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The difference is day and night!

Is there incentive from the Proteas point of view to lay it all out on the field in the 3rd test? –  A quick look at the motivational factor for Faf and his men… A series white wash – IN AUSTRALIA! Making History – IN AUSTRALIA! Apart for the obvious mentioned above, this will also […]

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Proteas in Aus

As you know, we won the toss and elected to bat and so far the Perth wicket is not disappointing. The bounce and seem movement have the batters in a bit of a fix. All said and done though, I think a fair reflection of our innings would be at the conclusion of the Aussie […]

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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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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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Who wants it most?

When Australia hosts the Springboks on Saturday, both sides will have something to prove after their previous performances. The Aussies may be smarting after the drubbing at the hands (and feet) of the All Blacks, but the performance by the men in black on that day was simply sublime. I cannot recall seeing a more […]

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Mooi Rugby is ook Wenrugby

Dit is baie bemoedigend om na vier weke van die kompetisie te sien dat die spanne wat bereid is om hardlooprugby te speel, bo-aan die punteleer is. Die Pumas se oorwinning oor die Sharks was dalk vir party mense die verrassing van die naweek, maar moenie verbaas wees as hulle nog meer opskuddings gaan veroorsaak […]

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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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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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