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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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Sharks take on Scots

Well, I thought to myself, if this Kiwi team wants to take its name from the Highlands of Scotland, they had better live up to the glorious past they choose to represent. The song, “Flower of Scotland”, relives the famous Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when an English army, led by Edward II, tried to […]

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The long and winding road

Jake White was upbeat about the fortunes of the Sharks over the next few weeks after his side thrashed a willing Stormers team on Saturday. With limited possession, they managed to score the points that were on offer, and resisted the temptation of trying to achieve the almost impossible margins required to end second on […]

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World Cup Mania

When last, if ever, did you experience such a reaction to a sporting event as Brazil’s loss to Germany on Tuesday night? Apart from the record number of tweets, the jokes poured in, mostly at the expense of the poor hosts. One picture I read said: “At least we do not have to go home.” […]

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Boks Wilt the Flower of Scotland

Perhaps it was more a case of deflowering Scotland, given the half century in points the Boks piled up on Saturday. Most of the reports after the match focused on the excellent team performance, and the likes of Pollard and De Jager shining on the international scene. Perhaps a lot more credit should go to […]

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Bleak Day at Black Rock

Aussies and Proteas Annihilated The Aussies got truly trashed by the English in the second test. Unfortunately the same fate awaits them in the remaining tests. Ignore the media hype regarding the series and all the issues around it; even on paper, the English side is far superior. The difference between the two sides is […]

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Proteas firmly in control and Indians disappoint!

Pitched online by Bobby East London proved a much sterner test for AB de Villiers and his men as they won the second ODI against Sri Lanka. On a slow wicket which required a lot of patience, the Sri Lankans gave a much better account of themselves but they will still be seriously concerned as […]

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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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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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