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All Blacks skep hul eie voorsprong

Baie mense in Suid-Afrika raak warm onder die kraag as van hul landsgenote die All Blacks ondersteun wanneer hulle teen die Springbokke speel. Dieselfde geld vir my as ek sien hoe kollegas wat hul lewe lank in die Kaap bly en werk, die Bulle ondersteun. Ek moet byvoeg, darem redelik sterk onder die radar. Dalk […]

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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 End of an Era

Bobby Londt To describe King Kallis’s career in a blog would not be possible, nor would it do justice to a career that ranks up there with the best. For this reason, this writing only serves as a reminder of the greatest cricketer South Africa has ever produced. If one takes into account the names […]

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Springbok Squad for Rugby Championship

The announcement of the squad was delayed to this coming Saturday as a result of the Sharks making the semi-finals. One suspects that the ultimate list of 30 players will be a mixed grill of experience and promising youngsters, like the team who played against Scotland a few weeks ago. While a key player like […]

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Will History Repeat Itself?

I want to take you back to 17 May this year. The Sharks recorded one of their finest victories ever on this day when they broke the SA drought against the Crusaders in Christchurch. What made it even more remarkable was the fact that they played with 14 men from the 17th minute on, and […]

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Sink or Swim

Handré Pollard’s inclusion as the Springbok pivot is undoubtedly the main talking point around the braai fire. Braam van Straaten reckons he has the potential to be the best ever fly half in a Springbok jersey. While I share his optimism, there are too many variables in rugby to make such a bold statement just […]

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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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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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Bleak Day at Black Rock

Aussies and Proteas Annihilated The Aussies got truly trashed by the English in the second test. Unfortunately the same fate awaits them in the remaining tests. Ignore the media hype regarding the series and all the issues around it; even on paper, the English side is far superior. The difference between the two sides is […]

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