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Pluck the Golden Rooster

Stade de France, the national stadium of France, is situated just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. It has an all-seater capacity of 81,338, making it the sixth largest stadium in Europe, and is used by both the French national football and rugby teams for international competitions. Also Sprach Wikipedia. It is a worthy venue for a game which marks 100 […]

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Ye’ll take the High Road…

The man we most loved to hate, Sean Fitzpatrick, is actually a very likeable rogue. The interview with Ali Bacher was outstanding, and I would love to watch it again. On Saturday, Supersport broadcast Ali’s chat with Sachin Tendulkar – another excellent piece of viewing, and something to be recorded and kept. I could not […]

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Perfectly Planned and Executed

Western Province 19 – Sharks 33 An article in my local paper titled, “That is why WP lost” may well have read: “Why the Sharks won.” It lists the following 5 factors: Poor lineout play Poor fielding at the kickoffs Tactical kicking Discipline Charl McLeod I honestly cannot contest any of these, especially the last […]

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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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David does it Again

It was not difficult, finding a song for you to listen to as you read this article. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s It’s a long time coming (to the dawn) is certainly apt for the occasion. The quality of rugby displayed in Saturday’s Currie Cup final should give those of us who started despairing about […]

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Currie Cup Final 2012

Like last week’s Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies, there can only be one winner, and again, the odds are on the side in black. Add to this their home ground advantage, their record at Kings Park, plus the experience of  playing in finals, and the Sharks appear to be unconquerable.  […]

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Time and Tide

The song, Time and the river, is an old favourite, going back to the sixties, toe manne nog manne was, en die Bokke bo. The opening lines occurred to me when I was pondering the Springbok team selected for the crunch game against the All Blacks, early on Saturday morning. Time and the river/Will bring […]

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Back to the drawing board

Whereto now, Coach? In retrospect, our first half against the Wallabies was not as good as the score would indicate. We did not play that well – it was rather that the Aussies were woeful. When they picked up their game in the second half, our weaknesses were exposed, and we had no counter when […]

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Post Mortems and Previews

Felicitations It is early days yet, but our athletes at the Paralympics are really doing us proud. In fact, for me it is a humbling experience to watch these wonderful people achieving great things despite the odds against them, while we, who often have so much more, show little appreciation for our blessings. Expectations, Roles […]

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Manhandled in Mendoza

NZ 22 – Australia 0 It took the All Blacks more than 25 minutes to score their first points. Full marks to the Wallabies for keeping the game tight, minimizing opportunities for the All Blacks to capitalize on backline mistakes. After 53 minutes into the game, and with the All Blacks 22 points ahead, the […]

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