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Where to now, Proteas?

The ticking time bomb which threatened since the departure of stalwarts like Smith, Kallis and Boucher finally exploded. Losing our number one spot in the world rankings came as no surprise. My colleague, Bobby Londt, recently shared HD Ackerman’s comment that we were only in the top spot on paper for the past year. Our […]

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Testing Times

Michael Vaughn, the former English skipper, has some interesting views in the Telegraph on the important third test between England and the Proteas at the Wanderers. Anderson and Broad will be very intimidating on a pitch where this advantage in the past usually laid with the South African bowlers. In Steyn’s absence, we lack that […]

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The Proteas are back with a vengeance

The great fight back by the Proteas in the second test at Newlands gave supporters a lot of hope for the remaining matches. Time at the crease were sorely needed after the debacle in India, and all the top batsmen got their fair share, with the exception of Quinton de Kock, but he had enough […]

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Rugby won on the Day

The results of the two semi-final matches on Saturday were a triumph for running rugby. It is also fitting that the two sides who ended at the top of the log will meet in the final. Both winning sides not only played attractive rugby – they were superior in defence, too. The demolition job by […]

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Clansey's Clangers & Proteas win!

Clancey Clangers not the only reason – Paul Kruger  If the Springboks had the benefit of appealing against the result of Saturday’s match against Australia, their chances of success would be excellent if it was purely based on the poor decisions by the officials. Unfortunately, Heyneke’s game plan also failed the test, and this is […]

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Proteas Bloom

The single biggest reason why I enjoy a South African victory over an Australian side, more than one over the English, is that the Aussies are usually much more competitive. I was fortunate in that flu kept me in bed yesterday, which allowed me to follow most of the match live. Graeme Smith earned his […]

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Gold for the Super Sevens Side

Winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth games is fantastic. Beating New Zealand in the final is priceless. As Supersport puts it: Their 17-12 victory meant that the Kiwis lost their first ever match in the Commonwealth Games, after going through the previous four Games unbeaten and winning gold on each occasion. Will Proteas hold […]

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Will History Repeat Itself?

I want to take you back to 17 May this year. The Sharks recorded one of their finest victories ever on this day when they broke the SA drought against the Crusaders in Christchurch. What made it even more remarkable was the fact that they played with 14 men from the 17th minute on, and […]

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Proteas Break the Mould

On Thursday, I had to swallow my words when JP Duminy and the tail-enders batted South Africa to a match-winning first innings total. This was followed by the bowlers, spearheaded by Dale Steyn, proving that seamers can win matches on the sub-continent. While it is early days yet, it appears that our habit of getting […]

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