Hamilton – Springbok centre Jean de Villiers believes Bok coach Peter de Villiers deserves to be given all the credit for Springboks Tri-Nations triumph after they beat the All Blacks 32-29 at the Waikato stadium in Hamilton on Saturday. Continue reading
The Sharks beat the Blue Bulls 29 / 23 this evening in their second round Currie Cup match, played in Pretoria.
The Cheetahs scraped a home win with time up when Marius Jonker awarded a Penalty Try to them. Final score 33 / 31
The Springboks completed a 2009 Tri-Nations WHITE-WASH over the All Blacks and claimed the Tri-Nations title for 2009 by beating their rivals 32 / 29 in a thrilling match which went right to the wire.
Lions get an ugly 5 Log points.
A 50+ score looked up for grabs when the Lions scored their bonus point try in the 31st minute. This however was not the case as their wheels came off after that. The Leopards started playing with more composure and made life difficult for the Lions at scrum time. Continue reading
The Boland Cavalliers took on the Griquas this afternoon at 15:00 at Boland Park, Wellington. The Griquas scored 5 tries, earning their bonus point for tries and continue to march towards a possible semi-final. They won 31 / 23.
Week 10 of the 2009 Currie Cup is on the doorstep, with 2 matches today (Friday) and 2 matches tomorrow (Saturday). The 2 easy matches to predict is scheduled for today, the 2 difficult matches for tomorrow.
My recent opinions on loose-forward play has prompted me to dig a little deeper in sharing with you where South Africa and the Springboks need to improve their play at rucks to lead the way in world rugby. Continue reading
Sharks Coach John Plumtree has confirmed the good news that Pat Cilliers has come through a final fitness test on the right side of the knee injury he sustained against Boland last week, naming the tighthead prop in the starting lineup. Continue reading
My opinions on the game of rugby have not won me many fans, and this one certainly won’t given the current trends in Springbok rugby. Continue reading
This Saturday’s clash between The Sharks and Blue Bulls is all about pressure – dealing with it and exerting it – according to Sharks assistant coach Grant Bashford. Continue reading
WP coach Allister Coetzee has announced his team to face the Cheetahs in an Currie Cup match at Vodacom Park this Saturday.
Earl Rose will once again be in the starting line up as fullback for the Lions in their match against the Leopards at Coke Park on Friday. Continue reading
The All Black coaches say that they will not be taking their players out of Super Rugby in 2011 as they did in 2007 when they implemented their reconditioning programme. Continue reading
September 9, 2009 – 2:52PM
The South African rugby team’s snub of Hamilton drew a haughty reaction from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and other officials as they set about selling this country as an attractive destination in 2011. Continue reading
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named an unchanged side, from the one who lost to WP, to face the Table-topping Sharks on the weekend in their Currie Cup clash at Loftus.
One of the reasons (read excuses) we are hearing from more and more international coaches is about fatigue, either through long seasons, crazy travel requirements or even ‘hotel fatigue’. Continue reading
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has made just one change to his starting XV to play the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday, promoting Frans Steyn from the bench to fullback at the expense of Ruan Pienaar. Continue reading
Interesting statistics about Bokke players…. not your normal stats.
The Springbok coach has caused a mini-stir in New Zeeland by explaining the Bokke’s late arrival in New Zeeland in his own special way.
Springbok lock, Bakkies Botha, says he doesn’t feel any pain but he likes to see it in his opponent’s eyes.
Media Release: The Vodacom Blue Bulls tighthead prop Frik Kirsten is going to be on the sideline as a result of a neck injury for six to eight months.
Our friend, SuperBul sent this to me…. see just how the permutations pan out.
The draw for the Super 14 for 2010 has been made. Continue reading
The All Blacks have named their side to face the Springboks in Hamilton, NZ on Saturday in their second last Tri-Nations match (last match in the TN for the Bokke) of 2009.
It is with great pleasure that I misuse my posting right here to wish our friend GBS a very blessed day and I am sure we all wish him a very successful year ahead. Gooi maar n ou sletsappie as die boeing oor is!
Cape Town – Former Springbok wing Chester Williams on Monday started the Herculean task of bringing stability to Boland’s Currie Cup campaign. Continue reading
Schalk Burger got dragged into the “Bloodgate” scandal at Harlequins club this weekend. Harlequins Director of Rugby was slapped with a three-year ban for his involvement in the faking of blood. Continue reading
Mumblings and rumblings after vital losses this weekend is making me grumpy this morning !
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.