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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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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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Sport Snippets

As we wait for the big guns of rugby and cricket to get back in the arena, we look at some other news from around the globe. Bafana Hanging On South Africans always have such high hopes when it comes to their sports teams. Drawing with Mali was a disappointment for me, despite the fact […]

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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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Go Big, Boys

Heyneke Meyer was happy to be able to name an unchanged squad, but realises that there is still a long way to go in terms of where we want to be. “You don’t want to get into the situation where it’s easy to pick the same side and everything goes well and you’ve won,” he […]

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Ringing in the Changes

I experienced a rare “I told you so” moment when I read yesterday that coach Meyer agreed with my views on patience – both from the players and supporters. But too much of a good thing is not good, goes the saying. (Or wonderful, as Mae West and Nerine, my partner in crime at Moonstone, […]

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Currie Cup Final 2012

Like last week’s Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies, there can only be one winner, and again, the odds are on the side in black. Add to this their home ground advantage, their record at Kings Park, plus the experience of  playing in finals, and the Sharks appear to be unconquerable.  […]

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Can the Wallabies do it?

Not one article on this subject gives the Aussies any chance of stopping the victorious All Blacks, on their relentless march to a new record winning streak. It is fearsome, that one side can dominate a game to this extent. At the risk of sounding dramatic, it almost reminds me of the history of Germany […]

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Proteas: Déjà Vu?

Another ICC tournament and the Proteas are yet again on the brink of the ejection edifice. (The word PME comes to mind – editor) Australia thumped the Proteas yesterday. Perhaps a little payback after we demolished their rugby counterparts on Saturday? Shane Watson, for Australia, was just unbelievable – he dominates the runs, wickets and […]

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Manhandled in Mendoza

NZ 22 – Australia 0 It took the All Blacks more than 25 minutes to score their first points. Full marks to the Wallabies for keeping the game tight, minimizing opportunities for the All Blacks to capitalize on backline mistakes. After 53 minutes into the game, and with the All Blacks 22 points ahead, the […]

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