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The players, teams , issues involved with the Rugby World Cup 2015


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Feeling depressed because of the Springboks

Players that played so well in Superugby looked terrible against an out of form Wales. Springbok rugby is in an awful way…….it needs to be fixed.

I feel a bit embarrassed for writing an article bigging up Rohan Janse van Rensburg because he had a bad game. His first Superugby game wasn’t good either and then he made a comeback and became one of the stand-out players in Superugby.

I am sure most Bok supporters are feeling the pain as this year comes to an end. It has been awful.

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Top try scoring teams in the November tests

How many tries has each team scored so far in the November tests?

New Zealand  23

England            13

Ireland               13

Australia            11

France                 10

Argentina           10

Japan                      9

Canada                   7

Wales                     6

Tonga                    6

By the way South Africa have scored 4. Any ideas of what the Springboks are not doing? Maybe we need some fairytale rugby.


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‘Modern rugby’coaches, 9th place Heyneke Meyer

I contradict myself don’t I? I have just written a post claiming Heyneke Meyer was the 2nd placed ‘Domkrag’ coach now I write one saying he was a ‘Modern rugby’ coach.  The three tests the Springboks played against the All Blacks in Johannesburg in 2013, 2014 and 2015 were all quality performances where South Africa played a much more attacking brand than what we are used to. In addition to those performances was an outstanding victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane in 2013. Brisbane a city where South Africa had not beaten Australia since 1971 Continue reading