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Clansey's Clangers & Proteas win!

Clancey Clangers not the only reason – Paul Kruger  If the Springboks had the benefit of appealing against the result of Saturday’s match against Australia, their chances of success would be excellent if it was purely based on the poor decisions by the officials. Unfortunately, Heyneke’s game plan also failed the test, and this is […]

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Proteas Bloom

The single biggest reason why I enjoy a South African victory over an Australian side, more than one over the English, is that the Aussies are usually much more competitive. I was fortunate in that flu kept me in bed yesterday, which allowed me to follow most of the match live. Graeme Smith earned his […]

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Size does Matter

This is the only logical conclusion I could come to when I saw the Springbok team selected for the test against the International side on Saturday. One cannot fault the pack, including the reserves. All phases of forward play are covered by skilful players, there is vast experience, and they know each other very well. […]

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AB is Redefining Batting

These are not my words – it was uttered by a commentator during the Bangladesh/Pakistan match yesterday. Few can fault this thinking, or disagree with the view. Batting him at number three, as many pundits suggested before the match against England on Saturday, proved to be the right decision. A highlight of the match for […]

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A Lone Shark

The title of an article on Supersport reads: “Looks like Sharks will stand alone”, and possibly reflects the views of most South African fans at this stage of the Super 15 Competition. The Bulls have taken massive strides in regaining their mojo by selecting Jaques-Louis Potgieter, who was able to take command in the way […]

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Proteas boast ICC selection

The announcement of the ICC test and ODI teams for the past year* rewarded the consistent performance of the Proteas with 4 places in the test side which underlines their status as the current number one side in this format. The difference in the Test side and the ODI side is that we only boast […]

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Proteas Host India

The much anticipated series between the Proteas and India is upon us. Although South Africans may feel cheated with the reduced tour schedule (3 ODI’s & 2 Tests), we must make the best of what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was willing to give us. At the playing end of things, away […]

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Close but no Cigar

This may well be the theme for the Proteas, going forward, unless someone finds a way of teaching them that a series starts with the first game, not the second. My own views are rather cynical, so I asked my colleague, Bobby Londt, for his impressions: The game in Port Elizabeth seemed to be all […]

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A Fitting End

The demolition job on France on Saturday summed up where the Springboks currently are. Much has been said about the game itself, so I will focus on a few aspects not related directly to the game. The men in green and gold are a well-disciplined side, willing to walk the extra mile for the team. […]

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Scotland the Grave?

Nie oud of koud nie Dan Carter speel hierdie naweek in sy 100ste wedstryd vir die All Blacks. Daar was al spelers wat hierdie mylpaal bereik het, maar na my mening is hy en Richie McCaw die twee spelers wat wêreldwyd agting afdwing, en dit volkome gegun word, ongeag watter land jy ondersteun. Dis interessant […]

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