Great, piece Kimbo. Thanks for giving us the Kiwi hindsight view of this game and consequent recent spin-offs.
I always enjoy your views but this response I rate as a splendid one; probably your best one so […]
Wow, quite a write-up on Jardon, Kimbo. You must be a fan .
Seriously, I appreciate where you are coming from. There still is a bit of an anti academic attitude in NZ. Post graduate studies for instances is […]
‘Was that something Lochner talked about in the years afterwards?’
No Lochner as far as I can see never mention it. There is reference to it in the subscripts of quite a few of the newspaper pictures I have of […]
“I will always feel that the South African selectors took the New Zealand Universities team too lightly.”
I also sense that was the case. Maxwell Price (the SA journo on tour with the team) wrote that they (the […]
Yes, the key is finding the balance between playing safe and taking risk. We South Africans look at the way NZ play and feel frustrated with our team’s safety laden approach. It is when you read Jardon that you […]
Interesting how he refers to the ‘terrible three’ in refering to De Wilzem, Pickard and Starke.
Also very interesting the fact that the coach decided on running with the ball because Lochner, Retief and […]
Lovely maxim. The more you think about it the more it has a ring of truth.
Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed it. As for the commemoration of our rugby past I have no lofty goals with this blog or my website (see here: http://springbokrugby.webs.com/). It’s sort of a hobby; I like rugby and […]
Great remarks, Kimbo. I was not aware that Brain was Sean’s father.
While reading and listening to commentary (McCarthy) about this match I sensed that the elaborate appreciation of this match had something to […]
Yes, I can just imagine the frustration. No more sleep after such a game. I was too young at that stage to listen to it (in fact not even born) but would have been irritable for the rest of the day (if not next […]
I think is Kirkham (looking at the team). Daruis Botha did not play.
It will be absolutely awesome if you can access the info on the 1991 match. I would just love to add it here.
Thanks I got that info on the link and included in a table.
Thanks Al. I’ll make some adjustment to the text.
The espnscrum link will provide you with a team sheet. I have a list of the entire tour group which I found in book but unfortunately no team photo. If you do find one I would like a copy.
I got extremely annoyed with Jantjies during the match because of his tactical kicking. You are right he didn’t utilize the wind at all and some of his kick were to high and got blown in field.
If they did try […]
Yes they were poor in the line out and we’re outmuscled at the breakdowns. Everytime they tried to run the ball they were blown off the ball once they went into contact. They were slow in support at the tackle […]
Was it Bekker or Fourie who at fault for he horrendous line out performance? Bekker calling is at fault but Fourie’s almost never found his targets.
Great point. The tactical kicking of the Stormers was very poor. Wrong kicks for the conditions and just down field punts with no direction or strategic thinking behind it. When Groom came up it was a bit better […]