Sacking BOK Coach Coetzee would be like putting an elastoplast on an amputation.

It is as simple as this. If the South African Rugby Union was listed on the stock exchange, the Board of Directors would be fired. The investors would have looked at the plunging stock, the disappearing dividends, and heads would roll. There is no sentiment in business. Not when there is cold cash involved and... Continue Reading →

Egon Seconds take up the whistle at the Coca-Cola Academy Week

Former rugby players, Monty Dumond, Egon Seconds, Jacques Nieuwenhuis and Mpho Matsaung will take to the field as referees in the Coca-Cola Academy Week at the Isak Steyl Stadium in Vanderbiljpark from 6 to 9 July 2015 Egon Seconds represented Western Province and Griquas; Matsaung and Nieuwenhuis played for the Valke. Egon Seconds was a... Continue Reading →

One year today the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England . How are the coaches feeling ?

Exactly one year today the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England and wonders how well the coaches of the leading teams are sleeping as the countdown starts to the big September 18 kick-off in London. Some are sleeping better than others, make no mistake, and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is no doubt one... Continue Reading →

Bryan Habana to become Springbok Centurion No 4 against Australia on Sat

Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests when South Africa take on Australia in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Patersons Stadium in Perth (kickoff 12h05 SA time). The 31-year-old Habana, who made his debut for South Africa against England... Continue Reading →

The last time the Boks won a Test match in Brisbane, Morne du Plessis was making his debut at the age of 21

The last time the Springboks won a Test match in Brisbane, Morne du Plessis was making his debut at the age of 21, Hannes Marais of Eastern Province was the captain, legend Frik du Preez was 35 and playing his 36th test at lock and the halfback pairing was the Griquas pair of Joggie Viljoen... Continue Reading →

The South African Rugby Union went on confrontational attack

The South African Rugby Union went on confrontational attack this morning as the best form of defence of the alleged Springbok training camp in Rustenburg that is running concurrently with the Tri-Nations tour to Australia and New Zealand. In fact, CEO Jurie Roux angrily denied that there is a training camp at all, telling a... Continue Reading →

STEYN PLAYING FOR HIS RWC POSITION, NEVERMIND THE YOUNGSTERS

STEYN PLAYING FOR HIS RWC POSITION, NEVERMIND THE YOUNGSTERS The Springbok coaching staff have emphasised that the youngsters on Tri-Nations duty this week in Sydney and next week in Wellington have the opportunity to play themselves into Rugby World Cup contention, but the man with the most at stake is the current flyhalf incumbent, Morne... Continue Reading →

De Villiers was shielded from the Aussie press until yesterday’s team announcement

The last time Peter de Villiers was in Australia, elements of the local media lampooned him as a clown on a national television show in the build-up to the Tri-Nations Test in Brisbane (which the Boks lost badly). After the match, the campaign against him continued when former Wallaby hooker, Brendan Cannon asked him if... Continue Reading →

Cup of Dreams at Encounters film festival Sunday 19 June @6pm

Synopsis Pics Trailer Cup of Dreams Courtesy of the Director. Beginning with the haka and ending with a valedictory on the merits of tribe, Shaw’s very personal ode to rugby—and his beloved All Blacks—will resonate with every sports fan, regardless of code or allegiance. Shaw is a New Zealander, unashamedly an All Blacks fanatic and... Continue Reading →

Peter de Villiers is getting his knickers in a knot about his captain John Smit

Peter de Villiers is getting his knickers in a knot about his captain John Smit both prematurely and needlessly, for the answer to the conundrum he speaks of is laid before him every weekend in Super Rugby. Simply do what the Sharks are doing. That is the answer to the question he is so intent... Continue Reading →

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