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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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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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Sharks under Pressure & Luke Watson returns

Sharks v Cheetahs at Kings Park, Durban, Saturday 17:05 Will the Cheetahs let another opportunity slip? This is the big question for this fixture. The Sharks are seriously under strain as the underperformance of Springboks Ryan Kankowski and Frans Steyn is contributing to the pressure on the team. Coach Plumtree has confirmed that Kankowski will […]

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The Road to Hell…

Heyneke Meyer kept his word by sticking to last week’s team as much as possible. The inclusion of two Bulls will no doubt lead to a moan or two down south, but both Werner Kruger and Bjorn Basson thoroughly deserve their places in the team on their performance in the Super series. The loss of […]

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Blood on the tracks

My favourite author, Ian Rankin (of Inspector John Rebus fame), named many of his books after song titles of the Rolling Stones. I copy him this week by using the title of one of Bob Dylan’s greatest albums. It has been a while since I last saw so much blood on a rugby field. The […]

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Who should "Front" the onslaught?

The tight five chosen to represent South Africa against England in next month’s three-test series will play a major role in the outcome of the series. Starving the English of possession will nullify their supposed advantage in terms of speed at the back. I read last week that you first select your tighthead, and then […]

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