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CAN THE BULLS WIN A SEMI AT ORLANDO STADIUM

March 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Bulls are top of the S14 log and have a game in hand. If they can keep form and start defending a bit the Bulls may have a home Semi and even a final. But as Loftus is one of  the fifa venues the Bulls will play at Orlando stadium in Soweto. The Bulls have only won 2 semis and both were at Loftus.

Well at least for the Bulls it will still be played at altitude ( a fact that certainly helped them this year) so it will still be quite difficult for overseas teams. But will the team gel at Orlando stadium when everything is so unfamiliar? Will the Loftus crowd travel to Soweto? Only time will tell.

The Bulls team will be supporting the SWC but how many of their fans will now that their team are being kicked out of their home venue??

Luckily the only other SA team that has this problem is the Lions and they don’t have to worry to much about a home semi.

CAN THE BULLS WIN A SEMI AT ORLANDO STADIUM

March 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Bulls are top of the S14 log and have a game in hand. If they can keep form and start defending a bit the Bulls may have a home Semi and even a final. But as Loftus is one of  the fifa venues the Bulls will play at Orlando stadium in Soweto. The Bulls have only won 2 semis and both were at Loftus.

Well at least for the Bulls it will still be played at altitude ( a fact that certainly helped them this year) so it will still be quite difficult for overseas teams. But will the team gel at Orlando stadium when everything is so unfamiliar? Will the Loftus crowd travel to Soweto? Only time will tell.

The Bulls team will be supporting the SWC but how many of their fans will now that their team are being kicked out of their home venue??

Luckily the only other SA team that has this problem is the Lions and they don’t have to worry to much about a home semi.

England Scotland draw!!

March 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

Now I’m no Shakespeare and was waiting for someone to write about this. 

Can any one believe that old Kich’s (aka Frances) team the Mighty England has drawn to Scotland and was pretty lucky at that. 

The Scots wooden spoon front runners in 6N and 10 th on IRB rankings. All the talk of the English being better than the Irish and the Scots, colonising them and fornicating with their virgin brides. Only to draw against them. Poor old Kich he faces the Frogs next in Paris. 

SAD DAY TO BE A LION

March 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Well I will start with this luckily I am not a Lions supporter. It  was hard to watch part of the game during my lunch break unfortunately it was the second half. 

The Lions was useless and although the ref and touch judge did not help them a lot with again some dubious decisions the Lions did not even look interested.

I am just going to say one thing if you are a shit rugby side like the Lions obviously is at the moment than there is one thing you can do that does not take a lot of skill just determination and practice with some guts. DEFEND!!!!!!!!!!! 

It is easy play the basics: scrum hard ; drive hard ; kick when in your own terretory and defend like your life depends on it.

But NO Dick and his staff think it is a great idea to play touch rugby and it may sometimes work on attack (I say some times because when you drop the ball your whole defence is disorganized) . The only problem is that when you touch a guy when you are defending it does not stop them. 

I think with this attatude towards defending aka like real english rugby players the Lions will find it hard to win a game.

Dick should forget about attack and just practice defence for the rest of the S14.

I think at this stage Maties vs The Lions will be a better match up.

I am so angry and I don’t even support the Lions so for all the Lions supporters I feel your pain. 

So to easy Lions pain I have found this.

Hope this cheer you up  a bit.

Stormers & Cheetahs and the refs

March 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Stormers score was flattering them a bit. Not that the Highlanders should have scored but the stormers (for me) still could not finish enough of their attacking breaks. Jacque Fourie had a better performance although he still knocked a few.

The stormers as always this season was brilliant on defence but lacked maturity on attack.

One probably should not complain as it was a bonus point win. (even if it was a bit lucky)

Now I’m no fan of Mr. Lawrence and because I’m biased I won’t comment.

The Cheetahs every ones seconds team (except of coarse cheetahs fans) was brilliant and Brussow is a legend. I wonder if the can regroup now that he is gone for the season. Especially when they start their overseas leg because the men from the capital of the world don’t like to travel to much. Bryce well done best ref of the weekend.

The other SA games had less to do with rugby and more with the men officiating them. Both Ausie refs were pathetic blatant cheats. If they played against NZ teams old Paddy would have been on Oprah already to declare to the world and demand a apology from them. Watson is not that sort of guy and probably would do nothing.

Neutral refs is the only option because I am from the opinion that SA refs also cheat by giving the advantage to the overseas team; case and point Craig Joubert and Johan Meuberon in week 3 of the S14.

On the other side of things I heard through the grapvine that Naka and Ewen both got nice gift baskests with fruit , nuts and blue wildebeast biltong in.

Stormers & Cheetahs and the refs

March 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Stormers score was flattering them a bit. Not that the Highlanders should have scored but the stormers (for me) still could not finish enough of their attacking breaks. Jacque Fourie had a better performance although he still knocked a few.

The stormers as always this season was brilliant on defence but lacked maturity on attack.

One probably should not complain as it was a bonus point win. (even if it was a bit lucky)

Now I’m no fan of Mr. Lawrence and because I’m biased I won’t comment.

The Cheetahs every ones seconds team (except of coarse cheetahs fans) was brilliant and Brussow is a legend. I wonder if the can regroup now that he is gone for the season. Especially when they start their overseas leg because the men from the capital of the world don’t like to travel to much. Bryce well done best ref of the weekend.

The other SA games had less to do with rugby and more with the men officiating them. Both Ausie refs were pathetic blatant cheats. If they played against NZ teams old Paddy would have been on Oprah already to declare to the world and demand a apology from them. Watson is not that sort of guy and probably would do nothing.

Neutral refs is the only option because I am from the opinion that SA refs also cheat by giving the advantage to the overseas team; case and point Craig Joubert and Johan Meuberon in week 3 of the S14.

On the other side of things I heard through the grapvine that Naka and Ewen both got nice gift baskests with fruit , nuts and blue wildebeast biltong in.

Can the Refs make the wright call?

March 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

The new application of the brake-down law is a bit irritating. It is not so much the theory behind the new applications as the applications by the refs themselves that irritate me.

The emphasis is on the tackler rolling away and giving daylight before going for the ball. My problem is this what if the tackler do everything to the letter of the new applications and the ref still penalize them. This happened time and again this past weekend. I can remember  Brussow and Habana  being penalized for play within the law.

Although I would like to think so my brain tells me that not all the refs can be cheats. So it must be that it is now even more difficult for them to make the correct call. Personally I think the ref now has to look for to many infringements at the breakdown that he will miss a lot of what is happening. It is now even more complicated than last year and I see a lot of wrongly adjudged penalties this year. The heads at SANZAR is not the smartest bunch of people I know, (otherwise they would of been rocket scientists) but even they should be able to see that this new applications is driving fans and players mad.

Now I’m no rocket scientist either but it is as clear as daylight what should happend at the brakedown.

SANZAR wants more attacking rugby and they want to help the attacking team as far as possible to retain the ball and thus encourage more attacking rugby.

So it is easy: the tackled player can play the ball on the ground until a ruck is formed, thus giving him the edge until his mates arrives to help him. The tackler needs to roll away and is only allowed to go for the ball when he is back on his feet. Then you can forget about the daylight shit because every refs has a different opinion and how much daylight is enough.

This is simple and will work. The tackled player can hold on to the ball thus giving the attacking team the edge. If a guy like Brussow comes and ribs the ball of the tackled player then its fair game. No more stupid penalties; strongest guy wins.

But this is only my view and the laws can’t change until the next world cup.

ps. isn’t it just a bit funny that they wanted to change the laws this year so the called it the correct implementation of the existing laws. What a load of crap well we are the stupid ones falling for it. They changed the laws and it is new laws not new interpretations.

 Hey Bryan I can like only blow what is sees.

 Hey Craig jou ma se box can see more than you can.

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