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Scotland the Grave?

Nie oud of koud nie Dan Carter speel hierdie naweek in sy 100ste wedstryd vir die All Blacks. Daar was al spelers wat hierdie mylpaal bereik het, maar na my mening is hy en Richie McCaw die twee spelers wat wêreldwyd agting afdwing, en dit volkome gegun word, ongeag watter land jy ondersteun. Dis interessant […]

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A bitter Pill

The only consolation for me after two defeats, since Tuesday, is that the junior Boks at least put up a semblance of a fight, and hung in there right up to the end. Oh, and the fact that they lost against Wales, and not the arch enemy. Die Proteas se afskeidsgeskenk aan Gary Kirsten was […]

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Hier kom die Bokke

On the whole, most SA rugby fans will be pleased with the performance of the Springboks on Saturday. There are a few concerns, notably at the kick-offs, where they did not field the ball in the air a few times, and the penalties conceded in the scrum. The lapse in concentration at the beginning of […]

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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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The weekend that was

Ek raak nou al uitgehonger vir die Super 15, en na die naweek se teleurstellende uitslae in die krieket en sokker, begin ek maar solank oplees oor wat vir ons op die rugby toneel voorlê. David Melvill stuur vir my Vrydag hierdie spotprent. Dit bewys net weer hoe maklik mens jou naam krater kan maak […]

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Bobby’s Boys

In my opinion, this is South Africa’s best 5-day test XI since readmission. Please note that I did not consider persons with less than 40 test matches. The balance of the side is: 5 specialist batters, 1 all-rounder, keeper, 4 bowlers (3 pace & 1 spinner). Smith is the obvious choice as captain – loved […]

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Never Fear when Amla is Near

It is good to know that something good can also come from a school like Durban High School. I am talking of course of Hashim Amla, and cannot wait for the response from the DHS old boys, especially the one or two hooligans I know.Enjoy the read, and share you thoughts with us. Kind regards […]

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Proteas Dethrone English

I became quite loud on Monday as the match between the Proteas and England progressed. After the elation of watching Amla yet again re-writing the record books, I posted on Facebook that Hashim is actually an excellent example of how one should remain humble despite great achievements. Although we posted a challenging score, I was […]

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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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Potty mouth Kiwi’s 1 – Proteas 1 & Super Rugby is back!

It was an obvious tactic by the Black Caps to verbally pressure the young Proteas side into submission, especially with the experienced campaigners like Kallis and Smith not playing. One wondered if they would be able to withstand the verbal onslaught of which the Kiwi’s are masters – yes, they are even better sledgers than […]

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