The IRB reveals the persuasive photo evidence that cleared Du Plessis of his red card. Not sure who the original poster was here.
Saturday is pretty much as good as it gets for a rugby fan. A rising South African side, buoyed by a vicious assault of the Wallabies, taking on the mighty All Blacks in New Zealand. If you’re not up for… 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
In offices and pubs around the country, South African rugby fans are sharply divided into two camps. On one hand, we have the dreamers, the romantics, the hopeful misfits. They can be heard consoling the cynics with phrases like: “Yes,… Continue Reading
If you caught the All Blacks’ convincing win (16th consecutive and counting…) over the Boks this weekend, you probably noticed Richie McCaw nursing a lovely shiner after the match. So what?!…you might say. It’s not surprising when you consider the intensity of the clashes between these… Continue Reading
Fair enough. The All Blacks ended the debate and speculation as to whether or not any other nations are in the same league as them at the moment. The Kiwis are best the side on the planet by quite… Continue Reading
The All Blacks’ tail-between-legs thrashing of the Pumas this weekend may not have come as a big surprise to many, but revelations that replacement fly-half Aaron Cruden was abducted by extra-terrestrials during the match has raised a few eyebrows. Despite… Continue Reading
In honour of Nick Mallett’s glorious performances as a studio guest for Supersport this test season, we’ve decided to run a few articles letting our readers know some obscure things about South Africa’s golden manchild. We begin with his under appreciated role… Continue Reading
Dean Greyling, let me count the ways you hurt me. 4 penalties in less than 20 minutes including one that robbed us of a bonus point knocked the ball on with the try line in site missed tackles thuggish and… Continue Reading
Jannie du Plessis and Andries Bekker working on Heyneke’s “primal” lineout technique. If Heyneke’s methods continue to go according to plan, soon the Springboks will lose the use of their opposable thumbs:
Whenever a touring rugby team is in town there is some banter amongst the more predatory groupie females about the challenge of pulling in a visiting rugby player and consigning it to a special notch above the bedpost. Connected as… Continue Reading
Looks like Heyneke Meyer has succumbed to the Bok coach disease of irrational loyalty to players. This week on the interview circuit all was revealed on the DSTV tragicomedy referred to as Boots ‘n All. As the only guest in… Continue Reading
Willem Alberts confronts a Bok lineout coach who challenges his conventional assumptions about the role of a loose forward. The moment, captured beautifully on Wynand Olivier’s iPhone, is fraught with dramatic suspense and/or erotic tension.
Big Daddy Rugby managed to get a copy of the speech that Jean de Villiers gave the new Bok squad in his first training session as Bok captain. In the spirit of journalistic integrity, we reproduce it here, unedited, in… Continue Reading
Okay, new coaches get to pick players with whom they are comfortable. I get that. But come on… Zane Kirchner? When PdV picked Sideshow Bob Kirchner for the British Lions series in 2009 I was willing to put it… Continue Reading
Tip of the hat to the Wallabies for winning the Tri-Nations this weekend for the first time since 2001. They did it by beating the Bok A team in the Republic and by repelling a full strength All Black team… Continue Reading
In a last ditch effort to avoid being branded ‘a bit predictable’, or the team least likely to do something crazy at the World Cup, the All Blacks have a released a shock statement that they will be calling-up American… Continue Reading
Other than Heinrich Brussow’s heroic efforts and Jacque Fourie’s Houdini escape acts on Saturday, I thought the Boks as a whole were pretty disappointing. Sure – I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth and I’ll always… Continue Reading
I’ll take it. Nice one Lobster Boy – good impersonation of the English Patient.
Okay…admittedly there are some wicked skills on display in this video. But I can’t help thinking that the time spent doing this could have been put to better use elsewhere! For instance: earning some pocket-money by being an extra in… Continue Reading
Robbie Deans had to make a choice. Either Matt Giteau was going to the World Cup or James Horwill was. They may play in different positions… but think about it. Have you ever seen them in a photograph together? … Continue Reading
For those of us who are tired of all the negativity surrounding the Springboks at the moment, I thought I’d put on my limited edition SuperSport presenters shirt and give us fans a list of the positives that can be… Continue Reading
We received this letter from one of our readers today and to do it justice it gets the full post today. The author Clyde can be found on Twitter at @clydesta and gets our follow recommendation for his defence of… Continue Reading
That was bitterly disappointing. While Rassie’s tactic of giving all the Boks iPads to play Farmville at the Rustenburg training camp may have made the boys from Pretoria bond with the boys from Cape Town by trading tractors, it seems… Continue Reading
How tiny are Richie Mccaw’s ears? I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t look away from the screen – they have drawn me in, like hypnotic circling cobras… I think this may be why he is so effective at… Continue Reading
Hi gang, Well firstly, sorry about Saturday’s game. 40-7 isn’t pretty, is it? And while we’re at it 33 missed tackles isn’t great either, right? Yeah, we know…but as Coach Div says, sh&t happens… But do you really want to… Continue Reading
Oy vey… 40-7. A drubbing in any language. We’ve already skewered and quartered the squad last week – so what’s left for this week? Hmm… oh yeah. Dick Muir and Gary Gold escaped a mention last week. So here goes.… Continue Reading
Bollocks. Thank goodness for Lambo is all that can be said. Let’s send the pretenders home now and let the real Boks play. Please.
Any takers for the All Blacks to put 50 on the Boks this weekend? I reckon PdV’s pre match preparation consisted only of talks about “keeping the score down”.