Tag Archives | “The Rugby Championship”


That’s right – Dale and Vern are back!

Steyn was the leading wicket-taker in the two-match Test series against New Zealand with 10 scalps at 10.20 and claimed his 26th five-for in Centurion to end questions over whether he could regain the fitness and form of the past. In fact, Steyn and Philander looked their past best with Vernon doing his bit to […]

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Alles is nie verlore nie

Alister Coetzee se besluit om nie te torring aan sy span van verlede week nie, behalwe waar beserings dit noodsaak, sal waarskynlik kritiek uitlok. In die kort tydjie wat hy in die stoel is, moes hy seker al die waarheid besef het van die gesegde wat lui: Jy kan nie almal tevrede stel nie; jy […]

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Rugby Championship Statistics

It has been a while since I last had goose bumps at the start of a rugby series. While the Rugby Championship is far from ideal, it is a great deal more exciting than the poorly designed Super series we just suffered through. Although last year’s competition was very much an abbreviated one, the challenge […]

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Kyk Vorentoe, Springbokke

Kommentators na aan die Bokke beweer dat hulle die teleurstelling van verlede Saterdag verwerk het, en nou op die groot stryd teen die aartsvyand fokus. Ek dink nie dit sal ‘n slegte ding wees om bietjie motivering te put uit die wyse waarop hulle behandel is nie, solank hulle net nie simpatie verwag van die […]

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Weird Kick-off to Championship Series

The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Challenge Thanks to the unexpected draw in Sydney on Saturday, there were only two winners. André Marais and Deon du Toit will be given the choice of sharing the spoils or tossing a coin to determine an outright winner. Their reward of six bottles of wine will be delivered by our […]

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Will History Repeat Itself?

Ek lees vanoggend dat die All Blacks oor Ellispark voel soos die Bokke oor Eden Park. Keven Mealamu word aangehaal as sou hy sê dat dit enige All Black se grootste uitdaging is om daar teen die Bokke te speel. During the current series we saw a number of contests where history could be rewritten […]

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Hot and Cold

Knit one, pearl one appeared to be the recipe for the weekend’s rugby – there was one good half and one not so good half. This goes for both the Boks and the All Blacks, but the latter chose the right half to improve, thereby imposing a Herculean obstacle in the way of the Springboks […]

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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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