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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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Always amazed me. JW got given notice during WC 2007 midway through that his contract would not be renewed.. Got a similar send off from the Brumbies.. How he got the Bulls job in Pretoria where he is not the most popular person intrigues me.. No ways would Rassie Erasmus not have been involved.. Also billionaires Johan Rupert and Patrice Motsepe who bankroll the franchise must have had a say.

Jake White is set for a homecoming

Kwagga and Ruan not automatic picks.. Werner, Pretorious, Du Plessis, Dry, would have to be injured or off form for those 2 to make the 7s side.

Lions' tour of South Africa to clash with new Olympics date

Hi Geoff, missed this article other day.. But lockdown boredom and cabin fever nudging me back to The Roar… It’s hugely concerning why all Southern Hemisphere powerhouses in financial difficulty.. NZ going into business rescue, Aus as we know in the red.. South Africa with a collapsing currency simply unable to pay USD related salaries.. The debate over whether SA will gravitate Northwards and Aus, NZ looking East To Japan may be settled not by rugby men but by accountants.

The Wrap: Why rugby can’t rely on government intervention to save itself

Was wondering how they shaping. League gets zero exposure here in South Africa. Both super players but it’s the off field stuff that gets discussed.. Very little rugby conversation when these 2 names crop up.

So how are SBW and Izzy really faring in the Super League?

In the absence of live content SAs Supersport have dug deep into the archives and pulled some really fantastic sport doccies out the bag.. I would have gone crazy otherwise.

SANZAAR, copyright and myopia

Myopic seems apt.. SANZAAR seem to have left the marketing of its tournaments to individual teams and countries.. So much more can be done as a controlling body.. Pre Superugby season a double header tournament was held in Johannesburg between the 4 Superugbyteams.. Actually it was promoted by Marvel… The whole Super hero theme was brought to bear and was seriously successful.. Think about 70000 attended… Just a taste of what can be achieved with a little creative outsourcing.

SANZAAR, copyright and myopia

Yeah a lot of anxiety here. Such a massive incidence of immune deficient people either with HIV
or through Tuberculosis that the last thing we needed was the covid 19 threat. So many vulnerable people. Pretty scary stuff.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

I’ll 2nd that MZ.. We are going into full lock down in a few hours time here in SA. So plenty of free time. I can recommend Harrys article written a few years ago on Michael Cheika. Even more apt given subsequent events culminating in him being replaced.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Showing my bias here Brett but I’m going with Harry’s choice.. Not just a great try by Ruhan Nel but in the context of the match situation pretty sensational… Be safe all.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Jake’s appointment is as welcome as it is surprising.. It’s unforgivable that the team continues a downward siral when they have some of the finest and most productive rugby nurseries in the world.. Think Affies High School and Tukkies university… Their lock forward factory unsurpassed anywhere. Yet they cannot put together a decent tight five at the moment.. How much cooperation Jake is going to get from the likes of Pote Human and Co remains to be seen though.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Yup.

Marler cited for squirrel grip on Jones

In Brief I thought they are 2 good examples… Nr 1 …The World Cup.. A real chance for France to go deep. For some of its team the only in their careers… The moment that French player swung the elbow I thought.. Red for sure… So did the tmo so did the ref.. If you thought soft red fair enough I didn’t.. I am certain it cost France that game. Up until then they were taking control.. Nr 2..a rare opportunity for a French Grand slam… Plus the 6 nations in their sights… Goodbye grand slam and possibly the 6nations… Clear red… No arguments…in the context of the article I can’t think of better examples.

How to fix another red card ruining rugby

Not up to the ref to decide if it’s a solid punch or not. There has to be zero tolerance on any player striking another deliberately.

How to fix another red card ruining rugby

The French player sent off during the World Cup as well as last Saturday cost their team dearly. In the case of The World cup it potentially cost them the trophy and last week The Grand Slam and possibly The 6 Nations. Both cases the biggest sanction on the player was not the subsequent suspensions it was having to look their teammates in the eye post match in the change room. I’ll wager neither want to go through that again. By allowing a carded player to be substituted removes consequence of action and that consequence is what is most important. Be it in Rugby or life in general.

How to fix another red card ruining rugby

Sure thing.. On The Kolisi thing, sad part is he is only 1 missed tackle, a turnover conceded or heavens forbid a bad match away from being relabelled a Quota. As long as The Boks keep winning he has a buffer.. Watch what happens if they hit a bad patch..

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

Actually NV the Captain Quota thing hasn’t fully gone away. It only will when the system goes too. Rugby bosses will still favor black players anyway simply because that’s the growth market of the game. Sponsors want them, broadcasters want them. So why continue with an unnecessary and I might add highly polarizing policy?

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

Corne, I would never ever in my most crazy moments have envisaged an international rugby player being punted as a sexual offender… For on field stuff. 😂

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

Um.. No it doesn’t justify that racial system (quotas) at all. The system doesn’t just discriminate against young white players it also lessens the achievements of great black players. It is social engineering and unless you have lived in SA will you understand how destructive that is. Quotas reverberate to a terrible past…. End them now….oh and somebody agrees with me… Kagiso Rabada the SA fast bowler has called them out. J

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

I think only Steve Hansen has made more finals than Eddie Jones. Throw in a World Cup win as assistant coach to The Boks in 2007 and it’s an impressive CV.

'13 against 16': Eddie Jones blasts 'absolute rubbish' refereeing after late red card

Entire South African Women’s team now under contract Chris.. Would be surprised if others like NZ, Eng and India any different but not sure. The big diffs is in the value of those contracts compared to the men.

Faultless on the biggest stage, Aussies delight and empower

Loved the spectacle. Australians can take a bow.. You and your team showing the way forward in the women’s game. Also by going par with salaries of the men laying down a marker for the rest of us to follow.. But… Standards must improve overall especially fielding if this momentum is to be sustained.

Faultless on the biggest stage, Aussies delight and empower

Of course The Presidents open support won’t do any harm NV. . But what’s really working is success by black players on the field.. Be it 7s or 15s. In a country always in need of some good news it’s a magnet.

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

All televised MZ. And yes Maties by 10 sounds a good call.

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

Mostly The Rand. But sadly not only reason.

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

I went to the game against Eastern Transvaal in Springs and my first Test match against the Boks at Loftus MZ. Actually lived walking distance from Pam Brink in Springs. Saw my 1st Argie team San Isidro VS ET and the Bajada scrum, First All Black’s game VS ET, Colin Meads arm broken by Skip Henderson.. My best mates sister married Boesman Wilkinson the 8th man, 1st Currie Cup final TVL VS ET, Gerald Bosch dismantled us and finally the only abandoned match through fighting, French Club Tarbes VS ET. Got really vicious. Great memories.

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two