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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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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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The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Pool

This Superbru pool is open to all our subscribers. Our sponsor,, will deliver a mixed hamper of six wines to the weekly winners, and the overall winner will receive a further six bottles of top quality wines at the end of the competition. The weekly hamper will consist of the following six wines: 2 […]

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World Cup Mania

When last, if ever, did you experience such a reaction to a sporting event as Brazil’s loss to Germany on Tuesday night? Apart from the record number of tweets, the jokes poured in, mostly at the expense of the poor hosts. One picture I read said: “At least we do not have to go home.” […]

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Hot and Cold

Knit one, pearl one appeared to be the recipe for the weekend’s rugby – there was one good half and one not so good half. This goes for both the Boks and the All Blacks, but the latter chose the right half to improve, thereby imposing a Herculean obstacle in the way of the Springboks […]

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Shades of 1995

South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup final in 1995 is arguably the finest moment in our rugby history. I still believe the opening game at Newlands laid the platform for what was to come. The victory did wonders for Springbok confidence, which carried through when they triumphed against 14 All Blacks and a […]

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Ringing in the Changes

I experienced a rare “I told you so” moment when I read yesterday that coach Meyer agreed with my views on patience – both from the players and supporters. But too much of a good thing is not good, goes the saying. (Or wonderful, as Mae West and Nerine, my partner in crime at Moonstone, […]

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