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Ackers, the Gambler

At this stage of the Super Rugby competition, the words of the Don Schlitz song, made famous by Kenny Rogers, come to mind: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run You never count your money When you’re sittin’ at […]

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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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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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Bruising Battles Ahead

T20 World Cup This competition sees the top twelve national cricket sides come together for two fast and furious weeks of T20 cricket action. 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. See you there! […]

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Chiefs take the honours in S15 Final

Super Final Contrary to popular (local?) belief, a rugby final does not have to be boring. What I found fascinating was not only the contest on the field, but also the game of chess being thought out by the coaching staff as fortunes swayed. At halftime, I was convinced that Heyneke Meyer had no option […]

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Halfway to Paradise

Carol King co-wrote a song with this title made famous by Billy Fury: I want to be your lover But your friend is all I’ve stayed I’m only halfway to paradise So near, yet so far away This must be what both the Cheetahs and the Bulls are singing after being “White” washed by Jake […]

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Worrying times

A much improved bowling and fielding performance by the Proteas in the 2nd one day international was not enough to secure victory. They fell 17 runs short in the rain affected, Duckworth-Lewis influenced result. Much has been written in Sri Lanka about the ineffectiveness of our spinners – even the Sri Lankan part timer, Dilshan, […]

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Wales to the Rescue?

Warren Gatland, the Welsh coach who is also in charge of the B & I Lions, put a cat amongst the pigeons when he announced that two thirds of his starting line-up would be Welshmen. He is possibly hoping for better cohesion, but whether, for example, Mike Phillips is a better scrumhalf than Ben Youngs, […]

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Are we “Trying” hard enough?

I blame the poor rugby, from all but one team, squarely on today being Monday the thirteenth, and I am doomed to try and find something positive to say after the way the Sharks, Stormers and, to a lesser degree, the Cheetahs, confused rugby with Harakiri. Perhaps, with all the players going off to play […]

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“F” is for FAIL

Dankie Vader vir die Vrystaat. Die naasgunstelingspan van byna elke rugby ondersteuner in die land, benewens die Cheetahs se eie ondersteuners, het die naweek op die regte noot afgeskop deur vas te byt en naelskraaps met een punt te wen. Hul tweede weg-oorwinning na mekaar kan net goed wees vir hul selfvertroue, en die feit […]

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