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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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A tale of two spinners

Much of the pre-test hype focussed on whether Michael Clarke’s view, that Australia has the best bowling attack in world cricket, is true. Despite all the hot air doing the rounds, there is little doubt that both batting line-ups have a healthy respect for the fast bowlers of the other side. This past weekend, Supersport […]

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WAM BAM RAM SLAM

RAM SLAM News The Warriors and the Lions drew in an epic match at Buffalo Park on Sunday. The defending Champions, the Lions, are yet to win their first match in this year’s Ram Slam challenge. Newly appointed captain, Thami Tsolekile is left with a difficult task to defend the Lions pride after Alviro Petersen […]

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Yes Nine a No-No

One of last season’s new rugby rules was recently scrapped, partly as a result of the potential danger to the offensive team’s number 2. Thanks to Alex Bax for his valued input on this: The rule says: “The scrum must stay stationary and parallel until the ball leaves the scrumhalf’s hands…” Despite this requirement, the call “Now […]

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Would the real KP please stand up!

From being the dominant force in recent battles, the England side capitulated like only they can. They now find themselves staring down a barrel, being 2 nil down in this prestigious and historical rivalry known as the Ashes. Their couch, Andy Flower, believes they can bounce back, but I think most of the cricketing world […]

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A Fitting End

The demolition job on France on Saturday summed up where the Springboks currently are. Much has been said about the game itself, so I will focus on a few aspects not related directly to the game. The men in green and gold are a well-disciplined side, willing to walk the extra mile for the team. […]

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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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Proteas can Nitpick

With the Super Eights looming, the Proteas are poised in an ideal position to stake their claim for the World T20 trophy. A clinical performance against a Zimbabwean side and a comprehensive beating of the tournament favourites, and hosts, Sri Lanka, did not ease expectations. If I was allowed to nit-pick, then the top order […]

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