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The Domino Effect

The temptation to join in the free-for-all in lambasting Romain Poite is huge, and it is difficult to find something new to say. The indignation we experienced after the event was not limited to South Africans: (Jonathan Davies) @JiffyRugby: What a disgraceful yellow card for Du Plessis. Great tackle. It will be touch rugby next. […]

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Heroes and Villains

It has become a bit of a habit to use a song title for this column. I was stuck this week until a very unlikely character came to my rescue, and reminded me of this old Beach Boys number. Bryce Lawrence does it again This morning’s paper quotes Todd Blackadder expressing his dismay at Bryce […]

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The Mother of all Collapses…

A brave decision by Proteas skipper, Smith, paid out more than they bargained for. The play on words “paid out” is deliberate as I think it was a gamble on a pitch which is known to be flat and always produces runs. It may have been calculated as the thought to rather bowl in an […]

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Regulation of the rucks stepped up this year

  News24 reports that André Watson confirmed that referees were told by Sanzar to be very strict when handling the breakdown area in the upcoming season. “The feedback from the coaches was that there needs to be better policing of offside play at the breakdowns. There were numerous scenarios where the defending team was offside […]

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Top ref admits he did bad job

Article published in the NS Herald on 21 /01/2012 By Dylan Cleaver When he shook hands with the players and made his way into the innards of the Wellington Stadium, Bryce Lawrence had no idea his world was about be tilted off its axis. The Wallabies had just won a nail-biter against South Africa to […]

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Levi stars for Cobras

Pitched online by Bobby The Cobras, as predicted, won the Final of the 1-Day Cup. What was refreshing from this win for the Cobras was that Richard Levi stood up in this all important game and played a controlled innings to lead his side to a well-deserved victory. Owais Shah supported him well and can […]

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To retire or to be left behind?

Pitched online – by Bobby One thing all great players of cricket, or any sport for that matter, have in common is the decision about when to call it quits. Carry on too long and you may be remembered for all the wrong reasons or call it too early and you might just miss out […]

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Could this be the end for Ponting?

Pitched online – by Bobby Last test for Ricky? Seeing Ricky Ponting and Brad Hadden in their last test is not an impossible thought as the Australian media has been crying out for their heads since the last test. Ponting has been under severe pressure since the Ashes loss in Australia which also saw him relinquish […]

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