I was meditating on a few thoughts when one came to mind. Why do we waste our talent? Why should the sterling be the main reason why players leave our shores? And why can’t the IRB do what Fifa does when International soccer are played and clear players for their irrespective countries?
The inclusion of Ruan Pienaar can backfire. Make no mistake that he is a gifted and talented player and he can add value to any team he plays in. Whatever happened to consistency though? Frans Steyn has played a few steady games in the past couple of months and seems like the current answer on fullback. I will say that Zane Kirchner is far from ready and needs more Currie Cup. It feels like Ruan’s downfall began when Jake White and a certain Ozzy prefered him in the pivotal position. Snor was under the same impression and thus began the downward spiral in Pienaar’s game.
There is no turning back for this kid and eventhough it goes against everything I believe in, I have to feel for him, so the only thing for him to do is to stick it out, improve in whatever position they play him in and strive to do his best. Should Fourie Du Preez can’t play, either play Ruan there or anybody else then Tubby January. You must also feel for Kankowski, who not long ago was the inform number 8 in this country. It must be a shame because you are not bringing back a player(in Schalk) but rather a out of form, ill disciplined player who has not seen a lot of topflight rugby this season. For good measure you could even stick Kanko and Spies on the field at the same time.
Soon you will see Kanko leaving our shores just because they prefer to play a “name” infront of form. I think that this is the biggest shame today. Anyway I hope you all enjoy the rugga tomorrow morning and the rest of the afternoon for that matter.
A serious of events has sparked a return to blogland. It’s not a matter of “I told you so” but rather a case of being too busy to put down thoughts on black and white but REM is back for now so to a particular person in mind, shut up and listen!!
In recent weeks our Antilopean counterparts has critisized the way we play winning rugby. In the same breath they have sunk to levels, not even Zinzan Brooke thought possible. Hard to believe that before the Tri Nations kicked off, Australia were favourites but now they are bottom last and looks like they will suffer their fourth defeat of the campaign. Rod Kaefer, Phil Kearns, Graham Henry and Ian Jones are all wankers. Why change a winning formula that gaurantees you results and gives you your points?
Australia seems to be coming loose after losing the Ashes. Well done to England. To think that they needed some South African blood to win back a urn. Very original and diplomatic. The English press are making a huge deal out of this, it’s as if they won the World Cup or something. I would say that to some the Ashes is a huge deal and I for one would say that it sometimes shows the health and direction of Test Cricket but at times they can play the dullest boring cricket I have ever seen. Bring on the Summer tour so we can show them how to properly play cricket.
Caster is a story I don’t want to get in to. She destroyed her opponents in the final and is worthy of a Gold Medal. Now why all the fuss? Is it because of her skin colour or from where she is from? Years ago many said that 800m legend Maria Matola was built like a man but nobody questioned the issue. The IAAF can get into serious trouble just because the whole story leaked. Currently a probe is underway but I don’t see any headwaves being made about this. We as Saffas should support this girl like we do all our athletes and sport stars.
The Habana move to Cape Town has caused some problems not just for the Springbok winger but for the Western Province Rugby Union. The problem is one that has been escalating in the Province since Rugby turned professional. This is also one of the main reasons I don’t support them. Point being that they would rather pay millions of rands to a winger when they need forwards and can get them in their development programmes from School age and by the time they are ready to face Currie cup they are well trained, well skilled and bloody good! Ignoring your province’s players lures them to other unions.
This morning on Good Hope FM, Nigel Pearce, controversial Radio personality made a point that stands it’s merits. We are the Number one ranked Test Cricket side, number one ODI Cricket side, number one Test rugby side, number one Sevens rugby side, number one provincial team in the Southern hemisphere. Not bad for a third world country in Africa!!