Louis de Villiers – Sport24
“Yes we were beaten with our own brand of rugby.” Continue reading
Greg Growden | September 6, 2009
Australia 21 South Africa 6
AT LAST the Wallabies got it together to win their first Tri Nations match of the year, and the Springboks will have to wait another week to find out if they can win the tournament. Continue reading
The difference between good and great has got very little to do with skill and talent at test level. Continue reading
The Western Province took on the Blue Bulls at Newlands in Cape Town at 17:05, local time today in the return match in the Currie Cup. Wp won the match by dominating the Blue Bulls in the scrums, specially at loose head, where Wicus Blaauw dominated the Buls tight head, Werer Kruger. Wp won 25 / 19.
We were certainly shown the importance of the number three jersey in a rugby international today!!
(Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein – 15.00, 13.00 GMT)
A bit of a see-saw ride for the two teams, after a horrible start for the Cheetahs they are suddenly one win away from the top four again.
Today we had the much awaited match between the Wallabies and the Springboks, taking place at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Wallabies won convincingly, 21 / 6
The Leopards met Griquas in Potchefstroom tonight, where Griquas won a tight encounter, 34 / 33. Continue reading
The Currie Cup Match between the Boland Cavaliers and the Sharks took place at Boland Park, Wellington, SA at 15:30 local time, with the Sharks winning with ease, 48 / 3.
The Board of European Rugby Cup has ratified the introduction of 23-man match day squads for the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup tournaments for 2009/10 season onwards. Now I know the original change did cross this blog when it happened but it is good to see two of the major competitions taking it on board.
Dit het alles begin op 14 Mei 2005 met daardie verskriklike nederlaag van 14-75 en sedertdien sukkel Kaapse rugbyspanne om hond haaraf te maak wanneer hulle met ligblou-truie gekonfronteer word.
When GBS asked me to do something for Rugby-Talk I was wondering what would interest the mug-punt readers on here? Continue reading
In a late development Western Province have called back Springbok flanker Hilton Lobberts from the Boland Kavaliers for their Absa Currie Cup rugby match against the Blue Bulls at Newlands on Saturday. Continue reading
02 September 2009
It is good to hear Springbok captain John Smit saying his team is not thinking about the two points they need to clinch the Tri-Nations title on Saturday in Brisbane, but are rather aiming for five.
Johann Thormahlen – Volksblad
’n Rits beserings het daartoe gelei dat die Vodacom Vrystaat-Cheetahs op Ashley Johnson se nommer moes druk om die gedugte lostrio van die Leeus te probeer tem.
Vodacom Westelike Provinsie se afrigter Allister Coetzee het slegs een verandering aan sy span gemaak vir eerskomende naweek se kragmeting teen die Vodacom Blou Bulle.
As we all know, rugby team allegiances in South Africa are fiercely held and defended: how many Blue Bulls fans, if given the opportunity to earn a lifetime supply of beer simply by wearing a WP jersey to Loftus, would actually do it? We all know there would not be a single streeptrui in the blue mass on Saturday.
Die Blou Bulle se afrigter Frans Ludeke het vyf voorspelers op die bank vir Saterdag se Noord/Suid-derby teen die WP in die Kaap gekies. Continue reading
By Ashfak Mohamed
The ongoing transfer saga involving Springbok centre Jaque Fourie’s intention to move to Western Province is set to go to court this week. Continue reading
Sydney – Former Springboks flyhalf Andre Pretorius believes he will learn just as much from James O’Connor as the teen sensation will learn from him during the next Super 14 season.
The departure of Johann Muller to Australia to join the Springboks will mean another change of captaincy when the Sharks travel to Wellington for Friday’s ABSA Currie Cup clash with the Boland Cavaliers.
Johannesburg – The Lions have not written off Earl Rose, but everyone wants to see more of Earl Lewis.
Kimberley – Griquas have called in sports psychologist Johan Botha to help breathe life into their ailing Currie Cup campaign after slumping to three successive defeats.
Johannesburg – Saturday’s Test between the Springboks and the Wallabies in Brisbane will be a major landmark in a top-class career for Jaque Fourie. But it has also been a career with more than a fair share of misfortune in it for the 26-year-old.
Die polisie vang Gatiep een aand met 4 krewe.
Springbok captain John Smit seems happy with only one injury-enforced change to his charges to take on Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
Yesterday David Pocock received his call-up to start for the first time for the Wallabies, against the Springboks in Brisbane, he also met one of his boyhood heroes.
After initially indicating that the Springboks would not call on replacements from SA, following the injury of Andries Bekker and J P Pietersen, Bokke management has decided to call on Johan Muller to strenghten the Bokke squad for their remaining two matches on the Tri-Nations Tour.
The Bokke only make ONE change to the run-on Team, whereas the Wallabies make FIVE changes to their run-on Team.
As resident scrum guru, Tight Head brings you some insight on The Dark Art of the FRONT ROW.
Some positive feedback was received from our ‘friend’ Spiro Zavos this week after (yet again) the Australians have been found wanting when they should have done it. Even the All Blacks have been shouting for them, alas to no avail.
Vodacom Western Province will have to tackle the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup match at Newlands on Saturday without fiery hooker Tiaan Liebenberg.
The Springboks pulled out their best game, as the rugby’s number one team should, to defeat a fumbling, gutsy and out-classed Wallabies team at Perth 32 -25. Forget the score, this was a thrashing. It was only close in the way someone is close to a cliff as he hurtles to his doom after jumping off. Continue reading
The Barbarian Rugby Club have named some of the World’s best players, to take on the All Blacks on 5 December 2009. South African stars, Victor Matfield and Bryan Habana joins Matt Giteau, Stirling Mortlock and Juan Martin Hernandez as part of the squad to take on the All Blacks on 5 December 2009 at Twickenham.