Luke Watson said the key to Western Province’s 21-9 victory over the Sharks in Durban was his team’s ability to stamp its authority on the match in the second half.
The Springboks really silenced critics the world over but specially in New Zeeland and Australia after it was alleged the last few weeks that the Springboks play “boring rugby”. With a brilliant display of clinical, running rugby, the Bokke demolished the Ozzmob yesterday, winning 32 / 15, scoring 4 tries in the process and with a scoreline flattering the Wallabies somewhat.
The Lions produced a upbeat performance in the Jukskei derby to beat a unstructured Blue Bulls team 20-13 (halftime 10-0) in their Currie Cup Premier Division match played at Coke Park on Saturday. Continue reading
This is the Game Thread for the vital Currie Cup match between the Lions and the Blue Bulls, taking place at Coke Cola Park at 17:00
Top of the table clash. Continue reading
The Sharks and WP meet in Durban at 15:00 for a top-of-the-log clash and at 17:00 we have our main match when the Lions takes on the Bulls. Continue reading
Australia and South Africa meet in Perth today. Australia is trying to avoid their fourth defeat in a row while South Africa can almost make certain of a third Tri-nations title with a win. The Mandela Cup is also still up for grabs. Continue reading
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I found this post on news24. It was written by a blogger called “The GreenMan”. It’s worth a read. The rugby world has seen some disappointing and ugly incidents this year. Continue reading
Game thread for the first Currie Cup game of the weekend. Continue reading
The Golden Lions might have ended the first half of the Currie Cup with a loss to Western Province, but the selection of Earl Lewis – for this weekend’s clash against the Blue Bulls – is a victory in itself. Continue reading
It appears that Robbie Deans wants to call a meeting with the Referee for Saturday’s match, Bryce Lawrence, to nullify certain aspects of the Bokke game. They are very concerned about SA’s kick, charge and bash tactics and the fact that the Bokke are the No 1 ranked team in the world.
By Paul Dobson Fri, 28 Aug 2009 www.rugby365.com
The triumphant play the desperate when South Africa play Australia at Subiaco Oval in Perth. It’s hard to decide which of the two is in the better position – the confident (overconfident?) triumphant or the determined desperate.
n Springboklose Leeus-span is Donderdagoggend aangewys om die Blou Bulle Saterdag in die Cokeblik aan te durf nadat Earl Rose en Henno Mentz die trekpas gekry het. Continue reading
Perth – South Africa’s ugly but effective kick-chase game has drawn support from former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones, who believes it’s no different to Robbie Deans’ traditional playing style. Continue reading
Six members of the Western Force side from this year’s Investec Super 14 have today been named in the Qantas Wallabies squad to tackle South Africa in Saturday’s second Mandela Trophy Test of the year at Perth. Continue reading
The official Sharks web site have announced the Team to face WP this weekend.
Cape Town – Test referee Willie Roos has resigned from refereeing, prompting Andre Watson, referees’ manager of the South African Rugby Union, to call on rugby supporters to return to traditional rugby values of respect towards officials.
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 rugby365.com
Australian forward coach Jim Williams believes the way to dismantle the Springboks’ effective game plan is to attack them at source – the set pieces.
Greg Growden | August 27, 2009 rugbyheaven.com.au
By DUNCAN JOHNSTONE – Stuff.co.nz
The All Blacks have confirmed that midfielders Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith will miss the rest of the Tri-Nations campaign because of injuries, with McAlister requiring surgery.
World Cup-winning flyhalf Butch James has quietly slipped out of the South African spotlight, after two years of European and English domestic rugby. Continue reading
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was at his most entertaining best on Wednesday, as he told journalists that South Africa have become the new world leaders in setting trends and that the Wallabies are just copying the Boks’ style. Continue reading
Chris Jack is back in the Vodacom Western Province starting lineup after injury ruled out Adriaan Fondse.
The Bulls have named their team to face the Lions at the Coke Tin this coming weekend.
In a truly magnanimous gesture, John Allan, chief executive of the Legends (former Springbok and Scottland hooker), confirmed that the South African Rugby Legends Association are dissatisfied with the manner in which the IRB acted against the Boks and will therefore pay the fines imposed on the Springboks by the International Rugby Board.
Cape Town – Springbok fullback Conrad Jantjes has spoken of the emotional and psychological rollercoaster ride that he has had to endure in his four months after sustaining a horrific injury in the Stormers’ Super14 match against the Chiefs on May 2.
From the pen of Spiro Davos @ rugbyheaven.com
“WE’RE going to lose, we’re going to lose,” a journalist in the press box wailed as Daniel Carter lined up his final and decisive penalty kick at the end of a dramatic Test at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
25 August 2009 – www.supersport.com
Popular opinion may be that the injury-hit Wallabies don’t have much firepower to scare the Springboks in Saturday’s Tri-Nations test in Perth, but there were alarming signs that the South Africans may have allowed some complacency to creep into their camp when only their reserves arrived in Western Australia on Tuesday.