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Michael_Cheika

Alles is nie verlore nie

Alister Coetzee se besluit om nie te torring aan sy span van verlede week nie, behalwe waar beserings dit noodsaak, sal waarskynlik kritiek uitlok. In die kort tydjie wat hy in die stoel is, moes hy seker al die waarheid besef het van die gesegde wat lui: Jy kan nie almal tevrede stel nie; jy […]

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Steve-Hansen

All Blacks skep hul eie voorsprong

Baie mense in Suid-Afrika raak warm onder die kraag as van hul landsgenote die All Blacks ondersteun wanneer hulle teen die Springbokke speel. Dieselfde geld vir my as ek sien hoe kollegas wat hul lewe lank in die Kaap bly en werk, die Bulle ondersteun. Ek moet byvoeg, darem redelik sterk onder die radar. Dalk […]

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Bok Rugby Beter

Die meeste van ons sukkel nog om die impak van Saterdag se oorwinning oor die All Blacks reg te verwerk. Van die meer sober gedagtes wat sedertdien aan die lig gekom het, is dat ons weer nie in die tweede helfte kon voortbou op ‘n stewige fondament nie. Die All Blacks het 12 punte aangeteken, […]

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The Newlands Derby

The Rugby Championship log reminds me of horse racing. The winner appears to have an unassailable lead, while two of the also-rans will fight it out for the second spot. New Zealand is on 16 points, 6 clear of South Africa and Australia, and with two matches remaining, are unlikely to be overhauled, despite the […]

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Kyk Vorentoe, Springbokke

Kommentators na aan die Bokke beweer dat hulle die teleurstelling van verlede Saterdag verwerk het, en nou op die groot stryd teen die aartsvyand fokus. Ek dink nie dit sal ‘n slegte ding wees om bietjie motivering te put uit die wyse waarop hulle behandel is nie, solank hulle net nie simpatie verwag van die […]

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The “Bettle” of the Breakdown

This call by Breytie before the match turned out to be accurate, but the match was won out wide by a rampant All Black side against a shell-shocked Australia. The pace was frenetic despite the best efforts of the referee at the start of the game. In fairness, he probably wanted to stamp his authority […]

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Weather with You

One can hardly be blamed for looking at the weather forecast, rather than the team selections, for the second round of the Rugby Championship. This line from a Crowded House song keeps ringing in my ears this week. Everywhere you go/always take the weather with you. All Blacks/Australia While we tend to view these matches […]

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Weird Kick-off to Championship Series

The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Challenge Thanks to the unexpected draw in Sydney on Saturday, there were only two winners. André Marais and Deon du Toit will be given the choice of sharing the spoils or tossing a coin to determine an outright winner. Their reward of six bottles of wine will be delivered by our […]

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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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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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