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never too much for a fan

November 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

I enjoyed every momemnt of this year’s southern hemishere season so much so that i barely recognise that it has been all year until i look at the calendar and think three months before SR starts.

there have been the arguements that there is just too much rugby and that the fans are all rugby’ed out but i can’t say that i feel that way at all.

on the other hand the players are a different story. i really feel like for a team to be successful in this era of rugby from feb to dec we will grow depth we never thought imaginable. team will need four players in each position that can seamlessly replace each other and a rotational policy will be essential for the longevity of players. just think if we as Springboks could choose any number of players and regardless they would be world beaters.

of course this would require some form of common sense and as i’ve heard it said “common sense is not all that common”, in all likelyhood is going to take sometime. i want to wach a rugby match every weekend of southern hemisphere intesity for 52 weeks of every year.

 

taking a page

November 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

I watch a few rugby shows to help me better understand the nuances of rugby. You get some expert opinions, insight and the play back with different commentary, which gives you a better perspective of this great game rugby union.

While there are many similarities in the shows I watch, namely: Boots and all, Super Rugby and Reunion, there is one key difference between the South African shows I watch and the new zealand one. and that is they accentuate the positives and gloss over the negatives in fact negatives are merely mentioned before shrugged off in light of another positives.

Case in point the difference between Adam Thompson’s citing and Dean Greyling’s. We waxed lyrical and screamed and shouted, i myself included (i also do not enjoy watching Flip Van Der Merwe being given marching orders more often than not), in comparison the New Zealanders all said that it was barely a touch.

What i would like to see from s as south Africans is more focus on our positives and where to find positives rather than spend weeks months and years complaining about what is wrong.

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November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

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