Daniel Adongo

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce that after successful negotiations with the Sharks, utility forward Daniel Adongo will join the Vodacom Bulls with immediate effect and till October 2013. He was contracted at the Sharks till the end of 2011.

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The Springboks are at risk of a white wash (losing all 4 Tri-nation tests matches) for the first time in tri-nations history. Desperate times indeed and that might explain some of the selections for this match.

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The All Blacks have named their team to face the Springboks in a Tri-Nations test with Keven Mealamu being named as captain.

The All Blacks have rested 9 of their first choice players for this match including Dan Carter, captain Richie McCaw, number eight Kieran Read, lock Brad Thorn, prop Owen Franks, fullback Mils Muliaina and centre Conrad Smith.

Hooker Keven Mealamu has been named as All Blacks captain for the second time in a Test after he captained the All Blacks against Scotland in November 2008.

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Wallabies (14) 22 / All Blacks (6) 23 (Final Score)

The Wallabies hosted the All Blacks in Sydney, Australia at 12:00 SA Time in the last 2010 Tri-Nations match. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 on DSTV in SA.

The Wallabies led for most of the match and at one stage after halftime led by 19 / 6.

The All Blacks came from behind and ground out a penalty and 2 converted tries, thereafter closing out the win in the dying minutes.

All Blacks win 23 / 22 and are undefeated in the Tri-Nations. They are also now 10 in a row against Australia.

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The Wallabies have been warned that disrespecting the All Blacks’ haka could result in a fine from the International Rugby Board.

The ARU was recently forced to pay a £1000 ($1677) fine to Rugby World Cup Limited after the Wallaroos, Australia’s women’s rugby team, advanced on the Black Ferns mid-haka before their World Cup pool match in England last month.

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Springboks (13) 39 / Wallabies (31) 41 (Final Score)

The Springboks hosted the Wallabies at Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein at 17:00 SA Time in their last Tri-Nations and Mandela Cup encounter of 2010. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, M-Net, SuperSport HD in SA.

Australia first squandered a 25-point lead, to clinch the game on full time with a successful long distance penalty by Kurtley Beale. Final score Wallabies 41 / 39.

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The Wallaby coaching staff have replaced Saia Faingaa and Dean Mumm with the more experienced and hardened duo of Stephen Moore and Mark Chisholm.  With some lineout wobbles in Pretoria and some less than perfect scrum work, a change here can’t be a bad thing.

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A lot has been said about the way the Springboks seemed to have stagnated in their play. The most obvious direction to pass blame is towards PDV and his assistant coaches. They are the ones who must give direction to the team. They are also primarily responsible for selecting a group of players that can fit into a game plan that is required to win tests. Continue reading

Recordings of both After Match Press Conferences were made by me, both on Audio Format as well as seperately on Video Format.

The Audio Recordings:

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The Video Recordings: The Videos are long, so they’ll take long to buffer before playing, hope you have proper broadband

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