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Springbok Rugby Indaba

All eyes and ears of rugby lovers were focused on Newlands this week as the cream of South African rugby converged to plot and plan the resurrection of the ailing patient. Perhaps I should rephrase that and rather call it the milk of SA rugby. The cream would have included the likes of Nick Mallett, […]

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Blood, Sweat and Tears

The final Super 15 matches have, to date, seen a number of unexpected results. Picking the winners in Superbru is almost as difficult as trying to predict the scores. One of the guys in our group follows a fixed approach of nominating the home team to win by five, unless it is very certain that […]

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The Riot Act

The ridiculous controversy around Victor Matfield’s scrum cap was taken to new heights when the Bulls donned their riot squad attire on Saturday against the Stormers. The sharp contrast between their military rugby jerseys and their amazing techni-coloured rugby boots must have looked like a very enticing prospect for the glam guru who also hails […]

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Two Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For the second weekend running, South African sides threw away their chances of winning towards the end of the game. The Bulls and the Cheetahs had the beating of the opposition, only to fade after being outplayed by tactically superior teams willing to play for 82 minutes, not 60. Highlanders 27 – Bulls 20 Ons […]

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A Miracle in the Making

On Monday night, there were two people I really felt sorry for after the dramatic win by Ikeys over Pukke in Potch. No, it was not the home side’s flyhalf who attempted a drop goal instead of just kicking the ball out, or the scrumhalf who could also have kicked. It was the Stormers coaches. […]

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Drie uit Drie?

Round 7 sees the Lions and Cheetahs taking a well-earned break to try and get their injured players back in shape. In the case of the Free Staters, they will also be tending to their badly bruised confidence. Reader Comment In response to Monday’s article, Wayne Fouche commented: Personally I fear for the sustainability of […]

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Two new Blue Jays on the Horizon

Bulls 23 – Sharks 19 Heyneke Meyer will no doubt be very happy about a new “problem” which emerged from Saturday’s big tussle. The two Blue Jays in the Bulls side, Jacques du Plessis and Jacques-Louis Potgieter will certainly ask questions of their counterparts in the Bok side. While the established loose forwards in the […]

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Super 15 Predictions a Tough Call

T20 World Cup To join us in the fun prediction pool, please go to the Moonstone pool Tref & Trap. The pool code cedeveil, and the tournament is called World T20. Cheetahs vs Blues The opening SA match of the weekend sees the Blues, freshly home from their African excursion, host a Cheetahs side desperate […]

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A Lone Shark

The title of an article on Supersport reads: “Looks like Sharks will stand alone”, and possibly reflects the views of most South African fans at this stage of the Super 15 Competition. The Bulls have taken massive strides in regaining their mojo by selecting Jaques-Louis Potgieter, who was able to take command in the way […]

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The Johnson Jinx

Mitchell Johnson appears to reserve his best for South Africans. His career best of 12 wickets for 127 runs in the first test at Centurion eclipsed his previous best figures of 11 for 159 in Sydney, also against South Africa. Ek was werklik teleurgesteld in ons kolwers se onvermoë om Johnson te hanteer. Na die […]

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