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The Newlands Derby

The Rugby Championship log reminds me of horse racing. The winner appears to have an unassailable lead, while two of the also-rans will fight it out for the second spot. New Zealand is on 16 points, 6 clear of South Africa and Australia, and with two matches remaining, are unlikely to be overhauled, despite the […]

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Super Fifteen Super Games

An unbiased rugby lover can look forward to a couple of great contests this weekend. Top of the Pops The main match this weekend must be the tussle between the two sides heading the log. The Sharks, heading the table, face second placed Brumbies who are five points adrift, but with a game in hand. […]

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Old Dogs and New Tricks

Old Dogs and New Tricks – Our marketing colleague, Divan Kleynhans, mentions that it was a good weekend for the Old Boys Club to put their hands up. Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger and the youngest member of the group, Frans Steyn, taught many a youngster a lesson or two. Reds/Cheetahs Jonathan Kaplan tweeted that he thought […]

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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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Rise and Shine

One of the best things to happen in South African rugby last year, was the brand new crop of brilliant youngsters. Eben Etzebeth and Marcel Coetzee, for example, made their mark in no uncertain fashion, as many a bruised opponent will attest. Wie gaan dit vanjaar wees? Daar is die ouer strydrosse soos Schalk Burger […]

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Australia conquered… again!

Deservedly the Proteas reaffirmed their position as the best test side in the world with an outstanding display in the third and final test. We all were a bit disappointed after the first innings but I always remind myself to reserve judgement until both teams have batted – and so it proved to be. For […]

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Double Trouble

A reader recently sent me an e-mail that read: What distinguishes a good Scotch from an ordinary dram? One double makes you think you’re single. This quite accurately sums up what happened on Saturday when the Springboks thrashed Scotland in the first half, and then, in turn, got badly mauled in the second half. Breyton […]

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What the Dickens!?

My friend John Bustin in Durban wrote as follows: Hi Paul I thought my ‘morning after’ thoughts may, like Quasimodo, ring a bell with you. Dickens penned the novel “The Tale of Two Cities” and began with; It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Plumtree scripted a series named “The […]

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