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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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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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The Exodus Continues

This morning’s newspaper contains a new list of players heading overseas, mainly to Japan and France. The French market appears to be near saturation point, with 51 of our players in the top 14 league there. For once, we beat the Kiwis, who only have 31 players in France. A further 10 players, including Aplon, […]

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Sink or Swim

Handré Pollard’s inclusion as the Springbok pivot is undoubtedly the main talking point around the braai fire. Braam van Straaten reckons he has the potential to be the best ever fly half in a Springbok jersey. While I share his optimism, there are too many variables in rugby to make such a bold statement just […]

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