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Will History Repeat Itself?

Ek lees vanoggend dat die All Blacks oor Ellispark voel soos die Bokke oor Eden Park. Keven Mealamu word aangehaal as sou hy sê dat dit enige All Black se grootste uitdaging is om daar teen die Bokke te speel. During the current series we saw a number of contests where history could be rewritten […]

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Shades of 1995

South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup final in 1995 is arguably the finest moment in our rugby history. I still believe the opening game at Newlands laid the platform for what was to come. The victory did wonders for Springbok confidence, which carried through when they triumphed against 14 All Blacks and a […]

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The Domino Effect

The temptation to join in the free-for-all in lambasting Romain Poite is huge, and it is difficult to find something new to say. The indignation we experienced after the event was not limited to South Africans: (Jonathan Davies) @JiffyRugby: What a disgraceful yellow card for Du Plessis. Great tackle. It will be touch rugby next. […]

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Go Big, Boys

Heyneke Meyer was happy to be able to name an unchanged squad, but realises that there is still a long way to go in terms of where we want to be. “You don’t want to get into the situation where it’s easy to pick the same side and everything goes well and you’ve won,” he […]

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Smash and Grab

This is not only a phrase used to describe a form of petty crime; it was also the name of a great South African racing horse. If one has to find an equivalent name for the Aussie performance on Saturday, I think “Loop en Val” would do nicely. But, before I get accused of being […]

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Currie Cup Against India?

The hotly contested tour itinerary of the Indian cricket tour later this year suggests that playing for a Currie Cup may be more apt than something milder than a Bombay special. The ructions and rumours concerning the Indian cricket tour to SA and the future of the Super 15 reminds me of the days when […]

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Bad Liver and a Broken Heart

On Sunday morning I could not make up my mind about which song best summed up my situation: Bad liver and a broken heart by Tom Waits, or Sunday morning coming down by Kris Kristofferson. Well, I got a bad liver and a broken heart/Yeah, I drunk me a river since you tore me apart/ […]

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Bok-Bok Staan Styf

Ek weet nie hoeveel van my Engelse maatjies hierdie speletjie as kind geken het nie, maar ek glo steeds dit is die hoofoorsaak van my rugprobleme. Dit is egter nou die Bokke se voorland in die Rugby Kampioenskapstoernooi. The team best able to adjust to the new scrum rules will have a major advantage over […]

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Chiefs take the honours in S15 Final

Super Final Contrary to popular (local?) belief, a rugby final does not have to be boring. What I found fascinating was not only the contest on the field, but also the game of chess being thought out by the coaching staff as fortunes swayed. At halftime, I was convinced that Heyneke Meyer had no option […]

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Wales to the Rescue?

Warren Gatland, the Welsh coach who is also in charge of the B & I Lions, put a cat amongst the pigeons when he announced that two thirds of his starting line-up would be Welshmen. He is possibly hoping for better cohesion, but whether, for example, Mike Phillips is a better scrumhalf than Ben Youngs, […]

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