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Ackers, the Gambler

At this stage of the Super Rugby competition, the words of the Don Schlitz song, made famous by Kenny Rogers, come to mind: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run You never count your money When you’re sittin’ at […]

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Super Rugby Playoffs

The quarter finals are here at long last. I thought you may find it interesting to hear the views from rugby writers in New Zealand, as all three our matches are against Kiwi sides. Hurricanes/Sharks I suppose a coach has to sound positive when the dice are loaded against his side, so I’ll forgive Gold […]

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Blood, Sweat and Tears

The final Super 15 matches have, to date, seen a number of unexpected results. Picking the winners in Superbru is almost as difficult as trying to predict the scores. One of the guys in our group follows a fixed approach of nominating the home team to win by five, unless it is very certain that […]

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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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A Miracle in the Making

On Monday night, there were two people I really felt sorry for after the dramatic win by Ikeys over Pukke in Potch. No, it was not the home side’s flyhalf who attempted a drop goal instead of just kicking the ball out, or the scrumhalf who could also have kicked. It was the Stormers coaches. […]

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A Scintillating Weekend Awaits

The T20 Semi-final – Proteas vs India It’s a difficult one to call, and as objective as I would like to be, I must admit I wouldn’t bet any money on SA. Not because I think we can’t win it – more out of “we’ve been here before” and “I’ll believe it when I see […]

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Drie uit Drie?

Round 7 sees the Lions and Cheetahs taking a well-earned break to try and get their injured players back in shape. In the case of the Free Staters, they will also be tending to their badly bruised confidence. Reader Comment In response to Monday’s article, Wayne Fouche commented: Personally I fear for the sustainability of […]

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Two new Blue Jays on the Horizon

Bulls 23 – Sharks 19 Heyneke Meyer will no doubt be very happy about a new “problem” which emerged from Saturday’s big tussle. The two Blue Jays in the Bulls side, Jacques du Plessis and Jacques-Louis Potgieter will certainly ask questions of their counterparts in the Bok side. While the established loose forwards in the […]

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Super 15 Predictions a Tough Call

T20 World Cup To join us in the fun prediction pool, please go to the Moonstone pool Tref & Trap. The pool code cedeveil, and the tournament is called World T20. Cheetahs vs Blues The opening SA match of the weekend sees the Blues, freshly home from their African excursion, host a Cheetahs side desperate […]

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Cricket Gods Abandon Proteas

How dramatic was that last hour! With only four overs to go, two fatal stabs by a limping Harris delivered the coup de grãce. The Proteas, in the past, managed to survive and “hang-on” in so many tests that the cricket gods were bound to turn their backs on them at some stage. A pity […]

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