Mitchell intimated that a change in approach‚ rather than personnel‚ will best serve the Springboks.
While he had high praise for one of his star players Warrick Gelant following a dazzling attacking display from fullback against the Golden Lions‚ Mitchells feels the player should be in an environment in which he can flourish.
“I guess he’d be stifled somewhat in the current Springbok exit plan because they don’t run the ball.
“If you select him but you don’t allow him to run the ball‚ then his creativity is worthless.”
The same applies to the men who already operate in Coetzee’s backline.
Fullback Andries Coetzee‚ wing Courtnall Skosan and flyhalf Elton Jantjies were part of a Lions backline that scored the second most tries in Super Rugby.