Secondary

Archive | Sport Spot

Wimbledon Wipe-out

First Nadal went, then Sharapova, now Federer. The people running the show must be very grateful that their tickets for next week are already sold. The two gentlemen, Rafa in particular, are the biggest draw cards. With them out, it seems inevitable that Murray and Djokovic will play in the final, unless more surprises are […]

Continue Reading

What a Weekend

This weekend was a particularly frustrating one for the females in my family who were obliged to watch PVR recordings of shows that clashed with my sporting obligations on the box. Thank you for allowing me to use you, our readers, as an excuse for this. For many, the highlight was the performance of the […]

Continue Reading

Of Mice and Men

The announcement of the Springbok squad for the incoming series was generally well received by rugby lovers. Heyneke Meyer blended experience and youth, using Super 15 form, to produce an excellent combination of players who infuse confidence in their supporters. I spent quite a bit of time reading comments to reports in the media. Regrettably, […]

Continue Reading

Sports Galore

That peaceful process, which unites us as a nation, happens on Saturday, when Heyneke Meyer announces his side for the first test against Italy. We introduce you to a lekker website where armchair selectors can join forces to select the best team, saving the authorities the trouble. We also run a little competition to discover […]

Continue Reading

Mixed Emotions

If you want to listen to Rick Nelson’s song as you read here, click on this link. Stormers 20 – Reds 15 The day after the match I saw a picture in my head of two boxers. One of them appeared punch drunk, the other nimble, but lacking coordination. Somewhere in the middle of the […]

Continue Reading

Three out of Four

Wind uit hul Seile En daar vind die Stormers toe uit jy kan nie oornag van super verdediging oorskakel na super aanval nie. Veral nie as jy twee ysters soos Vermeulen en Elstadt moet vervang met ‘n ander tipe speler nie. Ek sien die media spekuleer dat hulle nou maar kan begin proefnemings doen vir […]

Continue Reading

Two to Go

For all practical purposes, we only have two horses left in the Super 15 race. The Sharks and the Stormers are paying the price for an indifferent start to the season, and few expected the Kings to do as well as they did. Their bye is a huge relief for the men from the Baai. […]

Continue Reading

Are we “Trying” hard enough?

I blame the poor rugby, from all but one team, squarely on today being Monday the thirteenth, and I am doomed to try and find something positive to say after the way the Sharks, Stormers and, to a lesser degree, the Cheetahs, confused rugby with Harakiri. Perhaps, with all the players going off to play […]

Continue Reading

Bleeding in the Trenches

There was a short, almost implied comment in my morning paper which provided me with better insight into the current situation of the South African sides in the Super 15 competition. I read a bit wider, and came across the following comment by John Plumtree: “We have worked really hard on attack, and it hasn’t […]

Continue Reading

A Sweet and Sour Weekend

On Friday, the Stormers reverted to their tried and tested approach in grinding out a two point win against the Hurricanes. How ironic that their winning margin was thanks to the never-say-die spirit of Bryan Habana. When last did you see a conversion being charged down? It was heartening to see other stalwarts like Vermeulen […]

Continue Reading