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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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Who wants it most?

When Australia hosts the Springboks on Saturday, both sides will have something to prove after their previous performances. The Aussies may be smarting after the drubbing at the hands (and feet) of the All Blacks, but the performance by the men in black on that day was simply sublime. I cannot recall seeing a more […]

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World Cup Mania

When last, if ever, did you experience such a reaction to a sporting event as Brazil’s loss to Germany on Tuesday night? Apart from the record number of tweets, the jokes poured in, mostly at the expense of the poor hosts. One picture I read said: “At least we do not have to go home.” […]

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The Riot Act

The ridiculous controversy around Victor Matfield’s scrum cap was taken to new heights when the Bulls donned their riot squad attire on Saturday against the Stormers. The sharp contrast between their military rugby jerseys and their amazing techni-coloured rugby boots must have looked like a very enticing prospect for the glam guru who also hails […]

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We have seen the Future

While all SA rugby fans are justifiably ecstatic about the senior team’s performance against Wales, the junior Boks made me immensely proud on Sunday. Winning against a determined Baby Blacks side was wonderful, given the steam roller approach by the home side. Our youngsters kept their cool, and stuck to their game plan. One almost […]

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Die een se dood…

Daar was lanklaas soveel bespreking en bespiegeling na Frans Steyn se onttrekking aan die Springbokspan. Die ouer garde brom dat hy dislojaal is teenoor die land, terwyl die jonger garde voel dis ‘n professionele era en elke man vir homself. As mens die media berigte oor hierdie aangeleentheid lees, is daar duidelik ‘n dwarsklap na […]

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Oiling the Rusty Nails

South Africa, for once, outplayed the All Blacks by clicking into top gear in their opening match of the season, unlike the Kiwis who sputtered like an engine requiring a major service. The Kiwis may have been the victims of both early season rust and overconfidence, but have done themselves no favours by not denting […]

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Rugby Snippets from around the globe

Trying too hard? The New Zealand Herald updates statistics on a weekly basis. The ones on tries scored makes for interesting reading. The Hurricanes top the list with 34 tries, followed by the Chiefs on 31 and the Cheetahs and Blues on 29 apiece. The Stormers (19), Sharks (18), Bulls (17) and Lions (12) all […]

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A Miracle in the Making

On Monday night, there were two people I really felt sorry for after the dramatic win by Ikeys over Pukke in Potch. No, it was not the home side’s flyhalf who attempted a drop goal instead of just kicking the ball out, or the scrumhalf who could also have kicked. It was the Stormers coaches. […]

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A Scintillating Weekend Awaits

The T20 Semi-final – Proteas vs India It’s a difficult one to call, and as objective as I would like to be, I must admit I wouldn’t bet any money on SA. Not because I think we can’t win it – more out of “we’ve been here before” and “I’ll believe it when I see […]

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