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Rules is Rules

One unforeseen outcome of the extensive Super 15 series is the long list of fallen comrades. If one bears in mind that the competition has been running for nearly 5 months, with a three-test series between fixtures, it is no surprise that all the teams have been decimated by injuries, some more so than others. […]

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It’s all to play for!

The Black Caps looks set to play an additional batsman and forgo the four man seam attack for the last and final test. Perhaps a test too late, but they have identified the Protea bowling attack as the major threat to their batting, hence the balance of their team is expected to be adjusted by […]

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Rugby Colours & Onto the real deal

I could not help thinking of Donavan’s memorable song “Colours” when contemplating this column. While the Bulls hogged the lime(?)light for obvious reasons, a few other factors related to hues also raised some eyebrows, and some cards. Was Hougaard’s red card justified? With my limited knowledge, perhaps the new white card would have been more […]

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Cricket journalism or player bashing?

Pitched online by Bobby My frustrations with the press are growing deeper and deeper as these gramophones just keep whining the same old song! What I am referring to is the Smith & Boucher bashing that we have been reading about every day for the last month or two. A dropped catch for Boucher and […]

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Dropping catches, players…

Select the link to download the 2012 Rugby Calendar for Outlook: Piched online by Bobby I find myself slightly bored with the current series – perhaps it is because we could afford to rest our best players and so the “competition” seems a bit watered-down… On the positive side, we are seeing some guys putting […]

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Quo Vadis SA Rugby

Paul se perspektief Dan Retief concluded his blog overview of the previous rugby season with the following comment: What an indictment John Mitchell’s resurrection of the Lions is of his immediate predecessor at Coca-Cola Park and of other local coaches. To take the Lions from where they were, with an outfit of patched-up veterans, outcasts […]

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SA versus Sri Lanka: A series of value

Bobby’s Bouncers Originally we thought that the series against Sri Lanka might be a bit of a doddle and we questioned the value of such a series in terms of preparation for the upcoming season. Well I think it’s fair to say the series win was achieved as we assumed it would be, but the […]

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White wash for Proteas?

Pitched online – by Bobby Centurion plays host to the first of a three match test series between the Proteas and Sri Lanka tomorrow. Many predict a comfortable ride for the Proteas and to be fair I think it will be too. Without Murali and Malinga, both retired from test cricket, the Sri Lankan bowling […]

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To retire or to be left behind?

Pitched online – by Bobby One thing all great players of cricket, or any sport for that matter, have in common is the decision about when to call it quits. Carry on too long and you may be remembered for all the wrong reasons or call it too early and you might just miss out […]

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Cobras set for silverware?

Pitched online by Bobby The star-studded Cape Cobra side proved too strong for the Sunfoil Dolphins last night  at Newlands, securing a home final on 9 December. The playoffs have also now been determined with the Knights and Warriors to fight it out for their place in the final in a fixture on 4 December. […]

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