If there’s anyone that will not have gone gently into that good night – it’s Jonah Lomu. In fact, I reckon he probably made a few big fend-offs and surprisingly agile side-steps on the way… RIP big man!
Courtesy of the Sports Bible on Facebook… the most embarrassing haka ever… Crikey, if you ever want to NOT be intimidated by the All Blacks, just fired up this baby on your iPhone before kickoff, and you’ll be good to… Continue Reading
Is this the best haka of all time? It has everything… obscure location, simultaneous performances, confrontations, bad haircuts, mullets, condoning commentary… It starts off slow, but ends with a brawl. Could want anything more?
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So the Springboks have potentially finally uncovered the flyhalf they have been looking for for decades: A big, powerful number 10, with great distribution skills, a monster boot, a line breaker and most importantly: a 10 who eats All Blacks… Continue Reading
Last night I had a dream that Heyneke Meyer selected Kobus Wiese to play for the Boks in next year’s World Cup.
Jannie du Plessis hasn’t retired yet, but he has left quite a legacy in SA rugby. His front row partnership with Bismarck is one of the great Springbok sibling contributions. But it isn’t just his caps, he has pioneered the… Continue Reading
It’s almost the start of the tournament formerly known as the TriNations and that old familiar Springbok feeling of “don’t get your hopes up” is sweeping the fan base. How will they break hearts again this year? – steam roll… Continue Reading
One tries really hard to make fun of the Bulls. But then they do such a good job it for themselves, I sometimes wonder, why bother parodying them at all? Aren’t they just the biggest parody themselves? I’m still basking… Continue Reading
A few years ago there was an episode of South Park that featured Mickey Mouse as a brutal dictator of the Disney empire. While Mickey presented a smiling, cuddly personality to the public, behind the scenes he ruled with an… Continue Reading
All the talk this week has been about Sonny Bill Williams. Not just the will or her won’t he have a future representing the All Blacks again, but rather his poor fashion choices. While other blogs have been happy to… Continue Reading
News of Jake White’s resignation from coaching the Brumbies has hit Australian papers and blogs today. What could possess a man who was poised to inherit the Wallaby coaching position to burn his bridges down under? He issued a strange… Continue Reading
Those of you who are bloggers or are in the tech space may know that WordPress and Google give you reports telling you what people are typing in the search bar on your site. I will say this: Whoever typed… Continue Reading
Who is the better scrumhalf? If anybody hasn’t been paying attention to Springbok rugby in the last few years, we thought we’d line them up, by the stats. You decide for yourself who should the Bok starting scrumhalf be?… Continue Reading
Things aren’t going well down under. A statement most of us don’t want to hear from our doctor, but one that also applies to the state of Australian sport at the moment. Not only have the English retained the ashes,… Continue Reading
What me, worry? What me, turn down three kickable shots at goal in a knock-out semi-final when we’re leading by one point and I have a bankable points machine like Morne Steyn in the team? Derrrrp.
Best “night on the town” incident: Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna displayed the famous Australian trait of being able to hold their drink well and managed to get themselves sent home from the Rebels tour of South Africa for boozing… Continue Reading
As part of the upcoming international season in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ll be doing a bit of a lifestyle segment on some international players. We thought we’d start off by showing the softer side of one of the Bok squad… Continue Reading
Don’t worry…we haven’t gone all political on your ass at Big Daddy Rugby. This is not some diatribe about the Jewish-majority state but rather the question the Lions will be asking themselves about the Aussie back who weaved his way through… Continue Reading
The British and Irish Lions tour in Australia has started on high with a mauling of the Western Force in Perth on Wednesday. Acting captain Brian O’Driscoll led from the front by scoring two of the tries, having linked-up well with fellow… Continue Reading
In further developments in the “Gupta-gate” scandal, our sources tell us that the Guptas’ tentacles extended into rugby administration. Even the Bok has succumbed to the charms of president Zuma’s sugar daddy family. By virtue of their “close relationship”… Continue Reading
Troubled Wallabies and Rebels player Kurtley ‘Crumb-catcher’ Beale has decided to take some much needed time out from rugby for personal reasons. It is likely he will miss the upcoming Lions’ Tour to Australia in order to spend more quality… Continue Reading
If you’ve watched any amount of Super Rugby this year, you’ll know that the rolling maul is the hot-topic of the moment. And more specifically, just how the hell is a team meant to defend against it? In particular it… Continue Reading
Cheetahs and Springbok forward Heinrich Brussow is to have his name added to a lexicon of terms and as means of describing the act of dispossessing the opposing team of the ball contrary to the run of play. Otherwise to… Continue Reading
When was the last time you saw a conversion charged-down?! Most likely the 20th, possibly even 19th century…when a rugby ball was basically an animal’s lower intestine filled with porridge, which then conveniently doubled-up as a post-match haggis. That’s unless… Continue Reading
NSW front rower Polota-Nau has released his new single “Nightcall” under the stage name of “Kavinsky”. Rolling Stone magazine has hailed it as a tour de force of new wave electro-pop and our first listen gives it an enthusiastic double… Continue Reading
Andries Strauss has been injecting a little Rick Grimes into his half time pep talks with the Southern Kings. This is not a democracy!
After talking a good game in the office last week, Stormers fans will be pretending they’re “not that into” Super Rugby this week as they return to face their coworkers. It’s a time honored tradition in the Cape. All of… Continue Reading
Remember Robbie Fleck?! Well neither did I…until I caught a glimpse of him high-fiving Stormers’ coach Alistair Coetzee during their win over the Brumbies this weekend. From memory Fleck was a fairly decent, if not exciting, centre for the Boks… Continue Reading
Seen in the Brumbies changing room after full time at Newlands on Saturday night…. Allister Coetzee confronting his former mentor Jake White: Other comments heard from behind the scenes: What part of Canberra are you from? There are no rules!… Continue Reading