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Corne Van Vuuren

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The chicken part didn’t make it 😔

Argentina, everybody’s new favorite team

Yep, those blokes at SARU are just a bunch of spiteful suits, will do anything to screw people over. They deserved to be kicked out.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Chickens for the South Africans 😂 😂 😂

Argentina, everybody’s new favorite team

I am ending the conversation here, you throw around general accusations and opinions but can back nothing up with a reasonable argument, and somehow believe your opinion is validated just because you say so.
Have a wonderful day.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

And again, New Zealand were the first team to do it. Jake White then followed suit.

Whilst those teams weren’t their best teams, they were at least match ready.

What we are talking about here is a completely different scenario.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

You haven’t answered my question yet, pray tell, how do we prepare for test match readiness?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Talking to a wall mate, and worst is they cannot back up their arguments, its like a political campaign here, when you are asked a direct question, deflect, deflect, deflect.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

You aren’t being very specific here, just throwing around accusations and vague non factual ideas.
Do you think for one minute Rassie did not want the Springboks to play?
Do you think for one minute the Springboks didn’t want to play?
You are 100% correct in them wanting to protect the Springbok brand, my question to you is, why do you have an issue with that?
As for preparation, you suggest they didn’t prepare and yet you don’t provide the solution, so you are throwing about a strawman argument.
New Zealand started their Super Rugby campaign on June 13th, they started preseason training during May.
Australia started their Super Rugby campaign on 3 July.
South Africa started training in September, their Super Rugby Unlocked started two weeks ago.
To have travelled to Australia, they should have left this past weekend.
Which would have meant the Stormers Springboks would have had no matches, the rest of the Springboks one match.
The Japanese Springboks no training, nor any matches.
The European players there are a number of obstacles which complicates travel, quarantine, availability, injuries etc.
So pray tell in you infinite wisdom, how would they have prepared sufficiently to provide a competitive match ready team?
Or would you as so many others on this site not give two hoots about whether they will be competitive or not, as long as they rock up to feed the coffers?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

OK, so in the confines of lockdowns etc.

How do you believe they should have prepared?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Your accusation that SARU are turncoats is an opinion. Disagreeing with an opinion is not denial.

Denial is to deny a fact, not an opinion.

It is like denying you lost a race, when in fact you have lost the race.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Refusal to prepare?

Please explain.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

You are running around in circles, if you want me to deny something, tell me what it is, otherwise move along.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

So you can’t answer me?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

What am I in denial about?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Agree Brett, and yet it seems to have been completely ignored in this debate/witch hunt by many.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

I doubt 500 hours will help you. You’re stuck at anger. Acceptance is a long way off.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

That’s not a defence, check the question mark at the end of the sentence, its a clue.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

So if SARU agreed full commitment to the RC, why was there a d date for confirmation, and why then was it extended beyond the 10th of October?

Surely if the deal was done and dusted there would be no further confirmation dates?

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Geoff
Reparations will consist of two parts.

Firstly, RG Snyman will be flown to Auckland, be strapped to a chair, pinned other than his left shoulder exposed and a team of local rugby league gorillas, hand-picked by Brodie Retallick, will take turns to try to separate his shoulder and arm from the rest of his body.

Secondly, Bryce Lawrence will be encouraged out of retirement to referee all three South Africa versus Lions Test matches next year.

Ah Geoff, at least a sense of humor in these unhappy times.

Maybe the Rugby AU and New Zealand Rugby Union owe SARU for that horrible 2011 quarter-final?
Harry, you are opening a can of worms mate.

The quick questions: Blame games and compensation claims

Not indefinitely, no.

Q. What happens if a country does not play for a number of years?

Their rating may be deemed to be ‘dormant’, in which case they will be removed from current ranking lists. However, when they are active again they will pick up their rating from where they left off.

Don’t fret, eventually we will be kicked off the system 😛

Green shoots from the Wallabies' Eden Park loss

Can’t remember the controversy (must be an age thing) just remember losing a test scoring three tries to nil.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Moaman, the breakdown has been an issue for as long as I can remember, spoke to a South African referee in the nineties and his explanation then was exactly the same as your now 30 years later.

He said as a referee you decide what you will focus on for the match depending on the teams involved (certain teams have specific tactics they employ)

Very difficult to referee every aspect of the ruck.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

According to some they and the SA supporters should be embarrassed because they stayed home 😱

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

I defended the Boks being underdone, the boks not being able to compete, that is it. I never defended the 500 minutes, I said that is what the sport scientist and Rassie came up with.

And no, why would I feel like a mug?

I believe the right call were made by staying home.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Have some koolaid, it might help.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park