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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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O Captain my Captain

It appears a foregone conclusion in the media that Victor Matfield will lead the Springboks until the return of Jean de Villiers. I am in agreement with this, but to disqualify Bismarck du Plessis on the grounds of one or two minor incidents in Saturday’s game is really not smart thinking on the part of […]

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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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What the Stats Reveal

If the current Super 15 log reflected target shooting, the SA sides would be stone last as far as grouping is concerned. The Sharks and Lions still have to tour, and with a dismal record of no wins in 11 attempts from the rest, the task of getting log points looks daunting. Perhaps the torrid […]

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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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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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Die Naweek se Sport

Ses-Nasies Weens verpligtinge by die Stellenbosch Wynfees kon ek ongelukkig nie baie rugby kyk die naweek nie. Dit verklaar dalk ook waarom ek Sondag net die tweede helfte van die “hoofwedstryd” tussen Engeland en Frankryk gesien het. Maak geen fout nie – die Engelse is fisies vreesaanjaend. Toe hulle begin om met die bal in […]

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Springbok Contracts Confirmed

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed on Friday that a group of 17 players were contracted for the 2014 Springbok season. The seven newly-contracted players are Marcell Coetzee (loose forward), JJ Engelbrecht (centre/wing), Francois Hougaard (scrumhalf), Patrick Lambie (flyhalf/fullback), Willie le Roux (fullback/wing), Coenie Oosthuizen (prop) and Flip van der Merwe (lock). While the […]

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Sport Shorts

Bafana Bafana Rebounds Our national soccer side was possibly so confident before the match that they appeared more interested in the beautiful surroundings than their opponents. After allowing Mozambique to score a shocker of a goal against them, they woke up and, also thanks to a kick in the backside from the coach at half-time, […]

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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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