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Mooi Rugby is ook Wenrugby

Dit is baie bemoedigend om na vier weke van die kompetisie te sien dat die spanne wat bereid is om hardlooprugby te speel, bo-aan die punteleer is. Die Pumas se oorwinning oor die Sharks was dalk vir party mense die verrassing van die naweek, maar moenie verbaas wees as hulle nog meer opskuddings gaan veroorsaak […]

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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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Twee Suid-Afrikaners in Finaal

Dis werklik ‘n geval van gryp na strooihalms as mens opgewonde wil raak oor Jake White en Craig Joubert se deelname aan die Super 15 finaal in Hamilton, Nieu-Seeland. Daar was kommentators wat gevoel het dat Joubert die Brumbies met moord laat wegkom het teen die Bulls, en een berig het selfs genoem dat die […]

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Wimbledon Wipe-out

First Nadal went, then Sharapova, now Federer. The people running the show must be very grateful that their tickets for next week are already sold. The two gentlemen, Rafa in particular, are the biggest draw cards. With them out, it seems inevitable that Murray and Djokovic will play in the final, unless more surprises are […]

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Two to Go

For all practical purposes, we only have two horses left in the Super 15 race. The Sharks and the Stormers are paying the price for an indifferent start to the season, and few expected the Kings to do as well as they did. Their bye is a huge relief for the men from the Baai. […]

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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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Too little too late

This may very well be the lament of both the Stormers and the Sharks, after the weekend’s disappointing losses. Neither team should have lost their respective matches, yet suffered self-inflicted defeats. The Kings suffered the kind of defeat that was predicted before the start of the season. The only SA side able to hold its […]

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A Sweet and Sour Weekend

On Friday, the Stormers reverted to their tried and tested approach in grinding out a two point win against the Hurricanes. How ironic that their winning margin was thanks to the never-say-die spirit of Bryan Habana. When last did you see a conversion being charged down? It was heartening to see other stalwarts like Vermeulen […]

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Bulls & Cheetahs win away from home

The much anticipated clash between the Sharks and the Cheetahs produced the expected result, based on recent form. The score was exactly the same as in the earlier encounter in Bloemfontein. The significant change in the Cheetah’s approach of adopting, by adopting a more defensive “kick and charge” game plan, worked well for them. The […]

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Stormers must win & Cheetahs on the brink

Rebels v Kings: Saturday – AAMI Park, Melbourne 11:40 Friday morning sees the Kings play their last tour match as they meet the Rebels in Melbourne – both sides would have this fixture marked as a must win. Being at home, the Rebels might be dubbed as favourites, but after last week’s performance, and the Kings […]

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