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Super Rugby Playoffs

The quarter finals are here at long last. I thought you may find it interesting to hear the views from rugby writers in New Zealand, as all three our matches are against Kiwi sides. Hurricanes/Sharks I suppose a coach has to sound positive when the dice are loaded against his side, so I’ll forgive Gold […]

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Blood, Sweat and Tears

The final Super 15 matches have, to date, seen a number of unexpected results. Picking the winners in Superbru is almost as difficult as trying to predict the scores. One of the guys in our group follows a fixed approach of nominating the home team to win by five, unless it is very certain that […]

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The Riot Act

The ridiculous controversy around Victor Matfield’s scrum cap was taken to new heights when the Bulls donned their riot squad attire on Saturday against the Stormers. The sharp contrast between their military rugby jerseys and their amazing techni-coloured rugby boots must have looked like a very enticing prospect for the glam guru who also hails […]

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Welcome Breather Ahead

Thank goodness this is the final Super Rugby round for a few weeks. I was about to declare myself injured after all these matches which started more than three months ago. The break will no doubt give most of the walking wounded time to get back on their feet, apart from those joining the national […]

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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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A Miracle in the Making

On Monday night, there were two people I really felt sorry for after the dramatic win by Ikeys over Pukke in Potch. No, it was not the home side’s flyhalf who attempted a drop goal instead of just kicking the ball out, or the scrumhalf who could also have kicked. It was the Stormers coaches. […]

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A Scintillating Weekend Awaits

The T20 Semi-final – Proteas vs India It’s a difficult one to call, and as objective as I would like to be, I must admit I wouldn’t bet any money on SA. Not because I think we can’t win it – more out of “we’ve been here before” and “I’ll believe it when I see […]

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AB is Redefining Batting

These are not my words – it was uttered by a commentator during the Bangladesh/Pakistan match yesterday. Few can fault this thinking, or disagree with the view. Batting him at number three, as many pundits suggested before the match against England on Saturday, proved to be the right decision. A highlight of the match for […]

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Drie uit Drie?

Round 7 sees the Lions and Cheetahs taking a well-earned break to try and get their injured players back in shape. In the case of the Free Staters, they will also be tending to their badly bruised confidence. Reader Comment In response to Monday’s article, Wayne Fouche commented: Personally I fear for the sustainability of […]

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Two new Blue Jays on the Horizon

Bulls 23 – Sharks 19 Heyneke Meyer will no doubt be very happy about a new “problem” which emerged from Saturday’s big tussle. The two Blue Jays in the Bulls side, Jacques du Plessis and Jacques-Louis Potgieter will certainly ask questions of their counterparts in the Bok side. While the established loose forwards in the […]

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