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Plaaslike Rugby Verwikkelinge

‘n Interessante artikel rakende Rugby vennootskappe soos berig in Netwerk 24: ’n Vennootskap ter wille van oorlewing in ’n ál moeiliker finansiële omgewing. Dít is waarop die Bulle se nuwe Superrugby-vennootskap met die Pumas, Grens en die Boland neerkom, sê Barend van Graan (foto), die Blou Bulle Maatskappy (BBM) se uitvoerende hoof. Die wenkbroue het […]

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Andy-Marinos

Wicked Cricket, Super Rugby & the 6 Nations

Wicked Cricket It is with a huge sense of relief that I notice that rugby matters are slowly but surely pushing cricket articles for space in the daily newspapers. The final straw that broke my optimistic camel’s back was when the under nineteen side lost their first two matches at the World Cup. As far […]

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Shambolic Sharks…

In response to feedback on the new layout of our newsletter, we  resume our tongue-in-cheek sport column, and will continue to do so on Thursdays. The major disappointment from a South African rugby supporter perspective must be the poor performance of the Springbok-laden Sharks team. I asked Tony Calitz, a true blue (or should that […]

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Cricket mourns Phil Hughes

The cricket fraternity is almost inconsolable as it mourns the death of the very talented Phil Hughes after he was hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield game in Australia 2 days ago. Phil was in an induced coma after emergency surgery, but sadly passed away today. This has affected everyone. A simple glance at […]

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Nic Mallett on RWC 2015 Draw

The former Springbok coach made some interesting comments regarding the Springboks’ draw in RWC 2015. His concern is with the teams comprising Group A: Australia, Wales and England, together with Fidji and Uruguay. Mallett questions the fact that three of the top six nations in the IRB’s rankings are drawn in one group, as it […]

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Curriebeker Finaal 2014

As mens in ag neem hoe die Lions en WP verlede week gespeel het, behoort Saterdag se eindstryd een van die aanskoulikstes in jare te wees. Die spanne was nog nie bekend ten tye van die skrywe hiervan nie, maar ek verwag nie enige verrassings nie. Baie kommentators sien die besoekers, met reg, as die […]

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Bok Rugby Beter

Die meeste van ons sukkel nog om die impak van Saterdag se oorwinning oor die All Blacks reg te verwerk. Van die meer sober gedagtes wat sedertdien aan die lig gekom het, is dat ons weer nie in die tweede helfte kon voortbou op ‘n stewige fondament nie. Die All Blacks het 12 punte aangeteken, […]

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The Newlands Derby

The Rugby Championship log reminds me of horse racing. The winner appears to have an unassailable lead, while two of the also-rans will fight it out for the second spot. New Zealand is on 16 points, 6 clear of South Africa and Australia, and with two matches remaining, are unlikely to be overhauled, despite the […]

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Halfway to paradise

Mutual music maniacs may have heard echoes of this Billy Fury song after the final whistle blew in the match between the All Blacks and the Springboks on Saturday. In particular, the final refrain: “Don’t lead me halfway to paradise – so near, yet so far away.” Bobby commented this morning on the excellent discipline […]

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Kyk Vorentoe, Springbokke

Kommentators na aan die Bokke beweer dat hulle die teleurstelling van verlede Saterdag verwerk het, en nou op die groot stryd teen die aartsvyand fokus. Ek dink nie dit sal ‘n slegte ding wees om bietjie motivering te put uit die wyse waarop hulle behandel is nie, solank hulle net nie simpatie verwag van die […]

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