Tag Archives | Francois Hougaard

The Newlands Derby

The Rugby Championship log reminds me of horse racing. The winner appears to have an unassailable lead, while two of the also-rans will fight it out for the second spot. New Zealand is on 16 points, 6 clear of South Africa and Australia, and with two matches remaining, are unlikely to be overhauled, despite the […]

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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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Rugby Colours & Onto the real deal

I could not help thinking of Donavan’s memorable song “Colours” when contemplating this column. While the Bulls hogged the lime(?)light for obvious reasons, a few other factors related to hues also raised some eyebrows, and some cards. Was Hougaard’s red card justified? With my limited knowledge, perhaps the new white card would have been more […]

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