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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...

Jake White’s Chequebook!

Jake White is currently the coach at Montpellier – he has been there since December 2014 when he replaced former French captain Fabien Galthie as coach. Once again he walked out of a contract...
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Judicial Jokers

Judicial Jokers I have previously been strongly critical of Sanzaar’s judicial processes and the leniency of sanctions applied to those who transgress the rules and laws of the game of rugby. I have written about the issue on numerous occasions...

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...

Post Mortem – 2017 International Rugby Season

The 2017 International season is over. It ended in Cardiff as the Springboks yet again surrendered supremacy to a team they should have beaten easily. Strangely, I am not really disappointed. But I am really really saddened.

Allister Coetzee vs SARU

  Allister Coetzee vs SARU To say that Allister Coetzee is a bit miffed at the moment, would be understating things, just a little. Somewhat like suggesting that some Japanese bombers and torpedo planes arriving over Pearl Harbour in 1941 was...

So SANZAAR…. At last…… It is all clear…. As mud!

So SANZAAR…. At last…… It is all clear…. As mud! 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. A nice team...

Wallaby Legend in Trouble

Wallaby Legend in Trouble Wallabies legend George Smith has been arrested in Japan for refusing to pay a taxi bill and then allegedly physically assaulting the driver. Smith is currently playing his club rugby for Tokyo-based Suntory Sungoliath who confirmed the...

Where Is Average Joe?

  Where is Average Joe? Thoughts About The Game Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone Long time ago Where have all the flowers gone Girls have picked them every one When will they every learn? When will they every learn? Pete...

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.

Good Bye the Foreign Legion?

Good Bye the Foreign Legion? Those that have read my scribblings over the last three years will know that I have been and am totally opposed to the...

Rugby At The Crossroads.

Rugby At The Crossroads. Back in 1986 Columbia Pictures released a movie, Crossroads, that was to become an iconic film of the age, celebrating blues music, while telling the tale of a legendary musician, Robert Johnson, who had sold his...

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.

World Cup 2015 under the Microscope

The news headlines have screamed the good news in the days since the end of the Rugby World Cup of 2015. There can be no doubt that Rugby World Cup 2015 was a huge success both on and off the field.

Super Rugby 2017 Team of the Year

Now that the dust has settled on the last-ever 18-team Super Rugby campaign, it seems that every scribe, media hack, blogger, and scribbler in the game of rugby has to sit down and choose their Team of the Year.

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