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Rupert se Leopard Creek SMS aan Kallis

Altus Momberg het verlede week in Media24 berig oor hoe Jacques Kallis en Mark Boucher lewenslange lidmaatskap van Leopard Creek gekry het. Tydens die spoggeleentheid in die Cape Sun-hotel, waar Kallis vereer is deur sy skool se Old Boys, Wynberg Boys’ High School, het hy die volgende vertel: Hy het dié staaltjie oor sy eerste […]

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Proteas Break the Mould

On Thursday, I had to swallow my words when JP Duminy and the tail-enders batted South Africa to a match-winning first innings total. This was followed by the bowlers, spearheaded by Dale Steyn, proving that seamers can win matches on the sub-continent. While it is early days yet, it appears that our habit of getting […]

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The long and winding road

Jake White was upbeat about the fortunes of the Sharks over the next few weeks after his side thrashed a willing Stormers team on Saturday. With limited possession, they managed to score the points that were on offer, and resisted the temptation of trying to achieve the almost impossible margins required to end second on […]

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Boks Wilt the Flower of Scotland

Perhaps it was more a case of deflowering Scotland, given the half century in points the Boks piled up on Saturday. Most of the reports after the match focused on the excellent team performance, and the likes of Pollard and De Jager shining on the international scene. Perhaps a lot more credit should go to […]

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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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O Captain my Captain

It appears a foregone conclusion in the media that Victor Matfield will lead the Springboks until the return of Jean de Villiers. I am in agreement with this, but to disqualify Bismarck du Plessis on the grounds of one or two minor incidents in Saturday’s game is really not smart thinking on the part of […]

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Ditch South African Teams says Mehrtens

When I read his article the first time, I got a little hot under the collar. Some of the following statements accounted for my agitation: I can’t help thinking we might have lost a little interest in playing South African teams, and that ultimately the future of this competition might be more localised round time […]

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Cricket Gods Abandon Proteas

How dramatic was that last hour! With only four overs to go, two fatal stabs by a limping Harris delivered the coup de grãce. The Proteas, in the past, managed to survive and “hang-on” in so many tests that the cricket gods were bound to turn their backs on them at some stage. A pity […]

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Die Naweek se Sport

Ses-Nasies Weens verpligtinge by die Stellenbosch Wynfees kon ek ongelukkig nie baie rugby kyk die naweek nie. Dit verklaar dalk ook waarom ek Sondag net die tweede helfte van die “hoofwedstryd” tussen Engeland en Frankryk gesien het. Maak geen fout nie – die Engelse is fisies vreesaanjaend. Toe hulle begin om met die bal in […]

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