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World Rugby exploring brand new 'league of nations' tournament

To be honest I don’t know who our best backline is.

Even the back line that played against New Zealand feels like a flyby the seat of your pants combination.

Faf blows hot and cold, Willie blows hot and cold, Pollard blows hot and cold, Jantjies is one dimensional, predictable, de Allende has no vision, no pass, no defensive organisation, Kriel doesn’t convince, NB thinks Am is learning fast, but he has doubts about Dyanti’s defence.

I think we got very lucky against AB’s, so many of those defensive chances our back line took could have gone wrong.

So it is down to which backline players do you believe in?

I have no clue.

The Battle of the Blondes: Faf versus Ned and other hairy questions

Yes, it is poor

The Battle of the Blondes: Faf versus Ned and other hairy questions

Yeah this is the game that will either build on what SA achieved in New Zealand or just another inconsistent performance telling us there is little to get excited about.

Someone somewhere , I think it was Sport24 suggested Australia is our bogey team, we need to turn this bogey into a birdie, if not an eagle.

Let’s hope it isn’t a double bogey, cause then I will soil myself.

The Battle of the Blondes: Faf versus Ned and other hairy questions

Agreed

World Rugby exploring brand new 'league of nations' tournament

Its like a condensed RWC, should be held once every four years in the middle of the RWC cycle

World Rugby exploring brand new 'league of nations' tournament

We South African,

Wallabies announce 30-man squad for South Africa and Argentina Tests

I hope we beat them , will be a real step back if we don’t

Wallabies announce 30-man squad for South Africa and Argentina Tests

Ivan, can you shed some light on that?

Where does the funds come from, how much, why has the sports minister never threatened to take that money back?

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Excellent Harry

BBBBB in Wellington: Bok Belief Battered But Beautiful

I am sure you guys had a great time RT, would have loved to be there

BBBBB in Wellington: Bok Belief Battered But Beautiful

And yet I don’t support any province.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Me too Harry, when I saw PSDT cry I couldn’t help but feel emotional.

BBBBB in Wellington: Bok Belief Battered But Beautiful

Nice writeup Harry, you certainly paint a vivid picture.

BBBBB in Wellington: Bok Belief Battered But Beautiful

Harry, realistically how?

Why would private investors be i terested to purchase shares in a financially failing endeavour?

South Africa's rugby future: now or never

Yes Suzie, I was thinking the same thing regarding Psdt. Very much like Danie Rossouw, an unsung hero in the 2011 RWC

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Not sure whether you can recall, Jean de Villiers had a great season in 2013, then got a serious injury, he was not even fully match fit before the world cup started, and should never have been selected

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Nicholas, Vicki Matfield, John Smith, Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez, all past their best.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Jacko, who is writing the All Blacks off?

Would love to read that.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Now I am hungry.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Nicholas Heyneke Meyer had a positive impact in 2012 and 2013, then the wheels came off. He was compartementalising too much, lost the want or ability to adjust or change, hung onto geriatrix favouring them over younger, better players, and then did the unthinkable, lose to Japan.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Fresney I think ownership of a South African rugby Franchise is a little more complicated than that.

Our Franchises are for the most part bankrupt, the broadcasting revenue is not suffucient and the expenses of Super Rugby too high.

How private ownership becomes a reality under those issues I don’t know.

SH rugby stuggles financially, don’t see how private ownership will change that unless you gat a host of billionaires prepared to sacrafice their pots of gold for the love of rugby.

The SARU in my view needs a rethink, revamp and centralised contracting of the top 90-120 players need to be realised.

SARU is not the custodian of all rugby in SA, if you expect them to grow grass roots rugby and introduce it to every school in SA you are dreaming.

Grass roots rugby needs to be a collaberation between government, SARU and private sector.

That in itself is a pipe dream at this stage as nobody has stood up and built that collaberation.

You have many issues here at play, but first rugby development in SA needs to be broken down and then you need to clarify who takes responsibility for what.

Example.

School rugby – SARU YOUTH development committe, Sport council, education department and private sector.

Varsity rugby – SARU amateur development committee, tersiary education partners, private sector

Club rugby – SARU amateur development committee, local townships, private sector ( our clubs are dwindling faster than you can imagine, SARU is not funding these clubs sufficiently if at all)

Professional rugby – SARU, but this is where things aren’t managed well. This needs a revamp as I questioned in my article a week ago.

South Africa's rugby future: now or never

To be fair omelettes can be nice.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Cliff I would take that with a pinch of salt mate. From what I have seen and heard the you ger generation politicians are the ones fighting for change and an end to corruption.

Though I don’t follow politics I have knowledgeable sources.

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well

Agree RT, and refreshingly honest

Why the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is alive and well