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
It was inevitable. Peter de Villiers just couldn’t leave his Bok position with even a little scrap of dignity. After the Boks exited the World Cup at the quarter final stage, he realised that the right thing to do was… Continue Reading
That was fast. PdV has just quit after the Bok quarterfinal loss. You have to say “fair enough”. So it will be a new start for the Boks on Monday morning. Good on PdV for taking it on the chin… Continue Reading
75% territory and you still lose. Please, please, please sack the coach now.
Peter de Villiers’ big gamble will be finally tested this weekend. Upon being selected as Bok coach four years ago, Peter adopted a pretty bold strategy. Go and find all the old timers who won the World Cup, convince… Continue Reading
I’ll take it. Nice one Lobster Boy – good impersonation of the English Patient.
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
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
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”.
There was some insane drooling coming from the Supersport presentators on Saturday which I suspect was trying to pass itself off as post match commentary. The gist was that post the Wallaby test we need to take it easy on… Continue Reading
You bastards. Take off your Bok jerseys and play in something else next week. You okes are a disgrace.
Greetings all from a cold and wet Sydney! It’s a great feeling to be part of the Bok set up again and the boys are all really excited about Saturdays game. Although there’s a number of new faces in the… Continue Reading
The South African Rugby Union is contractually obliged to send its *cough* strongest team to New Zealand and Australia for the away leg of the Tri-Nations. Of course, only a lunatic would risk playing valuable assets like Schalk Burger and… Continue Reading
So with the world cup less than 100 days away, I thought it time to get that pencilled in Bok line up started. I find it hard to believe that the rugby administrators have scheduled between now and the world… Continue Reading
After a tough round of International Monetary Fund negotiations followed almost immediately by intense behind the scenes lobbying at the recent G-20 meeting in Geneva an agreement was hammered out by all of the G-20 finance ministers that South Africa… Continue Reading
Cecil Afrika. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Someone this talented just has got to be picked up the “ace up the sleeve” for PdV’s world cup squad. He is the leading 7’s try scorer, a proficient… Continue Reading
Pieter de Villiers announced his preliminary squad of 51 (yes, you read that correctly: fifty-one) players for the World Cup Springbok team. Touted as a “planning session” he pretty much included every single player who has ever sniffed a rugby ball… Continue Reading
After watching the carthorses Habana and Pieterson during the Stormers-Sharks derby, the worrying thought occurred to me that come the world cup one of these circus donkeys are most likely going to be wearing the Bok jersey. That frightens me.… Continue Reading
Fans of oval balls, The past few days have been ever eventful, with two main highlights/lowlights: 1. Super Rugby continues to show why it is the leading rugby competition in the World, and I’m sure you will agree that the… Continue Reading
It’s getting to be about that time of the year when the pundits start talking about possible Bok combinations for the Test season. So it’s only fitting that the Big Daddy Rugby site sours the whole vibe by offering up… Continue Reading
This week SA Rugby took the unpopular step of sacking scrum coach and “official beer keg bringer” to the afterparty, Os Du Randt. Rumours doing the rounds are that they are saving up serious cash to be able to drop… Continue Reading
Supersport revealed a) a dirty secret about this year’s TriNations and b) its complete lack of understanding of social media on Friday when it sacked Tank Lanning for an “inappropriate tweet”. The horrific tweet at the centre of the controversy?… Continue Reading