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The Mother of all Collapses…

A brave decision by Proteas skipper, Smith, paid out more than they bargained for. The play on words “paid out” is deliberate as I think it was a gamble on a pitch which is known to be flat and always produces runs. It may have been calculated as the thought to rather bowl in an […]

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Mixed Fortunes in Super 15 and Cricket Disappoints

Gareth Anscombe This is the first Super season after a World Cup year, and it is exciting to see so much new talent coming to the fore, both here and overseas. The Bulls will testify to this, given 20-year old Gareth Anscombe’s sterling performance against them. The Lions, too, have some very promising youngsters who […]

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Hostile Proteas Evens Contest

On day 2 of the 1st test against the Black caps the Proteas managed to regain most of the lost ground conceded during day 1 with what can only be described as a display of the highest quality swing bowling and aggressive short pitched bowling the Kiwi’s would have experienced in quite a while. The […]

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Rugby Colours & Onto the real deal

I could not help thinking of Donavan’s memorable song “Colours” when contemplating this column. While the Bulls hogged the lime(?)light for obvious reasons, a few other factors related to hues also raised some eyebrows, and some cards. Was Hougaard’s red card justified? With my limited knowledge, perhaps the new white card would have been more […]

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Super Rugby & African balance restored…

Super Rugby Round 2 – Will some Fallacies be Exposed? by Paul Despite rigorous pre-season training, the walking wounded, after the warm-up matches and last week’s first round bouts, must delight the medical profession far more than it does rugby fans. Stormers Vs Sharks The contest between the centres, and particularly JP Pietersen and Juan […]

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Clinical Proteas strike first & Super 15 Bonus Drought

Pitched online – by Bobby The Proteas followed up their T20 series win beautifully to claim first blood in the first of three ODI’s. The win, thanks to a calculated and clinical display led by skipper AB, applies more pressure on the Black Caps and the huge wins they had against Zimbabwe suddenly seems a […]

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Levi flies back to SA & Super 15 kicks off.

To quote the New Zealand Herald “South Africa have a reputation for somehow losing the eminently winnable but New Zealand proved they can do it, too, when they lost the third and deciding Twenty20 cricket match at Eden Park” Credit must go to the Proteas for keeping their heads and fighting till the end – […]

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Potty mouth Kiwi’s 1 – Proteas 1 & Super Rugby is back!

It was an obvious tactic by the Black Caps to verbally pressure the young Proteas side into submission, especially with the experienced campaigners like Kallis and Smith not playing. One wondered if they would be able to withstand the verbal onslaught of which the Kiwi’s are masters – yes, they are even better sledgers than […]

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Lopsy stars & Super 15 Injuries outshine form

Pitched online – by Bobby Preparations seem to be going well for the Proteas as they are due to face the Black Caps in the first T20 tomorrow in Wellington. The warm-up game yesterday in Christchurch, the first international since the earthquake almost a year ago, against Canterbury provided a good contest. AB de Villiers […]

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Die dag toe Heyneke vir Julius van die voorblad gevee het

deur Paul. Daar sal nie te veel mense wees wat trane stort oor die feit dat die aankondiging van die nuwe Springbok-afrigter saamgeval het met die skop onder die jis vir iemand wat duidelik nie How to win friends and influence people geskryf of gelees het nie. Julius het waarskynlik eerder Mein Kampf tydens houtwerk klasse […]

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