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Bok Rugby Beter

Die meeste van ons sukkel nog om die impak van Saterdag se oorwinning oor die All Blacks reg te verwerk. Van die meer sober gedagtes wat sedertdien aan die lig gekom het, is dat ons weer nie in die tweede helfte kon voortbou op ‘n stewige fondament nie. Die All Blacks het 12 punte aangeteken, […]

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Oh to be at Newlands when the cricket is on

Who can ever forget this immortal uttering by the late Charles Fortune? Ryan Harris, Australian fast bowler, is something of an amateur author. His column in the Sydney Morning Herald contains some pointers to what is happening in the Aussie camp after being swamped in Port Elizabeth: We knew the South Africans were going to […]

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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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Super Surprises

As most SuperBru* players will testify, it was a weekend few could have predicted.  The Super Surprises of the weekend in terms of results were the Chiefs losing at home to the Reds and the Crusaders losing to the Force. In both instances, I needed to check again to make certain I read that right.  […]

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Storming into the Tournament

There is just enough time left before the start of the Super 15 to look at the draw for each of of the South African teams, and the potential impact of this on their chances of winning the tournament. The DHL Stormers’ 2013 Super Rugby fixtures: All kick-off times local (SA time); home games in […]

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Who said Test cricket is dead?

Wow, what a final day that was! The result is in the bag and the Proteas have laid claim to that elusive Number 1 ranking they have been working towards for so long. Vernon Philander was sublime and deserved his man of the match award. The epic finale could not have been better scripted and […]

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Ands, Ifs and butts kicked

We certainly had some lively discussion on Monday’s blog. In particular, Morné Steyn’s performance came under the spotlight. There were some great chirps: Tony: Although I really like Jean De Villiers, he needs his butt kicked for foregoing goal-kicks AGAIN. Brian: If Jean needs his butt kicked then the job of kicking it obviously cannot […]

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From Four-wheel drive to Normal?

No, we are not shifting focus to motor rallying this week. Having ground down the England side in four-wheel drive, we now move into normal drive to pick up some speed as we approach the last test before the “Rugby Championship”. More about this later. Heyneke Meyer stayed true to his undertaking by only replacing […]

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Concerns Vanish after ten minutes!

A very shrewd reader from chameleon country (where blue changes to pink overnight) recently expressed his appreciation for the unbiased writing in this column. He was of course brainwashing me, perhaps before the final Super 15 game on Saturday night. I must admit that I was prepared for pink jerseys, maar die pienk broeke? Aikona, […]

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