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We have seen the Future

While all SA rugby fans are justifiably ecstatic about the senior team’s performance against Wales, the junior Boks made me immensely proud on Sunday. Winning against a determined Baby Blacks side was wonderful, given the steam roller approach by the home side. Our youngsters kept their cool, and stuck to their game plan. One almost […]

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Bestendigheid Meyer se Basis

Die afwesigheid van sleutelspelers in die Bok oefengroep moet nie gesien word as ‘n aanduiding dat Heyneke Meyer beoog om ‘n klomp nuwelinge in te sluit in die span wat teen die internasionale span gaan speel nie. Die Springbok afrigter was nog altyd baie konserwatief in sy spankeuses, en ons verwag nie dat hy nou […]

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Probable Springbok Team

My colleagues suggested a squad to take on the international side in a warm-up match prior to facing Wales in June. The huge number of injured players, including the likes of Bakkies Botha and Francois Louw, obviously impacted on the choices. These two, amongst others, may be back by June, but whether Meyer will select […]

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A Lone Shark

The title of an article on Supersport reads: “Looks like Sharks will stand alone”, and possibly reflects the views of most South African fans at this stage of the Super 15 Competition. The Bulls have taken massive strides in regaining their mojo by selecting Jaques-Louis Potgieter, who was able to take command in the way […]

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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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Fouries are jolly good fellows

The condition of the pitch is important in cricket, but it should not affect the quality of a rugby match. Sadly, Wales lost here, too. I felt particularly sorry for Frans Malherbe, and also Coenie Oosthuizen, who must have come close to setting a new record for receiving a yellow card in the least amount […]

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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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Shades of 1995

South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup final in 1995 is arguably the finest moment in our rugby history. I still believe the opening game at Newlands laid the platform for what was to come. The victory did wonders for Springbok confidence, which carried through when they triumphed against 14 All Blacks and a […]

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Smash and Grab

This is not only a phrase used to describe a form of petty crime; it was also the name of a great South African racing horse. If one has to find an equivalent name for the Aussie performance on Saturday, I think “Loop en Val” would do nicely. But, before I get accused of being […]

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