Matt Toomua Falcon vs the All Blacks


Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith


Carlos Spencer & Stephen Larkham fight


Random great tries from 2008


Tony Buckley's big handoff on Simon Shaw


Isa Nacewa tackle on Gareth Owen


Massive try saving hit by Israel No.8


Seru Rabeni crunching tackle on McFadden


Buck Shelford tribute

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Springboks win the Tri Nations after tense battle with the All Blacks

Springboks win the Tri Nations after tense battle with the All Blacks

The Springboks are the 2009 Tri Nations champions after beating the All Blacks 32-29 in a dramatic match in Hamilton.

The Boks withstood a late comeback from the home side, who frantically threw everything into it as they looked to sneak the win after coming back into the match excellently.

Needing only a bonus point to insure tournament victory, the Springboks went into the match confident and did the job in the end by winning. Three long range penalties from Francois Steyn, a penalty, dropgoal and conversion from namesake Morne, and tries by Fourie du Preez and Jean De Villiers, meant the Boks would come home with the silverware despite a tense last 15 minutes of All Black pressure.

"We said to the guys at half-time that the All Blacks are an 80-minute team and that proved true," Smit said. "But I was so pleased with the character we showed.

"We did the hard yards in the first 40 and wanted to stay on top. The All Blacks came out firing and we needed to up the intensity. We didnt manage that completely but did enough in the end.

"Ive waited for a long time for a win in New Zealand, this is my first. So personally its satisfying, but more so for the team."

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was pleased with another historic win for his side.

"Its huge. Were on top of the world," De Villiers said. "To beat New Zealand in New Zealand is a huge honour. We had to work hard to keep them out and we did so."


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japanmannz September 12, 2009 12:18 pm

i dont wanna be one of those idiots that say first but at least i beat any of them to the punch.
Im a all blacks fan but south africa did have an amazing tri nations. congrats to SA.
just wish the all blacks had a kicker that could kick from over 50M!!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:30 pm

WHOOP!!!! WHOOP!!!!!

World Champs
Lions Tour
Super 14
Tri Nations
Sevens World Champs

We have conquered the world, what is left????? NOTHING enough said.......Except celebrating to a fine Springbok team 2nd best in history nothing beats 1987 Boks :-)

Gratz to the Kiwis for a good game

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:41 pm

What a game, what a trinations! BOKKE!!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:41 pm

RD - can't wait for the highlights, I missed the match!!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:44 pm

OMG - Just realised something - the Blacks haven't beaten the Boks this year!!! WHOOP WHOOP! Now that is something to celebrate! Love the Great rugby history between our two countries - and it's even better when the Boks are on top! Thanks for a great game AB's! Glad we can still say that we are no.1 after the 3N as well!! GO THE BOKS!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:52 pm

You still missed out on Sevens World Cup

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:53 pm

Whenever we win the S14, we go on to achieve great things!!! Love it! It's a good day to be a BOK fan! Now for another drink! Cheers AB'S & OZ for a great 3N!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 12:57 pm

FOURIE DU PREEZ - just gets better and better, he for me is the best player in the world at the mo! (and im not even a bok fan!)He is a master in his own class!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 1:39 pm

Je t'aime la Bokke, Bokke, Bokke...

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 1:58 pm

Anyone know who was man of the match??

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 2:49 pm

M Steyn = most points in a a 3n season - ever. He just keeps breaking records!! well done boks!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 2:51 pm

No the AB's are 2nd in the world - that does by no means make them crap ( and this from a bok fan!)

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sty September 12, 2009 3:04 pm

Ab's had lost their series against france so they're way worse than 2nd

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vinniechan September 12, 2009 4:09 pm

Fantastic match. Sure the AB made the work harder than necessary, but credit for dragging themselves back to the gmae. First time I saw Carter play badly, and first time I ever seen a player to come back so strongly in a game. The kick passes he did towards the end were phenomenal.
In a nut shell, the AB showed why they're the most talented side - they looked far more dangerous in broken play when there's no set plan to follow and everyone was thinking on his feet, than in any of the set pieces they strung together.
The Boks showed any who side dare make mistakes against them, the will be duly punished them - even the AB.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 4:22 pm

The bok subs seem to be the problem - they just aren't good enough - boks always go to sleep in the last 20. But well played AB's good on ya coming back like that. NO test is better than a BLACK V BOK test!! Congrats on the win Boks!

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Huh!! the 3rd September 12, 2009 4:55 pm

Great game, great win boks.

Not taking away from the Boks and the intensity they brought to disrupting the ABs, but I agree with whoever said Carter played badly, it was Donald's uselessness that put pressure on him. He's just not international standard.

It takes some team to win without their backs touching the ball, outside the half backs and Steyn at FB, I think the others combined had the ball less than 10 times, certainly Habana and both centres.

Also, I think Spies (the most overrated player in rugby) had minus metres carried he went so far backwards.

Really looking forward to November internationals.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 5:14 pm

BOKKEEEEE!!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 5:16 pm

BOY! Can that kid Frans Steyn kick, he is very impressive!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 5:21 pm

I think FSteyn has found this correct position! AMAZING STUFF FROM THE BOK 15!

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Crosser September 12, 2009 5:27 pm

My favorite Southern Hemisphere team is South Africa. I hope to go there someday.

I also can't wait to see Francois Steyn join Racing Metro in the coming weeks.

Congratulations from the USA.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 6:08 pm

Thanks Crosser and we will be happy to have you here in Sunny SA!

If you ever do manage to visit, be sure to check out a match between the bulls & sharks to get a taste of pure SA rugby culture - there's nothing better!

WELL DONE BOKKE - YOU DID ME PROUD!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 6:31 pm

SA are also my fav team (after Ierland) Well done BOKS, you had a bril 3n!Can't wait to play you in the AI's!

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Jason September 12, 2009 6:53 pm

From an Aussie supporter, well done to the Springboks. Say what you want about their style of play but they've been the best team of the tournament and fully deserve the trophy.

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Alain September 12, 2009 8:09 pm

"Also, I think Spies (the most overrated player in rugby) had minus metres carried he went so far backwards."

so he had a bad game on attack.doesnt mean he is overrated.his defense was solid tonight.credit to cowan for putting him under alot of pressure at scrum time..
thanks rd

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 8:18 pm

I think that's the first time I ever saw F Steyn not miss 90% of his kicks.
I can't wait for the Autumn Internationals now. I think this year the NH could win the majority of them. It's going to be great.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 9:00 pm

To the above ass, if you kicked soley from over half way your strike rate wouldn't be as good as someone who kicked the easier kicks!!! MUPPET! And keep dreaming about the NH beating any of the SH teams - IT AINT GANNA HAPPEN!!! 4 countries couldn't even win a series in SA let alone, one country against one of the 3 top sides in the world!!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 9:02 pm

Frans Steyn is a class act and this for such a young player, he has already achieved so much! Well done Boks, bril 3n!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 9:07 pm

thanks for another classic "Rumble in the Jungle" style clash of the Titans!

Forget those little red jersey PU**IES, The Boks and the All Blacks are the real deal!

GO BOKS!

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 9:58 pm

Richie McCaw on the All Blacks website says he scored 16 tries but on TV it said he scored 17... I was wondering where they made the mistake...

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 11:31 pm

Ireland, wales and even england would beat the ABs atm

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 11:34 pm

We own the World of Rugby now.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009 11:54 pm

We rule.

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Xavier September 13, 2009 12:17 am

In the first bok try im not so sure it shouldnt be a penalty in favour of the ABs. Rocokoco was hit while in midair holding the ball, Muliaina's "knock on" was probably caused by bok hooker duplessis throwing his arm around his throat. "high tackle", isnt that the term?

anyways, huge huge congrats for the boks deserving champions of, hum, pretty much everything available for them in the rugby world. Uber team, they are right now

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 12:54 am

Ireland will never beat the All Blacks, No matter how bad their form is.

Well done Springboks.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 1:36 am

Francoise Steyn is certainly a good kicker However, apart from that I don't think he is that good. I don't think I have ever sen him make a line break in an international or off load in the tackle.

Even in defense he is average. Don't see what all the fuss is about...oh I guess he is handsome and has nice hair. But apart from that....

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felix September 13, 2009 1:45 am

Haha, might've won it if it weren't for Nonu's butterfingers...shame since he made some great breaks through the Bok line.

...quite an exciting match for a neutral - for the sake of competition, I was leaning towards wanting NZ to win, but SA looked unstoppable.

The All Blacks were exceptional at playing the ball on the ground, though (minus the knock-ons). They showed why they're possibly the best team at winning rucks...but no one compares to SA at the lineout...what a match!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 2:13 am

Nonu's chest was too big
the ball just kept bouncing off of it....

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Canadian Content September 13, 2009 2:29 am

1) The Boks are the strongest rugby team I have ever seen

2) The back who replaced donald and the backrow replacement who came on late should have started the game. Winning teams play the best players at their positions. Why do the AB's always screw this up?

3) The New Zealand commentators are brutally bias.

4) The Lions were the 2nd best team this season. They could have beaten the Boks and played the most consistent rugby this season.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 3:34 am

I'm sorry but McDonald is just not a test player. Not big enough, not fast enough, not strong enough for test rugby at 10, 13 or anywhere else. No step either.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 4:10 am

Donald has always been crap. Even im better than him.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 4:39 am

ahh canadian content, you are an idiot, considering every candaian rugby player is an idiot who thinks they know something.

and surely this test proved that habana cant tackle for shit...

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pops September 13, 2009 5:12 am

...at least he's bright enough to understand how to leave a name on his posts, anonymous. That much can't be said for yourself.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 5:23 am

To the Anon above...

Habana is one of the worlds best defenders, and is one of the most complete players there is.

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Ben Dover September 13, 2009 5:23 am

Thats the 1st time ive seen McCaw cath the ball.. haha

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 6:10 am

What a bad decision by Carter at the last minutes, why he kick ?

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 6:13 am

Can't wait France - South Africa !

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:28 am

Habana can't defend? WTF what game were you watching? Did you see the Perth Australia humbling? You know, the game where Habana stopped a guy 1 inch ABOVE the try line?

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:54 am

Gutted that the All Blacks lost, but the Springboks deserves their well-earned victory. This is truly South Africa's year.

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AdamJaya September 13, 2009 8:14 am

As an England fan, I've gotta congratulate the Boks for a fantastic Tri-Nations win.

Awesome performance, and I find it ironic that they are now being accused of being boring and not scoring tries etc - when England were probably the best team in the world, circa 2001-2003 roughly, the exact same accusations were thrown at us - rely on flyhalf, too much kicking, no tries etc. It's simple sour grapes - SA are the best team in the world right now, and others should stop moaning and focus on trying to better them.

I think the Lions may have done the Boks a huge favour, giving them a great series to test them right to the limit and prepare them nicely for this tournament. Examples? Heinrich Brussow and Morne Steyn - two players who emerged during the tough Lions series and are now rising up to legend status very quickly.

Well done, and I wish them well in the autumn series - almost makes me wish England could have another crack at them this time round!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 9:38 am

Both the steyns are insane!!!!! 61m penalty and his droppy attempt wasnt bad either!!! and morne is just so so accurate its amazing!!!
and whoever said that habana cant tackle... u r a bloody idiot!!!! he is arguably the best defending international winger in the world
matfield is unbelievable and fourie du preez
!!!!BOKKE!!!!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 10:23 am

As much as it pains me to say it - SA are just too good at the mo. They do everything (bar their scrum)at 150%. Coaches teaching youngsters should show them video clips of the Boks basics, that is what true rugby is all about - do the basics very,very,very well and you WILL win games.
Well done boks, I was one of the many sceptics prior to the 3n, however as you can still call yourselves no1 in the world after the 3n - you deserve all the congrats from rugby fans all over the world (bar some of the idiots above, who are just upset that their teams trophy cabinet doesn't hold everything yours does)
Can't wait to see the AI's also wish Eng could have a crack at this Brilliant Bok side!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 10:25 am

forward pass for sivivatus try. im having none of the momentum stuff, that was just plain forward

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 10:25 am

I must say the finds of the season are: Brussow and MSteyn, boks have the lions to thank for that! They are bril players and to think this is their first bok season as starters! Scary but true!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 10:42 am

What the hell does that kid FSteyn eat for breakfast??? Give me some of that!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:11 am

didnt get to see the game in full so im just wondering if any1 can tell me how brussow played??

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:11 am

Burger is the one who missed the tackle which lead to the AB's first try. He looks fat and unfit, why do the boks keep using him he is definately passed his best! GET HIM OUT!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:14 am

even though we came within 3 points and almost snatched it, we were never in that game. our lineouts were the worst theyve ever been, our scrum got crushed, out tactical kicking was way off, and our backline was actually IMPROVED by subbing on toeava and that new no-name winger (the only time we got some momentum and tries going). grats to the boks, they played very well, but come on nz, we coulda had it if the basics were in place. i mean, we came within 3 points and played like a B side!!! what im trying to say is that in that match, they didnt win, as much as we lost. beat ourselves.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:16 am

Wonder if any bok fans can help me out here. FSteyn and JVD are leaving to go play in the north, does this mean they won't be included in the team which faces france and ierland? If so that is a real shame as they fit well within this top class team and that is the team I want to see against ierland and france.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:21 am

What amazes me most is how Brussow and Msteyn have both made the transition from S14 to international level so easily, they look like they have been in the bok side FOREVER! I put it down to the experienced players around them, that has go to be it? Any other suggestions?

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Charles September 13, 2009 11:35 am

Congrats Boks. It will take a massive effort from any forward pack to beat this team. France vs SA is gonna be huge this Autumn.

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creggs08 September 13, 2009 11:43 am

to anon above!!

think your right about how the team just seems to fit these lads so well...

i mean when you got fords like Matfield, Botha , Smit and Spies why wouldnt you want to ruck all day and steal ball all over the park...let the big boys do the real hard work!!

and when you that pack infront of you how could Msteyn be put under any pressure....i know hes pure class but even i could look good in out-half cause he gets ball without an bother around him at all!!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:52 am

No complaints from anyone about the referee this time round.
The rugby was more important than the ref's show.
Good to see.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 12:05 pm

To the Anon talking about Burger...

He was an animal - he was everywhere! He simply got out paced by a back that lead to a try.

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Jot September 13, 2009 12:45 pm

Well played bokke!! True World Champions.

Almost spoiled by a poor referee!!

A number of shocking penalty`s given against SA...

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realrugby September 13, 2009 3:16 pm

Congrats Boks. Well done.

Unbeliveable kicks from Steyn. Huge boot.

Agree that Donald is useless. The AB's are having real trouble figuring out their midfield. It's not even really due to injuries, rather poor play.

Again, well done to the Springboks. They're clearly the number 1 team in the world.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Burger does not look fat an unfit. He just found himself with a mismatch on the AB try. A fast center with a bit of space was able to run round him. Not unusual for a 12 to run around a 6!

The ABs were mutch better when they brough on was it Tovea??? and Cory Jane.

Donald was thrown around like a rag doll!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 3:26 pm

Sorry - I should have pointed this out earlier (about my comment on Burger) it was purely based on this set of highlights as I didn't get to see the match so I guess I can't really comment on his play during the whole game. My point was that the 'old' burger would have stopped that guy - even though he is a back... (And in my opinion he looked fat and very slow?)Just think there has to be better youngsters in SA to fill his boots?

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 3:26 pm

Sorry - I should have pointed this out earlier (about my comment on Burger) it was purely based on this set of highlights as I didn't get to see the match so I guess I can't really comment on his play during the whole game. My point was that the 'old' burger would have stopped that guy - even though he is a back... (And in my opinion he looked fat and very slow?)Just think there has to be better youngsters in SA to fill his boots?

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 3:45 pm

Just noticed Fsteyn took a very, very short run-up for his first 'monster' kick, it was only about 2steps!! Is this a trick to give him more power in execution? Very impressive stuff!

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ArranR September 13, 2009 3:55 pm

Even if NZ got that try at the end, SA had still won it. Because if SA got 1 point out of that game then they had won.
SA would have got a point for losing by less than 7, which gets them a point. Then the AB's would of needed 6 points in the next game which is impossible, they could of only got 5 at the most.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 4:47 pm

i dunno why these boks fans say it was a great tri nations, it was never really a contest and the matches werent that great.

i think its fair to say however that this fairly good sa team will be quaking in their boots when they come up against the grand slam, churchill cup, magners league,heiniken cup winning team in november.


C'MON IRELAND SOON TO BE THE UNDISPUTED BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.

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Huh!! the 3rd September 13, 2009 5:44 pm

Anon above, you're an embarrassment to us all (Irish). I think we'll have a good go at it, and if the Boks take us lightly then maybe, but one victory against SA every 3/4 years doesn't make you the best or undisputed team in the world. At most victories over AUS and SA will elevate Ire to 3rd.

To someone's query about JDV and FSteyn's chances of playing in AIs, it depends on the stance the SARFU takes, but mostly overseas players are not picked, bar Butch James last summer v Wales. Smit and Matfeild both returned to SA from France last season in preparation for the Lions series.

If they aren't picked I think they'll be massive losses, especially JDV, although Jantes (??) will be back at FB by then. Can't see a high quality 12 filling the role unless Pienaar plays there. Definitely not Jacobs.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 6:46 pm

the first kick, pause it as the ball is just going over/ under.....you'll see what i mean about the under as I'm not sure it goes over. honestly, if you pause at the right time, you'll see it's under. i wouldn't like to say the touchies are wrong but i am questioning it...

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:03 pm

It's over! Damn - one of the touchies is even under the bar - he couldn't miss it even if he tried!!!!!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:06 pm

Pause at 0:46 - it's definately over!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:13 pm

there is the whole allblacks team watching the ball as it goes over... don't you think one of them would of said something.

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eh September 13, 2009 7:24 pm

I know this might derail any sensible conversation on the topic (people get up in arms so easily on the internet), but can anyone tell me why most of the B&I Lions players who went on tour are still taking a break? I get that it was physical, and I understand why those who got injured are out, but for the Boks, they went straight from the tour into the 3N campaign....

I would be ecstatic if Ireland win against SA in the EOYI...but I just can't see it happening. I hope I'm proven wrong, though, come the autumn tests.

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 7:34 pm

the all blacks could win the match, but they were looking for trys to stay in the competition. SA fans are ridiculous

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 8:20 pm

No anon above - YOU are ridiculous, any team on the pitch can win a match but only ONE does and it was the BOKS - so deal with it!!! Sour grapes I guess!! (and I aint even a bok fan and I can see it!!)

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jackohos September 13, 2009 10:18 pm

eh - the Lions tour came at the end of the NH season including Heineken Cup, Challenge Cup, Magners League and Premiership. SH international season hadn't started and, as RD highlights show, provincial stuff in the SH is still going on. Basically they're having a well-earned rest!

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Anonymous September 13, 2009 11:19 pm

to 'eh'

contracted (professional) players have a mandatory rest period from playing in games for something like 6ish weeks which they must take every year. They're finishing up from this period now, kearney had his 1st start since the lions tour for leinster the other day.

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eh September 13, 2009 11:32 pm

Alright, fair enough. Thanks for clearing that up, you two.

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Anonymous September 14, 2009 5:39 am

To the idiot who said toeavas pass was forward. I have seen replay enough to know that was perfect more backward then side on. Get some eyes you dumb c*nt. Dv was offside for the intercept. haha

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Anonymous September 14, 2009 7:38 am

To the anon ass above, you are the one who needs a pair of eyes!!! JDV was not off side - SOUR GRAPES!!

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Jacques September 14, 2009 10:20 am

Great game of rugby. The AB come-back in the second half had me sh*tting meself for a while. If the game had another 5 minutes, we might well have lost.

John Smit played his heart out, and he looked like he'd gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson by the end. The balance of this Bok team is perfect right now and we'll really miss F Steyn and Jean Div when they move north.

The AB's need to find a midfield combination that works. Since Mauger left, no one has really claimed the 12 jersey. Donald is not the answer. And Nonu, for all his strength and line-breaking, coughs the ball up far too often. Toeava might be the guy. Also, Andrew Hore is a great player, but he must learn to find his jumpers or he'll be out of the team. Last comment about the AB's - I reckon Adam Thompson should start, even if that means shifting Kaino to 8.

Can't wait for the Boks to play the NH teams. I seriously wouldn't put any money on a single NH victory.

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Huh!! the 3rd September 14, 2009 4:27 pm

To an ANON above, it wasn't Rob Kearney who played, but his younger brother David, a Leinster Academy player. The only test Lions who have played so far are Mike Philips, Lee Mears, possibly Tom Croft and maybe Harry Ellis. I know that Croft played pre season v Munster, he scored the winning try in last minute.

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H September 14, 2009 7:13 pm

SA just have that winning aura around them atm. Most teams that play them have lost before they even get there. Their defence is ultimate. Heinrich Brussow in open play. Matfield at the lineout. JDV and Habana intercept magnets. You literally have to play inch perfect rugby to beat them.... that was painful to say. Congrats anyway.

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Canadian Content September 15, 2009 2:51 am

I forgot to mention Shalk Burger was brilliant and seemed to be playing to remind everyone not to forget him in light of roussow.

To the anonymous above who called me an idiot, you are both an ignoramus for your prejudice and a punk for failing to identify yourself.

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Anonymous September 16, 2009 4:10 am

actually most of the boks had just finished the s14 final so this wasnt the beginning of the SH season. the reason for the NH teams having a break now after the lions tour is coz they're not used to being smashed up and hurt by such a powerful and strong team as the boks.

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Anonymous September 16, 2009 4:17 am

haha that guy that said ireland are the best team in world, u are hilarious!!! they will be shitting themselves in november against the boks. i dont think anyone in ireland would make a world XV
the best player is o'driscol and he still wouldnt make the team.
same for wales by the way.
i cant get over how shane williams got irb player of the year!!
du preez or matfield for it this year or maybe even brussouw?!!

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Anonymous September 16, 2009 6:18 pm

Du Preez for irb player of the year - without a question!! Smitty for captain of the year!!

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Anonymous October 03, 2009 6:41 pm

Its cool that the boks won the Trinations. They are my second favorite team after France!

It will be interesting to see if the Northern teams would somewhat give a challenge to the champ.

Maybe France could be a threat to SA. However, France has to be well prepaired because if they don't pay attention, they are gonna be run over by the SA powerhouse (and also kicking game!)

Any comments on which team could pose some problems to the boks?

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Anonymous September 28, 2010 7:44 am

TO the noob who thinks wales ireland and england could bat the all blacks.....WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING.
The nh is no match for the class of the sh. YOu guys play boring rugby and kick all the time.

PS F Steyns 60metre kick went under the crossbar so really sa didnt win

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Flinto September 28, 2010 11:29 am

^ you are pathetic. Good to know that you saw the kick better than the two touch judges and three all black player who were standing right there.

Also, that was at the beginning of the game. How could it have meant that SA didn't win?!

Oh I just remembered - you're 12. :)

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Anonymous June 23, 2011 1:23 am

I love reading back through these comments, all these proud Bok fans... Your right, you did conquer the rugby world in 2009!

But now its back to reality, the AB's are back to being number 1, the 7's is ours, the tri-nations is ours and another unbeaten northern tour last year.

Sorry Bok but you had your year, now for the AB's to have another 10!

Suckers

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