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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

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Domkrag Coaches, 9th place Pieter de Villiers

Pieter de Villiers said some strange things at press conferences but when he was coach of the Springboks they won a series against the British and Irish Lions and was coach when the Springboks beat the All Blacks in New Zealand compared to the current state of Springbok rugby most of us supporters long for that kind of success now. Continue reading


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Domkrag coaches, 10th place Nick Mallet

Shock, shock, horror!!! How could I accuse Nick Mallet of being a Domkragger?!! Nick has been vocal in his support of the Lions modern way of playing and highly critical of the teams playing Domkrag. Continue reading