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Live in Johannesburg about 20min from Ellis Park. Work in Pretoria about 10min walk from Loftus Versveld but support The Sharks in Durban. Also a passionate Proteas cricket supporter.

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How after the first comment he made 1 year or so ago could he have not been aware of the fallout this time.?

Pro athletes and employer rights: The Folau saga from another angle

Cmon westown. We have high crime, a shockingly poor currency and export most of our great sportsmen and women to foreign shores. Cut us some slack. If we have to tweak a few results so be it… But more seriously, stats can also be played. It’s very difficult to defend against our big fellas particularly in the thin highveld air and teams often have to transgress to defend and get pinged. We can also conversely argue that Australasian teams play the rules to the limit and SA refs are less forgiving. Think about it.

Are Super Rugby refs biased?

What??? No Malcolm Marx? He was massive in destroying the Stormers scrum which coincidentally is almost a full house Bok front row.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Given the crap that Folau brought onto this team I am not surprised they are struggling. It was not just a side show. My guess is that it had a massive impact on the group dynamic. The Waratahs team sheet suggests they should have been in a much better position than atm.

No rest for the wicked: Waratahs to go ‘all in’ with season on the line

Yes they are.

Are New Zealand are a genuine World Cup contender?

Lol U. The term South African Sports management can at best be described as an oxymoron. They have be it in cricket, rugby or soccer less collective intelligence than a herd of rhinoceros. I seriously can say in my own circles of buddies that nobody found targeting the okes personal life in particular his family acceptable. Truth is we really aren’t that different to Australians.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

It hurts me to say it. Never expected to but as a Saffer, gotta say well played Bangladesh. Brought us down a peg or 2.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

Yup. Well done to Bangladesh. They approached the game not hoping to win but confident of winning it. SA always just looked hopeful.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

JVGO, a tiny portion of the crowd wore the SBW masks. For the rest most probably didn’t even realize the context and for those who did myself included, we did not find it particularly amusing. Yes we have our yobo supporters, what, Australia doesn’t? During the Afghanistan VS Aus game there were a few poms, probably 3 or 4 who did the sandpaper pantomime, but according to one Australian who was at the game posting here on the Roar, only 1 person evicted from the stadium by the police and he was an Aussie. Get some perspective. Must we now say all Aussies cannot behave themselves. Must we judge your entire nation by this fellows behavior. Obviously not. I respectably request that you do not do the same to us.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

What a silly comment. 1999 South Africa drew the game against Australia. Did not lose… Drew it. Aus eventual winners. Only got thru on net run rate. This is not a choking SA team, it is a poor one. Be careful of labeling tags. Before you know it the tag of cheaters are going to be attached to your team.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

SA came into the tournament over hyped. Closer analysis shows this is the weakest team we have ever sent to a WC. No batting depth and carrying too many fielding passengers, specifically Amla and Tahir. Amla out of form with the bat for a long time now. Van Der Dussen only a few caps, Markram unable to transfer his Test exploits onto the ODI arena and probably lucky to be selected. Phelukwayo unimpressive in his Intl ODI career to date. Pretorious doesn’t belong at this level. The only saving grace was the pace attack… But Nortje injured in the nets, Steyn, Rabada and Ngidi all carrying injuries into the tournament. Not one at full fitness. Given all this was the Bangladesh win really such a surprise.

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

Agreed but unfortunately when they are good at it nobody notices. It’s when they mess up everyone pays attention.

Are Super Rugby refs biased?

Who wants to be a rugby ref these days? Not me!

Are Super Rugby refs biased?

Spot on. Coaches want their players to push the envelopes. Just mustn’t cry after the match if the penalty count is lopsided against them.

Are Super Rugby refs biased?

Just shows what good shape Australian cricket were in. The rebel team that toured South Africa were quite a strong side with a number of excellent cricketers in it. To be able to still lift a WC trophy despite losing so much quality was amazing.

My favourite World Cup cliffhangers: Part 2

It is worth considering that a major reason for South Africas poor performances at World Cups is more due to a complete lack of quality spinners throughout than inability to handle pressure. This time round not just 1 but 2 attacking leg spinners. lets see.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: South Africa

I am a big ABDV fan but some things don’t lie. He has played in three ODI World Cups for SA each one where they were either favourite or joint favourite. No cigar. South Africa’s last Test series win in Australia , a rare feat indeed was done without ABDV in the side.Think people are underestimating SA batting this time around . Markram , De Kock , Amla , Du Plessis , Miller , Duminy are each individually quite capable of taking the game away from the opposition.

Can Steyn carry the weight of injuries to lead South Africa to glory?

The tag chokers actually came from Gary Kirsten who post match said it in the change room. “We choked guys ,” was his words. There is an element of truth to it . But also SA have not had the rub of the green either . Yes many good SA sides have come and gone at World Cups but always with one glaring problem right through. No decent legspinner. We also have not worn the favourite tag very well at all. This time SA not even in the top 3 with the bookmakers and not just 1 but 2 quality legspinners. Pace attack not bad either . I think that”s going to suit us.

Eighth time’s the charm?

The chokers tag deserves closer scrutiny. Twice they lost to probably the greatest ODI team in Aussie if not world cricket history. No disgrace. Twice on the wrong side of Duckworth Lewis and once it just rained them out of the semis . But yes one or 2 chokes thrown in.

Eighth time’s the charm?

Ha ha dungerBob , dont feel bad. Believe me when I say the Aussies annoy SA supporters too. Particularly when Shane Warne was still playing. really got under our skin.

Eighth time’s the charm?

Sure Folau is a decent man. A decent man who makes less than decent public comment.

Israel Folau has been unfairly hounded out of Australian rugby

I agree with the sentiment of the article , however I must say that it has all been said before at some stage on this site since the whole sorry saga surfaced. The responses by those who feel Folau has a right to his predjudices under cover of his religion also has a familiarity about it as are the responses of those who feel he doesnt. Alan Jones publically supports him , Clyde Rathbone doesnt. What is a simple case of contractual breach has evolved into a divisive situation both in The Rugby World and between society and indeed societies especially those in the Pacific rim. I hope Folau did not set out to do this deliberately. His actions however strongly suggest some premeditation on his part.

No one person is bigger than the game

David it’s been my theory for some time now that spin is going to be crucial, but they have to be wicket takers as in Tahir and Zampa not merely to hold up an end. Actually South Africa has Shamstri too who is an out and out attacking spinner.

Spin to win at the World Cup

The Lions performances have not surprised me. Losing Coach Ackerman, his son Ruan and Faf De klerk to NH rugby was huge. This compounded by injury to inspirational captain Whiteley and a new head coach in Swys De Bruyn who has found that the pressure levels between being assistant coach and chief cook are very different. They were always going to struggle. Faf De Klerk particularly important as their entire game plan revolved around him.

Super Rugby Round 13: Lucky for some?

Point taken and it makes sense, however far too many out their lack common sense.

James Faulkner's gaffe demonstrated a lack of awareness