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Proteas on top down under

What an amazing game of test cricket Perth delivered! It once again proved why test cricket is the pinnacle! Turning points were Dale Steyn leaving the field injured, 100’s by Elgar and Duminy and Bavuma’s run-out, fifty and awesome runout! Next up is Hobart – this will prove a different test as the conditions will […]

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Rugby Championship Statistics

It has been a while since I last had goose bumps at the start of a rugby series. While the Rugby Championship is far from ideal, it is a great deal more exciting than the poorly designed Super series we just suffered through. Although last year’s competition was very much an abbreviated one, the challenge […]

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Boks provide rollercoaster ride

My Saturday was one filled with rugby – The All Black v Wales game was a fantastic affair and up to the 53rd minute a Wales win looked possible. But as only the All Blacks can, they turned the next 5 minutes into a nightmare for the Welsh with a couple of quick tries to […]

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Probable Springbok Team

My colleagues suggested a squad to take on the international side in a warm-up match prior to facing Wales in June. The huge number of injured players, including the likes of Bakkies Botha and Francois Louw, obviously impacted on the choices. These two, amongst others, may be back by June, but whether Meyer will select […]

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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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Fouries are jolly good fellows

The condition of the pitch is important in cricket, but it should not affect the quality of a rugby match. Sadly, Wales lost here, too. I felt particularly sorry for Frans Malherbe, and also Coenie Oosthuizen, who must have come close to setting a new record for receiving a yellow card in the least amount […]

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Tough Choice

Langenhoven het beweer dat dit makliker is om te leef na die inkomste waartoe jy gestyg het, as die een waartoe jy gedaal het. Dis omtrent hoe ek voel oor hierdie berig – dit sou soveel makliker gewees het om oor ‘n oorwinning oor die All Blacks te skryf, as oor die nederlaag. Die wedstryd […]

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Go Big, Boys

Heyneke Meyer was happy to be able to name an unchanged squad, but realises that there is still a long way to go in terms of where we want to be. “You don’t want to get into the situation where it’s easy to pick the same side and everything goes well and you’ve won,” he […]

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Smash and Grab

This is not only a phrase used to describe a form of petty crime; it was also the name of a great South African racing horse. If one has to find an equivalent name for the Aussie performance on Saturday, I think “Loop en Val” would do nicely. But, before I get accused of being […]

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