2014

At the conclusion of the 2014 Super 15 season

At the conclusion of the 2014 S15 season I posted an article title “Where To Now Super Rugby” in which I set out some of my concerns regarding the future of Super Rugby. Where To Now Super Rugby?

The Rugby Championships 2014 – A Statistical Review

The Rugby Championships 2014 – A Statistical Review   The Rugby Championship, contested between Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, has been in existence for three years. Over this period, there has been one constant:    The domination of the tournament...

A final thought for 2014

As Langebaan beckons us southwards in a couple of days, with the mountain air of Piketberg to follow, my mind turns away from rugby and on to matters far more mundane - decisions about what to braai this evening...

Referees on Referees

The SA Rugby Referee's Society held it's annual Pat-Ourselves-On-The-Back Awards ceremony recently. Chairman of the SA Rugby Referees' Society, Steve Meintjes, made presentations to members who had achieved exceptionally.

A Big Man Gone

With the end-of-year looming and all the focus being on travel plans and the like I missed a most important event, and the chance to pay tribute tp one of the great unsung heroes of the world of rugby.

How much is too much?

have often wondered about the current trend or system of referees constantly chatting to the players during a game of rugby. Watching the video of Dylan Hartley being red carded in the Premiership final for verbal abuse of the ref brought it back to the front burner in my somewhat cluttered mind.

Dylan Hartley’s Stamping On Vermeulen

My Dad and I had our usual post-test postmortem discussion yesterday evening. He brought up an interesting point...

The Olympics 2014 Some Afterthoughts

Seventeen consecutive days of Olympic Games have passed, finally, into history. Athletes have returned home to their adoring fans and huge numbers of opportunistic politicians jumping aboard the Olympic Express to gain some reflected glory from the successes of the athletes.

Where to now for Super Rugby?

Where To Now Super Rugby? August 2014   The 2014 season is over, and it is time to take stock of Super Rugby and where this much-hyped competition is going.   I have come to the sad conclusion that the Super Rugby Series...

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