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Andries Coetzee has reinvented the wheel with inexplicable passing technique

Say what you will about his passing style, but Coetzee had an absolute cracker of a first game of the season last Saturday. Hardly put a foot wrong. Hope the Bok selectors are paying attention.

1 Day, 19 Hours ago

Young Lions winger scores stunning Super Rugby Try of the Week on debut

Good game, with the usual early season rust. Suddenly there are all sorts of midfield and wing options in SA rugby. Also, the "light" Lions pack was shoving the Sharks scrum all over the place, but then giving away half their own line-out ball. The tall Sharks lock, Ruan Botha, had a field day on the opposition throw-in.

3 Days, 16 Hours ago

That passionate post match interview that shocked and amused fans globally

And for the big bearded Afrikaans fella to captain a victorious Wits University, the pinnacle of English chin-stroking placard waving socialist academia against Tuks, the bastion of brutal Afrikaans university rugby, makes this extra special.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Referee has Georgian handbags under control, or so he thinks

Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through...

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Suspension avoided despite this bad case of Faf de Klerk petulance

New tactic going forward: Pass the ball to an opposition player who has just been penalised or carded and is clearly not happy with the decision. You'll have better than 50/50 odds of him tossing it away and being summarily re-carded.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Fiji defy belief with unbelievable display of skill in epic Hamilton 7s final

I missed that one. The missus frowns upon me spending most of the weekend on the couch. Makes it hard for her to tell the kids they've had enough telly :)

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Allister Coetzee is officially out, but SA Rugby refuse to name successor

Under Coetzee the Springboks lost:
57-15 to the All Blacks at home
57 - 0 to the All blacks away
38-3 to Ireland
20-18 to Italy
Any one of those results should have cost him his job.
Worst Bok coach ever, and we've had some extraordinarily poor ones.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Fiji defy belief with unbelievable display of skill in epic Hamilton 7s final

What a great final. I'm obviously disappointed that my side lost, but that second half performance by Fiji was unbelievable. Those final passes for the last two tries were just sublime. I used to be a little dismissive of Sevens (as I still am of T20 cricket) but I've changed my tune in recent years. I love it now.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

Still sounds a bit hectic for my liking. I'll wait for it to come out on Wii.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

Pffft. Tackle was a beaut. As was his subsequent reaction to the pumped up tool who ran in to dish out retribution. Seriously, anyone taking exception to a tackle like this must piss right off to another sport. Has any rugby player ever suffered any of the horrendous life threatening injuries we're always told accompanies this "lifting the legs beyond the horizontal" nonsense?

4 Months, 1 Week ago