Articles Tagged “Rugby”

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    Top 5 Results of the weekend 18 June 2014

    1. Spain vs Netherlands – FIFA World Cup Did anybody see this coming?! Netherlands completely trashing the defending champions 5 – 1! What a beginning to the World Cup. This blows the competition wide open as we have another team to keep an eye on. Von Persie and Robben completely let Piquet and Ramos look like schoolboys […]

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    All Blacks to make Fairy tale finish

    I don’t think its a question anymore, if the All Blacks will be winning the Web Ellis trophy on Sunday but by how far. Many will point at the unpredictability of the French and their history against the All Blacks in World Cup knockout games but I think even a 150% performance by this French […]

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    Bryce Lawrence is getting mauled

    I am as upset about a terrible ref as anyone else, and it’s got to be said that Bryce Lawrence got the whole country united. United in hating him. Let’s not dwell too much on what he did wrong (long list…) or right (very short list). The most enjoyable part is the love being shown […]

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    Well that didn’t go according to plan

    Last week we got really excited with the start of the quarter final stage at this year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. South Africa was up against Australia and sadly we saw a result that broke the hearts of about 50 million South Africans. (This month’s census could verify that number.) The Springboks dominated […]

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    Let the Real Games Begin!

    So the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup are officially over and the real competition can start now. The minnow sides had their time to shine but sadly it was all for nothing with the top eight sides on the World rankings managing to either fly or scrape their way to the business end […]

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    Russia vs USA teams

    Russia v USA, Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth – 09:30 Russia: 15 Igor Klyuchnikov, 14 Vladimir Ostroushko, 13 Konstantin Rachkov, 12 Alexey Makovetskiy, 11 Vasily Artemyev, 10 Yury Kushnarev, 9 Alexander Shakirov, 8 Vyacheslav Grachev, 7 Artem Fatakhov, 6 Andrey Garbuzov, 5 Denis Antonov, 4 Alexander Voytov, 3 Ivan Prishchepenko, 2 Vladislav Korshunov (captain), 1 Sergey […]

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    Move Over Francois Steyn – 13 year old puts it over from 65 metres

    We know this is a Primary School field so its probably closer to 55 metres. But heck this is impressive. Getting the 3 pointer from halfway between his own 10 metre line and 22.  Remember he is only 13 and he is doing it barefoot, at sea level! Look out for the name Bernard Swart on […]

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    Preview: Tri-Nations 2011 decider, Australia vs New Zealand

    Here in South Africa we seem to have already forgotten about the Tri-Nations and are solidly focussing on the World Cup. We can probably be forgiven because the smouldering hope we had of winning the tournament was doused with the loss to the Ausies in Durban two weeks ago. The Springboks’ win against the All […]

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    My Springbok RWC 2011 squad prediction

    On Friday I predicted that up to 18 Springboks that went to France for the 2007 RWC will make the nod again. On the eve of coach Peter de Villiers’ squad announcement here is my prediction of the squad we’ll see fighting to retain the Web Ellis Trophy for the first time in history. I […]

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    Robbie Deans is showing lots of guts

    Here in South Africa we generally have a problem with making the hard decisions. We see it in politics, at work and definitely in sport. If a sport star does something spectacular or wins big they generally become untouchable and never get dropped. It’s something we see in all our major codes and I don’t […]