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RWC 2019 Stuff: Of Conspiracies, Refs, Laws, Race & Whingers,

Rugby World Cup Stuff Of Conspiracies, Refs, Laws, Race & Whingers,  I am not quite sure where to start with this week’s comments about...

Rugby and the Theory of Evolution

Rugby and the Theory of Evolution I received an e-mail from Australia a couple of days ago. Sent by Charlotte Hunter on behalf of Weight Watchers Australia, or WW Australia as the are now known. She offered me...

Rest In Peace Chester Williams

Rest In Peace Chester Williams It is with huge sadness that we must report that the 1995 World Cup-winning legend Chester Williams has passed away.

Rest In Peace James Small.

Rest In Peace James Small. James Small has passed away at the age of just 50 years. Small passed away on Wednesday morning, 10 July...

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...

The Great Farming Scandal

The Great Farming Scandal On a recent road-trip we stopped off in one of the towns that I had once called home earlier in my life.  As is usual when...

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 We Play This Game

Why We Play This Game By Rupert McCall When the battle scars have fadedAnd the truth becomes a lieAnd the weekend smell of linimentCould almost make you cry.

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...
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Quo Vadis? Part Two – World Rugby’s Explanation………

After the furore of the last few days, World Rugby has moved quickly in an attempt to clarify their thinking about the proposed new World Rugby League. They have released a statement...

Quo Vadis World Rugby?

Whither Goest Thou World Rugby? The World Rugby League You may recall in September last year, when we spoke of a possible new World...

Those Marvellous Jerseys

Those Marvellous Jerseys I can imagine the presentation to the blazers who run rugby while feeding off rugby’s communal trough, set up as post-match buffet tables in the...

Adapt, or Die!

Rugby's Dilemma: Adapt, or Die! Two weeks ago I watched England and Ireland battering away at each other in the 2019 Six Nations. The record books show that...

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.

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...

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