Ricky Januarie (The Mechanic) is one of the Springbok players who has been cleared to play in this weekend´s round of ABSA Currie Cup matches, but Western Province do not intend using him.
Kaapstad – Die Suid-Afrikaanse Rugbyunie (Saru) is vol moed dat hy vrygespreek sal word op die aanklagte teen hom wat spruit uit die Springbok-span se armband-protes verlede maand teen Bakkies Botha se skorsing.
SA Rugby het sy kommer uitgespreek oor díe afname wat ondervind word in die getal rugby gerigte skole, veral in die noordelike dele van die land. Continue reading
Week 6 Currie Cup predictions. Continue reading
Met die Boland-stadion wat die begraafplaas van die vorige afrigtingspan van die Westelike Provinsie was, is dit geen verrassing nie dat Saterdag se Curriebeker-rugbystryd teen die Kavaliers deur Allister Coetzee as ’n “sielkundige uitdaging” beskryf is. Continue reading
Let’s forget about Australia for a minute but let me focus on New Zealand and how South Africa are gearing up for them specifically during their away leg of Tri-Nations 2009. Continue reading
Stirling Mortlock, Australië se kaptein, moet vanweë ‘n kniebesering uit die res van die jaar se Dreinasieswedstryde uittree. Continue reading
Die agterlynafrigter van Nieu-Seeland, Wayne Smith, ontken dat die All Blacks bloot uit paniek hulle losskakel, Dan Carter, terug op die veld wil sit.
Twee van hul Super14-helde en moontlik nóg ’n Bok of twee moet die Blou Bulle Saterdag in Kimberley help om weer op die wenpad te kom in Absa se Curriebeker-rugbyreeks. Continue reading
After 28 penalties and three yellow cards – of which at least one should have been a red card – the penny has finally dropped for Wallaby coach Robbie Deans: his team lacks discipline.
Jan de Koning feels it is time to ‘cite’ the citing officials for their grossly inconsistent behaviour, following the ludicrous decision not to take any further action against Wallaby flyhalf Matt Giteau.
Dan Carter has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for the remainder of their Tri-Nations campaign. The first five-eighth has played a club game and two rounds of the Air NZ Cup since returning to rugby following his Achilles injury, and All Blacks coach Graham Henry said Carter was keen to rejoin the national side.
RB World Rankings (Top 10)
1. South Africa 91.19
2. New Zealand 89.42
3. Australia 85.85
4. Ireland 83.27
5. France 81.48
6. Argentina 81.29
7. England 81.23
8. Wales 80.74
9. Fiji 76.52
10. Scotland 75.23
Quiet day on the news front but I thought I will throw in a few snippets I picked up surfing… Continue reading
No punishment for Matt Giteau
South Africa will on Monday appear before a disciplinary committee of the International Rugby Board (IRB) because Springbok players wore white armbands Continue reading
The Xerox Lions beat the Boland Cavaliers in a potentially tricky Absa Currie Cup away fixture at Boland Stadium in Wellington on Friday night, winning the match 19-13. Continue reading
No funnies but just some general rambling, feel free to dig in, agree or disagree! Continue reading
The Springboks made it three from three in this year’s Tri-Nations tournament after beating the Wallabies 29-17 at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.
Several South Africans stood out on the day as the Boks claimed their third straight victory on home soil. Continue reading
Oregan Hoskins announced the Touring Squad of the Bokke who will go pummel the Ozzies and All Blacks on their home turf.
The South African juggernaut rolled on in the Tri-Nations championship on Saturday with a late Morne Steyn penalty sealing a 29-17 triumph over Australia at Newlands. Continue reading
OK, boys and girls, yesterday we set some records with 2 threads going for gold… but this one is going to go ballistic today !!
Greg Growden in Cape Town | August 8, 2009
This is the Wallabies’ seven-point plan for victory.
Well, here is the Thread for the BIG match tonight between the Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls, to be played in Bloemfontein tonight at 19:10.
KingPaul, WP korrespondent
Die Westelike Provinsie se Curriebeker-rugbyspan het ’n groot terugslag beleef voor sy wedstryd vandag hier teen Griekwas.
Die 0.21-Leeus se wedstryd teen Boland moes gekanselleer word nadat vier rugbyspelers met die dodelike H1N1-virus gediagnoseer is.
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 07:50
Springbok lock Victor Matfield believes the Australian line-out will pose a much bigger threat than the All Blacks’, when they face the Wallabies in a Tri-Nations clash at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
August 07 2009 at 07:10AM
They are the sorcerer and the enforcer of Springbok rugby, the yin and yang of a tight five that is the envy of world rugby, and on Saturday at Newlands in the Tri-Nations match against Australia, Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will rattle up the 50th celebration of their partnership in the green and gold.
Tense Wallabies reach boiling point as Robbie Deans arrives in town
By Iain Payten
Robbie Deans arrived in Cape Town on Thursday to find his Australia team armed with a promising pre-Test mindset – close to knocking each other’s blocks off. Continue reading
Cape Town – The introduction of Heinrich Brussouw to the Springbok mix has made Australia’s opponents in Saturday’s Tri-Nations encounter at Newlands far more dangerous opponents.
Teams for Bokke vs Ozzie on Saturday.
Cape Town – Wallabies forwards have laughed off the complaints of Springboks coach Peter de Villiers that they deliberately cheat by collapsing scrums in the hope of ‘‘milking’’ penalties.
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:11
There will be intriguing head-to-head showdowns all over the field when South Africa face Australia in a Tri-Nations crunch match in Cape Town on Saturday, but top of that list may well be the breakdown battle.
August 06 2009 at 07:25AM
By Ashfak Mohamed
Springbok legend and current kicking coach Percy Montgomery has hailed sweet-swinging Morne Steyn’s heroics against the All Blacks, while he says that Ruan Pienaar can improve his goal kicking by getting his “mindset” right.
Check die foto…lekker lag ek nou!
Article By: Jan de Koning Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:54 Jan de Koning goes back into the archives to find a team that compares with John Smit’s class of 2009. He has to go back a few decades to find it. Continue reading