyer reverse him,” stated Skinstad.
The large sport between the World Champions and the primary group on the earth kicks off on Saturday night time at 9pm.