One of Meyer’s most proven points is his backing of players and rigidity in thinking. Proof of this can be found both in his time at the Bulls and the Tigers in Europe. He is naturally pragmatic and has a strong […]
In fairness the Griquas never really turned up. Their pack was willing, but there was no composure in their play. The Sharks are looking good though and the key to much of the Sharks success across all […]
I will remember this Saturday morning for a long time, sadly for all the reasons I wouldn’t want to. To beat the All Blacks in New Zealand is a rare feat for any team, but the Springboks will rue this game that […]
While I agree with many of your ratings I think you may have missed the big dark fella in the No.1 jersey who toiled at the coalface and did much of the grunt work that kept the All Blacks in check. Mtawarira […]
Amla is really establishing himself as a great cricketer and he is a decent chap too. Long may his rich form continue!
Some food for thought. I think De Villiers needs to play or 12 or not play. What a poser for Meyer?
Bringing Vermeulen in gives him a real 8th man and for my money Duane should start alongside Alberts and […]
How does a team ranked in the top 3 in the world find a way to play to their opponents strengths? Wait a minute, the Argentinians play a very similar style to the Boks and always have. They have tasted success by […]
Some points of interest regarding one Brent Robert Russel. He was born in Port Elizabeth, attended St Stithians Primary School (JHB) and Selborne College (East London). He then attended the University of Cape Town […]
Kings will need to look at loan deals or perhaps abroad. Spending power may be a problem and I am sure there aren’t too many players that will be free agents.
I have to agree with this comment, the Lions have had some mountains to climb in the last few years and it hasn’t been easy. The sad thing is that players like Jacques Fourie, Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik were […]
Clearly a passionate Lions fan!! Too bad that is all they achieved in Super Rugby in 16 years!!
Have to agree that the Lions were always going to be in the firing line, the point here is the Lions did not force SARU’s hand through results and made themselves an easy candidate for exclusion. I certainly don’t […]
Blaming SARU alone for the demise of the Lions is a stretch, poor administration by the Union itself has been just as damaging. The Cats debacle was a low point in Lions history, but if the Cheetahs can recover […]
My humble apologies to the Lions fans, Transvaal did indeed win the 1993 competition. I have duly corrected.
The Lions-Kings saga has created some very heated debate at times and the word “merit” seems to be particularly popular. Regardless of the Kings claims to Super Rugby inclusion, I find myself questioning the Lions […]
At last there is a decision and yes it is far from the ideal situation, but in reality the Lions last finished in the top 10 in 2001. Surely a union with a proud heritage should be doing better than that? I for […]
Sporting genius and exceptional talent are not commodities that are easily found, but in every sporting generation there are those that simply stand proud of all others. These individuals are often not only great […]
I really believe we have amazing talent and when I look at the Wallaby squad in particular the luxury of debate over a specified position shows that our talent factory is still in full swing. Europe is full of […]
Can’t agree more with the sentiments surrounding these two players, the game requires a better skill set and perhaps there is no surprise that the removal of Fourie du Preez (a truly world-class player) seems to […]
With Heyneke Meyer having announced his Springbok squad for the Rugby Championships with only a single foreign based player in Ruan Pienaar, I thought I would look at a selection of those that missed out due to […]