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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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Who wants it most?

When Australia hosts the Springboks on Saturday, both sides will have something to prove after their previous performances. The Aussies may be smarting after the drubbing at the hands (and feet) of the All Blacks, but the performance by the men in black on that day was simply sublime. I cannot recall seeing a more […]

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The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Pool

This Superbru pool is open to all our subscribers. Our sponsor, Getwine.co.za, will deliver a mixed hamper of six wines to the weekly winners, and the overall winner will receive a further six bottles of top quality wines at the end of the competition. The weekly hamper will consist of the following six wines: 2 […]

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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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Boks Wilt the Flower of Scotland

Perhaps it was more a case of deflowering Scotland, given the half century in points the Boks piled up on Saturday. Most of the reports after the match focused on the excellent team performance, and the likes of Pollard and De Jager shining on the international scene. Perhaps a lot more credit should go to […]

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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 Close Shave

By a Whisker The biggest plus to come out of Saturday’s nail-biter is that the Springboks came back twice in one match from a hopeless situation and eventually managed to win by one point. I tried imagining what the Welsh must have felt like after that final penalty try – it must have been awful. […]

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Oiling the Rusty Nails

South Africa, for once, outplayed the All Blacks by clicking into top gear in their opening match of the season, unlike the Kiwis who sputtered like an engine requiring a major service. The Kiwis may have been the victims of both early season rust and overconfidence, but have done themselves no favours by not denting […]

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Size does Matter

This is the only logical conclusion I could come to when I saw the Springbok team selected for the test against the International side on Saturday. One cannot fault the pack, including the reserves. All phases of forward play are covered by skilful players, there is vast experience, and they know each other very well. […]

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Bestendigheid Meyer se Basis

Die afwesigheid van sleutelspelers in die Bok oefengroep moet nie gesien word as ‘n aanduiding dat Heyneke Meyer beoog om ‘n klomp nuwelinge in te sluit in die span wat teen die internasionale span gaan speel nie. Die Springbok afrigter was nog altyd baie konserwatief in sy spankeuses, en ons verwag nie dat hy nou […]

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