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Yes Faith, hilarious except for its intent.
There are players we all like and players we do not.
I like Itoje and Alun Wyn Jones, for instance.
And quite a few of the Boks.
But last night Biggar climbed into the Owen Farrell box.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Thanks HiKa -your mate’s is an idea worth considering.
Just as the scrums needed thorough organising as players got stronger and more dangerous in 16 man wrestles, so the height of modern athletic jumpers brings new risks that cannot be ignored.
Though I love the running leap (ala Izzy) this vertical suggestion may be a prudent innovation.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

HiKa, to be clear, I’m not defending Kolbe. His negligence was dangerous.
But going forward I contend that the silly buggers being played with ‘holding position’, ‘maintaining the same line’ and all that other nonsense will need address as the danger zone continues to increase in danger.
Not a lot has to go wrong before someone, especially in lower age groups and amateur comps, is seriously hurt in the kick catch zone.
If we are making every effort to protect players, then blocker obfuscation of chaser lines is worth a look among other things, like who jumps first/last/closest to drop zone, etc.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

To be fair DA, I did not watch it ‘live’. I had the benefit of fast forward, and I concede that in real time it may have tested the patience. But the bits of rugby between the stoppages were very tightly contested.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Jacko, out of interest, have you been typing today for longer than 62 minutes?

Cheslin Kolbe somehow escapes red card for this as tensions flare in Cape Town

Loosey, I’ve been begging Roar editors for years about these teenage Fakebook headlines . Yet, in their wisdom, they persist. The marketing department perhaps trumps the accuracy department?.
It is one of the few blights on an excellent website.
Oh well.

Cheslin Kolbe somehow escapes red card for this as tensions flare in Cape Town

Bus, and OEB, maybe the Roar could run a book and hold the money?

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Ben, don’t agree about the red on the trip. But the histrionics elsewhere needs to be nipped in the bud, and yesterday.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

“Rassie bumfeeder” is his legal name?
Or just his stage name?

Jacko, I am getting frustrated by your beating about the bush. Please please stop sugar coating it- and just tell us what you really think.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

What position was Rassie playing Jacko.
I was watching a rugby game. You?

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

We can’t have BOK in a Bled.
But we can give him another shot v Boks.
Part of the problem in his last game was the meddling TMO. The power protocol between screen and whistle needs sorting.
On this game OKeefe showed some class IMO.
We can give him another go.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

I was struggling to recall who wears ‘orange’ Moa, then I noticed the cheeky feathered hand and its squirrel grip off the ball.
Mmm……
Orange is the new yellow for the off-the-ballers?

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

No, Jacko.
I thought OKeefe reffed well in a game of volcanic intensity. That it never ‘erupted’ was because there were no calls, in my view that were wildly controversial.
I did not have a horse in the race, although I am probably a bit Bok-sympathetic generally. but the gamesmanship of the Anglo-Celts annoyed me.
The team that tried to confuse the officials lost. Running back to half way when the ball wasn’t grounded a case in point. Biggar’s antics another.
Enjoyed the chaser on sides being policed, (finally).
Also enjoyed the fact that I watched none of the Rassie dummy spit and the multinational spits back at him.
I just watched a game of rugby.
And the rugby was good, including the contest between player passion and ref calm.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Spot on Fionn. Allende needs a Kerevi. And we need a bomb disposal unit in the back 3, both in defence and on the chase.
Petaia may have an answer.
The Bokskickers are going to ask some questions.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

I must be a ‘purist’.
I enjoyed that game.
OKeefe’ calm clarity one of the highlights.
Some teams harness confusion to create advantage. One team in that test tried to confuse more than the other.
OKeefe kept clarifying. The confusing team lost.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

The fun has left the bus.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

“ All Jonker said was “I agree with you” ‘
And that was one intrusion that we need to bin.
One person, one subjectivity.
TMO shows angles as requested. Ref decides. TMO zips it.

OKeefe had an excellent game IMO.
Why can’t he have one of those when he refs us? 😛

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Well spotted Kane.
I didn’t really have a horse in this race, just a wish that those who cheat the most lose.
A sanction in that Kolbe incident could’ve gone to Biggar.
Who is the sneaky twerp blocking Kolbe’s brave chase in?
Kolbe with eyes only for the ball after dodging Biggar’s block cops knees in the head from the jumping Lion. Fair enough that he was carded. There was danger in that contact.
But a fair degree of gamesmanship too.
Eventually rugby will have to deal with the distraction of the blockers who further complicate the already dangerous kick catch.
To top it off Biggar feigned a broken back after he was pushed in the ensuing melee. He laid on the ground begging for attention, didn’t get any, then jumped up looking for more trouble.
P a t h e t I c.
Gamesmanship was the other game run concurrently with this rugby game.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Loved the game ozinsa.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Agreed Kane.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Speaking of other teams Fionn, I was hoping that our young Wallabies were watching that tight heavyweight bout, and feeling appropriately challenged by the suffocating defence of both sides.
I am glad that we weren’t on that field playing against either of those teams.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

Yes Harry, in the first quarter of the game there was one missed tackle between both teams.

The Springboks handle the British and Irish Lions 27-9 to level the series

I gotta say I am feeling great relief that an international ref argument is being waged without an Australian in it….
Oh wait, well apart from the ref himself.

'I didn't feel respected': Springboks captain backs Erasmus rant on Aussie ref

Tah “admin have been dysfunctional”.
What?
Well blow me over with a feather, Jez.

'I haven't spoken to him': Wallabies lock Rodda has no regrets about walking out on Thorn

Well spotted Bluffboy.
There are some ‘very open rumours’ getting about these days.
They have other terms, ….what are they….oh yeh-
Stories, opinions, guesses, consensus as premise etc etc.
Grass goes in at one end of a grazing animal, and out the other end comes……..

'I haven't spoken to him': Wallabies lock Rodda has no regrets about walking out on Thorn

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