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Harry Jones

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"Never confuse motion with action."

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Totally agree. Jantjies has him for brains. Cobus a bit one track mind…

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

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The problems with the Waratahs' spine

He’s an old school “run around the blind” 9! Jeez he has wheels. Great at his club. Was not great at test level except against lower teams.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

I like Ruhan bc he big

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

And as Bakkies noted in one of the all-time strangest sledges, Phillips had beautiful blue eyes.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Your spinal chat is spot on. I would add that 2 can be considered part of that.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Good times for SA 9s. Reinach is carving up the PL, Hougaard not shabby, and Faf is the hero of the rugby world. Herschel faces new competition from a very nippy Sharks 9, and life is good. A few years ago, it seemed like we had an old broken down FduP, a slowed down Pienaar, and nobody new.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

I think he only moved to Perth from SA when 17?

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Worst wet rugby match was one I played in Elgin, which is the apple capital of SA. They have a lot of apply chutney plants there, and as the game was not going well, and my face was in the mud a lot, the smell of the chutney in raw form started to transmogrify or transubstantiate into the smell of the horrible mud on the field. Waterboarding by apples.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Cheeky post!

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

He literally agreed to the precise mandate he claimed he could never follow. And pocketed a helluva lot of donations that were supposed to fund the good fight. No patience for this BS.

Israel Folau takes just five minutes to score on Super League debut

That’s brilliant! Well done, Hoggie.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Great shout on Boshier. On SA/Japan, I just want to add these 3 facts to the discussion: (1) Japan betrayed their struggling “partner” SA and voted for super rich France to host 2023 RWC; (2) 27,000 fans watched STO-BUL last week; and (3) Japan did not live up to their pledge to SANZAAR on funding etc. But I realise the bad guy good guy narrative is counter to these facts.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

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The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Our record versus England in the last 15 years (heavily played at Twickers at the end of a long Bok season) is grim reading for the London rugby bosses. France used to give us the most trouble in the amateur era, but don’t even beat the Boks often in Paris now. The Celtic nations will also instinctively know that SA would field a RWC-type 23 if they joined the 6/7/8 Nations (because all UK/Ire/SCO/French-based Saffas would be eligible), and that their record facing SA in SA or at RWC is dismal. So, the only reason would be: if adding a team is a CVC imperative, SA would bring far more money to the table than GA or SP.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Wrong section. This should be in the ‘poseurs’ part of the site. Athletes who profess principle; then drop it quickly for filthy lucre.

Israel Folau takes just five minutes to score on Super League debut

Precisely. The criticism is understandable, but jeez, what if we retained elite pros to take this to market? If we pro, go pro!

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

They look ok to me. Slick backs. Mongrelly forwards. Confident.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 3

I would not like my little Stormpies to face the super fast Sharks in a playoff match. Fassi, Mapimpi, Bosch, Nkosi, Am: that’s the future of SA rugby. Big and fast.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 3

The best thing is the youngsters are doing it WITHOUT many old hands (Malherbe, Kitshoff, PSDT, Willemse, Leyds are the leaders and none too old) and plenty returning later (Kolisi, Herschel, Coetzee, etc).

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

GP, what do you make of the Stormers this season? We knew they could defend, but we weren’t sure they could score 33 when they had to. Looks promising. STO v JAG is a good one … will be some niggle.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Yes, I like the brand they are playing, but they’ll need to go strong in R4 to get points.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 3

Also, whoever is running and driving marketing for SR is really lame. Here you have some of the sexiest cities in the world (Tokyo, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Sydney) with the highest g-force hits in rugby, the seeds of the top test teams, great weather, clips of tries galore, and entertaining cultural differences … and all they do is BORING old STUFF. Stats suck. Highlights stale. Press conferences amateur club vibe. Filming = terrible compared to 6N. Fans left out. Music shyte. Merchandise difficult to cross-buy. All of this would be fixed by a real outside marketing SWAT team.

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

Dunno how to assess Crusaders and Sharks; personnel shifts and all.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 3

Fascinating round. Chiefs still seem to be No 1, but the Stormers’ win on the High Veld with a baby at 9 and short on veteran reserves was no joke. Third is probably Jaguares, on a collision course for conference supremacy next round.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 3