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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Jaque Fourie's two great tries against the Crusaders

Jaque Fourie's two great tries against the Crusaders

The Stormers celebrated a return to Cape Town with a convincing 42-14 trouncing of top four rivals the Crusaders in the Super 14 on Friday. Centre Jaque Fourie scored two great tries as they beat the seven times champion Crusaders.

There were over 48 000 fans at Newlands to welcome the Stormers back as the two best defensive sides in the tournament battled it out in a game that ultimately came down to the boot of flyhalf Peter Grant, who kicked 27 points on his own.

The Crusaders scored twice, through Dan Carter and Colin Slade, but the Stormers managed three of their own with two to Fourie and one to big Fijian Sireli Naqelevuki.

The first try scored by Fourie was a classic as he used his deceptive speed and strength to glide past and fend off the Crusaders tacklers. The mob over the tryline gives you an idea of how good, and how valued that try was for the Stormers.

The second was a fairly simple finish to what was a great set piece move executed to perfection. Ricky Januaries timing and the injection of pace from Gio Aplon played a vital part in setting up Fourie for the run in.

With the win, the Stormers become the first South Africa side to ever record a clean sweep over all New Zealand sides in a Super Rugby season. Theyre looking good for a home semi final, but face two tough matches ahead, against both the Sharks and the Bulls.


Time: 03:08

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 2:28 pm

sigh, only one thing wrong with this player....he was born in the wrong country...

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 2:28 pm

p.s

first...

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ed May 01, 2010 2:30 pm

Great tries but have to say defense for the 1st was truly awful. 14 just runs alongside him, pooing himself about the prospect of making a tackle.
2nd was true class though.

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Scotsdale May 01, 2010 2:35 pm

That's because he was outstripped for pace you numpty, Ed.

Lets get formalities out the way while we're at it.
"Forward passes.. poor defence.. useless attendance."

Right, moving on. Great tries.

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Les Bleus May 01, 2010 2:40 pm

1st try, pure class. 2nd try, Fourie touched the defender blocking the defence, obstruction. I've seen more questionable calls given for obstruction yet this wasn't. End of the day there was some pretty poor refing in this game, seems to be the norm for the super 14 this year, no ref has had a good game.

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 2:53 pm

he barely even obstructed, nudge at most. and the pass was made before he was in front of the passer so im pretty sure you're blowing that observation out of proportion...

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Benson May 01, 2010 3:06 pm

Gawd some of you regular trolls are pathetic with the way you always have to dissect and find fault in every single video that's posted here. Grinds my balls.

............................

Both tries were pure class by both Fourie and the rest of the guys involved. When they can tear apart the Crusaders like that, they must be doing something right.

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Chris Boy May 01, 2010 3:09 pm

Les Bleus, have you ever given a positive comment before?

Both these tries were awesome.

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Joost May 01, 2010 3:24 pm

Both tries were great, but for the first one Carter and Maitland just kept staring at Fourie, didn't even try to bring him down.

It's great to see Gio Aplon turned from 7's sneaky man to a complete full back (hes just 1.75 m).

Great tries, packed stadium, and Fourie's finally convinced me as the best south african outisde centre. Keep pushing Wynand...

Oh, and Les Bleus: Shut the fuck up

Cheers

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vinniechan May 01, 2010 3:28 pm

First try: The first missed tackle, there was no excuse. But he showed some great balance to get pass the second defender and the last defender looked totally clueless.
Second try: some great looping to create the gap. Fourie showed quite some pace to finish that off.

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 4:22 pm

clear block for 2nd try, fine fourie didnt really touch him but when the sh recevied the ball fourie's role there is to stop the defender.
im certain in the lions games last summer the lions got pinged for something similar a couple of times.

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 4:34 pm

Great tries, class player.
"forward pass and useless defence for both tries"
What on earth are you smoking!
No forward pass.
No obstruction.(The same player makes one of the next tackles!)
Useless Defence?
The 2nd best defence in comp? No.
The class players have a tendency to make other players look useless...Cullen, Caucau, BOD and above all Lomu.
Great site!

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FrankyH May 01, 2010 4:55 pm

Beautiful tries. If they were scored by a Frenchman, everyone would be saying how great they were. But when a South African does it, there's space to find fault by looking for blocking/forward passes/bad defence.

I suppose that's because of apartheid. What a pity those few idiotic dutchmen f*cked everything up for us!

If you take a pessimistic approach to life, and rugby, you'll find fault it pretty much 99% of tries ever scored. Good luck with enjoying rugby as a neutral then.

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Goose Island May 01, 2010 5:06 pm

He seems like he's got no business being so fast; every time he makes a line break, I'm surprised by his huge strides and pace.

He always seems to make his tries out of nowhere; maybe that's why it looks like the defense is a bit lax around him sometimes. Dan Carter probably should've made the tackle on the first try, but really...I'm not sure if anything was going to prevent that awesome try from happening.

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Anonymous May 01, 2010 7:25 pm

truly deceptive pace..

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JPM May 01, 2010 9:20 pm

Fourie's second try he ran an obstruction...just like he did when Habana scored v. the Lions at Loftus.....and the Lions got called for a penalty every time they did the same move because the SA backs were smart enough to put their hands up and go "aahhhhh REF!!!!".....

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jpm May 01, 2010 9:26 pm

Obstruction for the 2nd.

if you slow it down you can see that Januarie receives the ball to the left and behind of fourie who is running forward and slightly towards the touchline nearer to the camera. Januarie then runs round the back of Fourie. Heck, it's like American football really!

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Alain May 01, 2010 10:01 pm

Stop your bitching..he barely makes contact with the defender.so his not interfering with play..its been almost year now..and the ^lions^ supporters are stil bitchin.get over it mate..

that 1st try is amazing.stil dont think jaque's that fast tho.just ran good angles and is a hard guy to bring down..

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(u-p)rick May 01, 2010 10:52 pm

guys, you are so ridiculous...is anyone saying 'lets crucify and black list fourie because he obstructed' ? NO....

this is a site for picking apart and appreciatig rugby....and to basically look at the details...yet you say....ah, south african, try, must be amazing...no faults...if there are faults then ignore them......

how about this one time, when it comes to opinions and comments, you ALL forget SH NH...you all forget ANY NATIONALITY, ...and just watch...

and ofcourse, if you felt there was some obstruction then say it....and dont deny it people...however slight or minor, it was still obstruction...

YETTT...retards...i hope you've read this far!...it does not mean his efforts and tries were not good tries...if someone says forward pass then look at it, and actually put your opinion...

If i say obstruction and you say 'ooohhhemmmmgeeee stop picking it apart, just appreciate it' then that makes you sound like such a fag....honestly...just say, 'yeh true, luckily he didnt get caught...'

i mean, we ALL know Mccaw lives on the edge of the laws....so when he does something dodgy, and we acknowledge it, but the ref does not, doesnt that mean we are 'appreciating' his work ?!?

geeeez....

feel like i've connected to footballdump.com or something...

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GED May 02, 2010 12:18 am

Fourie is deceptively fast for a big guy......but I agree that it was obstruction for the 2nd try. Still both good tries though.

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Reds FTW May 02, 2010 12:44 am

the first one has to be the individual try of the season so far

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 1:32 am

what the fuck is wrong with you all. you all complain about the tries in the super 14 when its obvious your just jealous of the quality compared to NH rugby. they were both awesome, perfectly legal tries!!!
jaque fourie= best centre in the world

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 1:53 am

Notice how you always get cunts who try and deny a try scored by a South African? What's wrong, can't BOD score something like this? That's because BOD is a fat pig, while Fourie is the best in the world.

Oh and Fourie used to be a wing, so yeah, he is actually very quick for a centre.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 1:54 am

Wow, look at some of these jealous comments.

Jaque Fourie has a world cup winners medal draped around his bull-like neck, so whatever.

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Gavin May 02, 2010 3:21 am

It doens't matter how small the contact was, it was still obstruction on the second try. Though as someone pointed out, fair play to him for getting away with it; the best players (and especially flankers) in the world do this all the time. First try was incredibly running and poor defence, but you can only play waht is in front of you. Fourie still isn't better than BOD though, close but not yet.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 4:04 am

No obstruction, some people are so pedantic, always looking for negatives.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 4:32 am

i say this as an australian fan of rugby:
two brilliant trys from one of my favorite players. fourie is one of the best centers around today. btw NH rugby fans, maybe your just complaining because there were try's scored and not all the points came from penalty goals?

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frog legs May 02, 2010 4:38 am

During the Leinster-Toulouse game, BOD clearly ran a line that could've been called for obstruction (the Toulouse crowd wanted it called, for sure). How many of the same wieners calling Fourie's try would've wanted BOD's called as well?

Something I'd like to see is O'Driscoll and Fourie both playing for the same Baa Baas side one of these days. As far as I know, they've never played on the same side, have they?

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 5:28 am

I'm hoping for a Stormers v Reds final. 2 most entertaining teams in the comp and both playing with a ton of heart and guts.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 5:32 am

9. Genia or Parra
10. Carter
11. Habana
12. Jauzion
13. Fourie or BOD
14. Bowe
15. Poitrenaud

how's that for a backline?

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 5:55 am

I honestly believe Fourie has been the best 13 in world rugby the past two years, even better than BOD.
Taking their careers to date though, one has to say that BOD has been the premier 13 in world rugby the past decade. The fact that it is still a very legitimate claim to pronounce him the best current 13 in world, speaks volumes. Personally, its Fourie for me, for his overall value to the team. Anyone want to suggest a current 12 on par with these 2?

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 6:28 am

if the carter take down fourie, i think it is an obstruction. and if fourie has been tackled, then it is no try. carter should be more commited on tackling his marker

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 7:07 am

BOD has captained the Lions three times, all to SERIES LOSSES. He was also the captain in the 2007 world cup, and we all know what happened there. (Georgia beating Ireland and kicking them out in the group stages)

Jaque Fourie literally beat half the Crusaders team (considering the Crusaders are the 2nd best defensive team in the competition)

BOD has never been the same after Umaga dominated him in a tackle and broke his neck.

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yuri May 02, 2010 7:27 am

Yeah, anonymous, BOD is a no-good player, since he has lost games, too.

I mean, you don't sound like a complete cock or anything at all.

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sebastian May 02, 2010 7:41 am

jaque fourie is pure class

this years crusaders wingers look like kids playin alongside men

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 8:35 am

easily the best 13 in the world. it's a shame the mighty stormers don't get to play the winner of the heineken cup. i'm sure they'd put 50 on, say, munster.

super 14: untouchable

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FrankyH May 02, 2010 9:57 am

Oh my god some of you guys are delusional. Fourie was a dummy runner ffs, and even made an effort to get out of Carters way, so how the f*ck is that obstruction??!

Look at the first angle and you'll see how he tried to stop so he didn't make any contact. Carter barely broke stride and was nowhere near Januarie, although he did give him a nice shove after he'd passed the ball.

Where should Fourie have gone?! He was running a dummy run, and then basically just staying in support. Should he have just stayed standing in his own half rather?

Some of you internet warriors need to get out and play more.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 10:21 am

No obstruction in the 2nd try, stop trying to deny this man of his talent.

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Frenchy May 02, 2010 1:06 pm

Did he smoked half the Crusaders team?....amazing try.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 1:38 pm

awesome try, stop bickering, all complainers from these comments don't play rugby because the game is such a free flowing game that if you stop it at points during play you will always find a fault, but its the beauty of the game and if we didn't have it we'd have League instead and that's not the aim of Union!!

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Wessel May 02, 2010 2:54 pm

Fourie is smoking. I'm loving Aplon's stepping as well this season. He and Lambie shaping up the be the best SA fullbacks.

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jpm May 02, 2010 3:03 pm

@9.07 am

How many factual cock ups can you bget in one posting!??

BOD has captained the Lions once not 3 times.

(In 2001 it was Johnno and in 2009 it was POC).

Ireland beat Georgia.

and Umgaga did not break BOD's neck in a tackle.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:09 pm

FOURIE IS THE BEST - He is just so poweful and so commited to scoring tries - no one can bring him down. For me he is the best 13 in world rugby at the moment. The crusaders are one of the best defensive teams in the comp and he smoked them, didn't realise he was that fast!!! 2nd try - no obstruction - get over it, that was a bril try by the stormers and how good is there no 15?? He has got to get a bok start this year!!

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:21 pm

Aa a NZ supporter I have to say this guy is damn good, give credit where it is due!

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:25 pm

Come on guys, I was at the baa baa match and to be honest -when this guy touches the ball - things happen and it was on this day that I realised how good he is, just because you don't like the fact that he wears a bottle-green jumper most of the time doesn't mean you cannot give credit where it is due. I'm not fond of the boks either but damn they do have some talent down there. Look how small the crusaders backs look in comparison to Fourie - it's laughable really..One of my fav players this and this coming from an England supporter!

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Both brilliant and legal tries - two of the best tries i have seen all season, another Jacque Fourie try which will be try of the season or year - possibly??

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:32 pm

Can't believe some people are still talking about the lions test??? just jealous because this exact same guy scored the try which sunk the lions - get over it!!!

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 3:37 pm

Can't wait for Bulls v Stormers!!!!

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 5:55 pm

most under-rated centre in world rugby, relentless in abilty to score tries when the tryline is in view.
Try of the year 2009, world cup winner, very very deceptive pace.

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Steve-o May 02, 2010 6:42 pm

Imagine having this guy in your team! That was class, pure class.

Watch him after Habana got tackled in the build up to the first try, he was standing out Grant, saw the defence line gap and then shifted inside Grant. Good vision, good running line, pace, determination. Fantastic.

BTW LOL @ the calls for obstruction in the 2nd try.

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Anonymous May 02, 2010 7:32 pm

28 Tries in 54(13 of bench) games for the Boks. Regarded as the best defensive organizer in SA. Contributes great deal to stormers' excellent defence. Class All-round player.

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Flanker May 02, 2010 8:20 pm

dont you noticed that he is now more buffed up than ever?

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les bleus May 03, 2010 12:34 am

Stuart Dickinson is a prick, very suspect refing in this game. Barely any penalties went Crusaders way and infact he only had one penalty kick at goal, which he missed, compared to Grants 9 penalty kicks?

It was just terrible refing, some were alright calls like the high tackle by Thorn, but the yellow card for Read? The penalties against Read? Mccaw? I'm sure he was bribed for that game, never have I seen such a one sided game in my life.

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Congb May 03, 2010 4:38 am

@Les blues
I didn't see the game so I won't comment on the refing for that one but I will say that in general this Super 14 season has seen some VERY questionable refing.
I think SANZA will be talking to all the refs after this season.

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Gavin May 03, 2010 9:23 am

ok, firstly, i want to clarify. Jaques Fourie is a quality centre, one of the best around. His first try is exceptional. No doubt. The qeustion on the second over crossing is simply this, did the ball carrier run behind him as he blocked a player from potentially making a tackle, and the answer is yes. It isn't a question of the amount of contact made or the slowing down of the tackler. Nor is it a question of whether he was a dummy runner or not. A dummy runner can still run, make contact with a defender and not be blocking. In this the ball carrier crosses behind fourie and a defender is prevented from potentially reaching the ball carrier. Still an excellent and well worked try, simply a small piece of technical crossing due to the timing of the runs that made the gap for the full back a little bigger and a little easier to go through. No doubting the class of fourie, or his supporting line off the full back to enable him to finish the try.

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Madflyhalf May 03, 2010 9:59 am

Hope to see Fourie in Bok n.13 and not Jacobs!
I'd like to see Tiaan Liebenberg and Duane Vermeulen too with Springbok jersey!

Hopefully not against Italy! :D

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Anonymous May 03, 2010 10:04 am

I bet les bleus is a kiwi. They were penalized because they were cheating. It was McCaw's 100th super rugby game and he wanted to win desperately and would do anything to win, even his usual cheating.

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Madflyhalf May 03, 2010 10:07 am

2nd try: the first camera allows you to see there's a small contanct between JF and Carter (?), but there is no obstruction: crusaders player continues running his difensive line!
Actually the error comes from the CRU player outside him, who runs into Januarie opening a big hole for Aplon.
Aplon runs into it with a lot of pace, and then it's simple to finish!

Great movement from Stomers! They're my favourite SA team! I think they could beat every european team, their defence is awsome from the basics: tackling is extremely aggressive and accurate! And it's a team who can attack very well with all 15 men!

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cheis May 03, 2010 10:25 am

who said empty stadiums in SH?

;)

great tries

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Scotty Donaldson May 03, 2010 11:57 am

Fourie is a classy player and really adds to the Stormers backline. I do think that Stuart Dickinson had another mediocre match in this one, but at the same time, the Stormers were easily the better side. Some of the Crusaders defence was uncharacteristically poor. Hopefully they can bounce back for the sake of New Zealand rugby this weekend, otherwise it will be an all South African final!

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Ireland for WC 2011 May 03, 2010 12:06 pm

absolutely,100%,NOT obstruction for the second try.
perfectly executed loop,that was all.we see johnny sexton and BOD do that every week in the NH,and yet they rarely have the class to finish the move off.fair play to aplon,great pace

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Les Bleus May 03, 2010 1:11 pm

Congb said...

@Les blues
I didn't see the game so I won't comment on the refing for that one but I will say that in general this Super 14 season has seen some VERY questionable refing.
I think SANZA will be talking to all the refs after this season.


Yeah, Super 14 has been terrible. Like the Crusaders vs Hurricanes game, the ref gave two tries to the Crusaders which shouldn't have been, any idiot with a rulebook and eyes could see.

The Waratahs vs Brumbies game was a bit dodgy, not the try to AAC, but the constant penalties against the Brumbies which weren't.

Overall it has been pretty slack this year in terms of refing.

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jps May 03, 2010 2:11 pm

jaque fourie = Iron man

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Anonymous May 03, 2010 5:18 pm

I rate this guy - BIG TIME, he would be in my world team anyday!!

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Anonymous May 03, 2010 10:57 pm

I don't think I've ever watched a season of rugby where I haven't thought the refs sucked Les Blues, it's just an unfortunate part of the game.

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Anonymous May 03, 2010 11:45 pm

Oh yeah, South African crowds are always full (Unless you're the Cheetahs, Lions)

Sharks - Bulls was packed even in pouring rain.

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Tom May 04, 2010 2:43 am

The Aussie crowds have been decent recently too, 40,000 for Waratahs vs Brumbies, 30,000 for Reds vs Stormers and 20,000 for Force vs Saders.
This week the Brumbies got 20,000 again vs Reds.

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Hennie May 04, 2010 5:12 am

@Joost. Yes Jacque Fourie is the best 13 in SA so I don't know what your comment regarding Wynand Olivier is about as he is an inside centre?!

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Anonymous May 04, 2010 11:26 am

Dan he's good... like someone said before - he was born in the wrong country...

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Shaft May 04, 2010 11:40 am

^ what does that even mean? You wish he was playing for your team, or something more sinister?

I wish Dan Carter was born in my country. Maybe BOD too. Hell, I'll take Richie McCaw, Caucau, and Jauzion while we're at it. They were obviously all born in the wrong countries too.

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Madflyhalf May 04, 2010 1:46 pm

Richie who?!

Keep McCaw, I take Schalk and Heinrich!!! :D

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themull May 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Class player....One of the best around at the moment and still pretty young....He seems to have bulked up to, but kept his pace which an added bonus....I'd still have Bod beofore him but man you wouldnt be complaining if he was in your team....
As usual Super 14 is prodicing some great rugby this year as is the HC and hopefully everyone's enjoyng it...

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Greiffel May 05, 2010 7:11 am

^ Well said

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