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It’s Broken!!

It's Broken!! Sanzaar’s Judicial Review System Is Broken!   Sanzaar’s Judicial Review system comes under the spotlight again. Their most recent forays into dispensing “justice” has again raised the hackles of rugby enthusiasts across the world. Wildly disparate sentences, strange decisions regarding a...

The Springbok Team and the 2015 RWC

The entire rugby world was waiting for Friday afternoon and the announcement of both the South African and English rugby squads for the looming Rugby World Cup event.

Bill’s Rugby Awards 2018

Bill’s Rugby Awards 2018 It is that time of the year again. The southern hemisphere shuts down for the summer. Those who can, head for the beaches, rivers, and swimming holes to beat the heat. Up north they are battening...

Rugby in the Age of Technology.

Rugby in the Tech Age.   Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a game. A sport, and they called it rugby. Rugby was a simple game, played on green fields and open spaces, hard baked...

Oh Captain, My Captain

Jean de Villiers has quit the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad after breaking his jaw in the game against Samoa. He has also announced his immediate retirement from international rugby...

French Fried Rugby

  French Fried Rugby I was looking at some very interesting statistics the other day. England have played 974 international games since 1872, they have won 553 of those games drawn 236, and lost 183. Oh, by the way, these are the stats...

Open Forum 23/1/2018 (UPDATE) – Have your say Here

Hello! Look over to your right under your login options you'll see our newly added forum index (We're calling it 'The Clubhouse') There you find 'The Scrum' where you can open any topics and comment on other's. Subject to...

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...

It Is Not All Wine & Roses In The Premiership!

It Is Not All Wine & Roses In The Premiership! There are those that constantly bemoan the precarious financial position of the rugby teams and unions in the...

Why Are The All Blacks So Good?

The New Zealand Rugby team, known to one and all as the All Blacks, are the most successful sports team in history, across all sports. They have a better win ratio than Brazil in football or Australia in cricket.

Quo Vadis, Stormers?

Quo Vadis, Stormers? Coaching Blues…. As the middle of the Super Rugby season passes us, and the final stretches of the competition loom, another season kicks off. It is the season of speculation. Speculation about coaches and their coaching futures. When results are poor,...

RIP Lourens Oberholzer

Lourens Oberholzer We bid farewell to Lourens Oberholzer, former SA Schools (1982), Western Transvaal, and Transvaal player who passed away at the age of 54, in Dubai.

SANZAAR Restructuring

Finally, SANZAAR have confirmed what has been something of an open secret for some weeks. South Africa will lose two Super Franchises, and Australia will lose one.

Time to Pick The Boks

Time For The Pick-A-Bok Show To all intents and purposes, Super Rugby 2019 is done and dusted. Two South African teams soldiered on into the quarterfinal playoffs, while the other two had a...

It’s Broken! Fix It!

It’s Broken! Fix It! When you see a storm brewing outside, when those heavy bellied purple clouds are stacking up, and the lightning is flashing continuously as the thunder gets louder and louder, closer and closer, you would be a...

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