IRB and NZ Rugby team

November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

It seems nothing has changed with the appointment of Bernard Lapasset as IRB chairperson as NZ rugby players are still given special treatment by the IRB, no matter what anyone says the World of rugby has a set of rules that they must follow or suffer the consciousness, the NZ rugby has another set of rules that they need to follow, but is not enforced. The following point is prove of this: Michael Rhodes was suspended for 7 to 9 weeks of rugby for hitting a player behind the head (Michael Rhodes was provoked and fighting for his life), Andrew Hore of NZ was suspended for 5 weeks for knocking the Wales player Davies unconscious in an unprovoked attack from behind his back that landed Davies in hospital. This is not the only transgression from the IRB on the World of Rugby with NZ players, with Thompson racking on a players head and only giving a few weeks suspension. If these offenses was done by SA rugby players they would get 7 to 11 weeks suspension.

Now I read that that the IRB and  Bernard Lapasset  has announced the 4 player shortlist for the IRB Player of the Year award and as you guessed golden boys Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are the front runners for this award then there are just for show England’s Owen Farrell and the French men Frederic Michalak, I am sorry for these two players, I am sure they played some amazing rugby this year, but they will not win against New Zealand player just ask Petrus Fourie du Preez as he has lost to McCaw when it was clear to the world to FDP should have won the award.

Last point I have where is Eben Etzebeth`s name for the IRB Player of the year award, he was by far the best player this year, O, I forgot he is not playing for the All Blacks…

HM Game plan

November 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

HM is destroying Springbok rugby, still using his 1990`s game plan, and taking one of SA`s best fly half’s and making him play like that idiot Morne Steyn, Pat is being destroyed by this stupid game plan. HM should get FIRED, as I think he does not know what the hell he is doing with the Springboks, it is like he has no plan of action for the future of Springbok rugby and just want to win, “does not matter how or who he destroys on the way” he is trying to save his job that is all he is doing. HM is picking players that can run with the ball in hand then tells them to kick and kick and kick the ball away, Zane should not even be a Springbok, but gets picked every game this year, Morne is in my eyes the number 6 fly half in SA, even Demetri is better the him, where is Bash, why was he not picked at all.

Why is HM playing players that are injured, and then picks a loose head to play tight head, it is like he has not learnt from the mistakes made by previous Bok coaches, wrong, wrong; everything he is doing is wrong for the Springboks, HM is living in the past, I feel he is still upset  no angry that he was over looked 5 years ago when PDV got the job, I do feel that a neutral coach, someone like Eddie Jones will be the best option to coach the Springboks as he will have no loyalties to any SA player or franchise.

I want HM to be FIRED, after what happened this weekend, I know how Pat plays for the Sharks and on Saterday the first time he got the ball he KICKED it, and KICKED it, that was instructions send to him, he does not play like that that is how HM wants him to play, wrong again.

 

EDDIE JONES FOR SPRINGBOK COACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Springbok team for the match against the All Blacks

September 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Let`s start with this, all South African rugby supports will say the same I am about to say, with HM at the helm of the Bok team, playing the wrong prayers in the wrong positions the Bok team will not grow into the powerhouse we as supporters have come to love and know. Like what Jake White did, he took a group of players and build them into the best team in the world, won the World Cup, PdV inherited JW`s team and nearly completed the same task if it was not for he who will not be named, (New Zealand Ref). HM needs to rebuild, I know it you know it, hell the world knows it, but he will not get it right if he leaves the best players on the bench to come on in the last 10 min to try and win the game. If a player is good enough he is old enough to be in the Springbok team, Peter-Stef du Toit, Anton Besler, Steven Kitskoff, Paul Jordan, Piet van Zyl just to name a few are really good players that aren’t even being looked at as possible Bok players.

This is what the Bok should have looked like for this weekend’s game.

South Africa: 15 Pat Lambie, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Andries Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtwarira.

 

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18-Andries Bekker, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Morne Steyn, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Lwazi Mvovo.

 

The horrible truth about the Springboks and Bok mentor Heyneke Meyer…

August 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

I will just get right down to it then, Meyer is living in the past there is no denying it, he still wants to couch the team that Pieter De Villiers had, thus his faith in players like Hougie, M. Steyn, Spies and Nicknaks, just to name a few is hurting this countries rep as a World leading Rugby playing country.

After the 16-16 LOST to the Pumas, Yes I did say lost, as this was the worst Springbok performance I have seen in a long time. I did not Like Pieter DV, but I do now also think he is a better couch then Meyer, why o why is he still playing players that are not the best in that position in the Bok team, Lambie is warming the bench while the worst number 10 SA has every had is playing, if I was Lambie I will pull myself from the Bok team and sign a contract to play in the UK, just to name one. Albert, Zane, Mvovo, M, Steyn and Potgieter should not be anywhere near the Bok team.

And now Meyer is hiding behind injured and retired players (“We’ve already lost a lot of leadership and then you’d be throwing out what little experience you’ve got,” said Meyer of a team that lost players like John Smit (retired from international rugby), Victor Matfield (retired from all rugby), Jaque Fourie (retired from international rugby), Fourie du Preez (playing in Japan an unavailable for the Boks),  Bakkies Botha (playing in France), Danie Rossouw (playing in Japan) and Gurthrö Steenkamp (playing in France).The Boks are also missing a number of senior players currently injured – Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis, Pierre Spies and JP Pietersen.), A. Coetzee did not hide in the Super Rugby and finished top of the log with the Stomers with more injuries than any other team.

PLAY THE BEST PLAYER IN EACH POSITION IN THE BOK TEAM; this is my cry to Meyer!!!

Super Rugby team of the Tournament

July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Super Rugby team of the tournament after the regular season ended this weekend. Well as all of you may know some websites has a team of the week at the end of every week of Super Rugby and I looked at the team of the week on Rugby365 and compiled the team of the tournament based on the player that has been in the team of the week the most times in every position and the player bubbling under. The selectors were Paul Dobson, Len Kaplan, Tim Hancox, Michael de Vries and Jan de Koning. While there is not too many SA players in the team of the tournament there is a number of them in the players bubbling under.
To my surprise Australian players are nowhere to be found in this team with only 4 representatives.
Here is the Team:

1 Arizona Taumalolo (Chiefs)
Bubbling under: 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers)

2 Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
Bubbling under: 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (Bulls)

3 Owen Franks (Crusaders)
Bubbling under: 3 WP Nel (Cheetahs)

4 Eben Etzebeth (Stormers)
Bubbling under: 4 Luke Romano (Crusaders)

5 Juandré Kruger (Bulls)
Bubbling under: 5 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs)

6 Adam Thomson (Highlanders)
Bubbling under: 6 Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)

7 Michael Hooper (Brumbies)
Bubbling under: 7 David Pocock (Western Force)

8 Scott Higginbotham (Reds)
Bubbling under: 8 Kieran Read (Crusaders)

9 Will Genia (Reds)
Bubbling under: 9 Francois Hougaard (Bulls)

10 Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
Bubbling under: 10 Dan Carter (Crusaders)

11 Bryan Habana (Stormers)
Bubbling under: 11 Hosea Gear (Highlanders)

12 Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
Bubbling under: 12 Jean de Villiers (Stormers)

13 Conrad Smith (Hurricanes)
Bubbling under: 13 Robbie Fruean (Crusaders)

14 Cory Jane (Hurricanes)
Bubbling under: 14 Lelia Masaga (Chiefs)

15 Andre Taylor (Hurricanes)
Bubbling under: 15 Robbie Robinson (Chiefs)

Refs!!!

September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

What is on my mind?
What the F*&k happend in SA`s opening Rugby World Cup game where the F*^k was Wayne Barns`s mind, did he forget how the game of rugby gets played as he was horrible this was for me the worst showing from an IRB Ref in this world cup. I am sorry but this was bad, it seems that the refs has their kniefs in for the Bokke.
The booke played bad today, but would hyave won by a bigger score if it was not for the bad ref`s calls that gave Welch the u[pper hand. As for the Bokks, Smit, Spies, Matfield, Danie, Du Preeze, Morne, Habana should be dropped and maybe just maybe they will see their places in the team is not a sure thing and play harder faster.
To paddy67, what do you say about the bad calls from Wayne, if this was agains your All Black team you would had had hard words with Wayne and fine him, supped him, And now what is Paddy going to do about this, NOTHING!!!!!

Springbok Squad

August 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

What an squad the Springbok selectors picked to defend their World Cup Crown, I truly believe this is the best squad that Pieter could have picked for World Cup New Zealand.

Given that the Boks have gone with a 16/14 split, I probably would have gone with Lwazi Mvovo ahead of Ndungane, but this Bok RWC campaign. It’s a strong squad, obviously Mvovo is unlucky to miss out but I can understand Div’s reasoning, Ndungane is a better defender and better under the high ball.

The selection of Francois Louw is inspiring, no doubt be based on the success of Heinrich Brussow in this year`s Tri-Nations, but do not take anything away from Louw as he is a great rugby player in his own right.

This squad is very strong in every position as seen at the bottom, almost every position is covered by 3 to 4 players. I cannot wait for the World Cup to begin; it is truly going to be something special to be part off.

Springbok squad:

Forwards (16): Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira (Loose Head Prop), Gurthro Steenkamp (Loose Head Prop), John Smit (Hooker), Bismarck du Plessis (Hooker), Chiliboy Ralepelle (Hooker), Jannie du Plessis (Tight Head Prop), CJ van der Linde (Tight Head Prop & Loose Head Prop ), Bakkies Botha (Lock), Victor Matfield (Lock), Johann Muller (Lock), Danie Rossouw (Lock & Blindside Flank), Willem Alberts (Blindside Flank & Eightman), Schalk Burger (Blindside Flank, Eightman & Openside Flank), Heinrich Brüssow (Openside Flank), Francois Louw (Openside Flank), Pierre Spies (Eightman)

Backs (14):

Francois Steyn (Fullback, Inside Center & Flyhalf), Patrick Lambie (Fullback, Inside Center & Flyhalf), JP Pietersen (Wing), Gio Aplon (Fullback & Wing), Jaque Fourie (Outside Center), Jean de Villiers (Inside Center), Juan de Jongh (Outside Center & Inside Center), Bryan Habana (Wing), Odwa Ndungane (Wing), Morne Steyn (Flyhalf), Butch James (Inside Center & Flyhalf), Fourie du Preez (Scrumhalf), Francois Hougaard (Scrumhalf & Wing), Ruan Pienaar (Scrumhalf, Fullback & Flyhalf)

Why the SpringBoks Lost!

August 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

Firstly congratulations to the Sharks for beating Province 21-19 on Friday Night. Secondly the Boks lost again and are now in real danger of not being able to be ready to defend their Title. There are a few reasons why the Boks lost on Saturday in my eyes.

Danie Rossouw – He was by far the worst player on the field, he knocked the ball a few times and does not know how to tackle at all. Should have been replaced after the first half.

John Smit – This man (Captain my Captain) is a HOOKER, NUMBER 2, and not a F*&*ing prop, this was by far the worst decision made on the day by PDivvy. I am not sure what the hell he was thinking, but that decision cost the Boks the game.

Morné Steyn – I am very sorry, but the man does not belong in any Springbok team, he has no clue how to play the game. When he came on he was standing way to deep and the Springbok back line was nullified due to him.

Jean de Villiers – He now has the same decease as Wynand Olivier in do not pass the ball, I do not know why he hardly passed the ball, it was a shocking outing for him, probably his worst game in the Green and Gold.

 

So there you have it my reasons why the Boks lost the game, do not get me wrong this was by far the best Springbok outing this year and they can only improve, and hopefully PDivvy can also improve in his management of the reserves on game day. And there are a few thing that I am very happy with; The player that performed in the Green and Gold, Jaque Fourie (Wow he was amazing, especially on defense), JP Pietersen (The lines he runs and again defended very well), Pierre Spies ( Played his best game of the year, very powerful runs), Heinrich Brüssow ( He was everywhere on that field, like a ghost floating from side to side and stopping any Aussie near him). And now for the best thing to happen after this weekend’s game; Patrick Lambie is back in the picture, I hope for Morné Steyn. 

World Cup & All Blacks

August 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

I want to know how the World of rugby can allow Paddy O`brian and New Zealand Rugby to dictate how rugby is being played and refereed, I am sorry, but there will be no team on this planet that will be able to beat the All Blacks or even come close to beating this team due to the terrible referring that is allowing the All Black players and a specially McCaw to get away with all the off the ball instances where they take out players, hold back players, they are nearly always in an off side position, they enter rucks from the wrong side and always slow down other teams ball illegally and then there is the obstruction forward passes they get away with too. I just watch replays of the game in Auckland between the Aussies and All Blacks and saw all I have written here and the ref did nothing to blow up the All Blacks.

What power does Paddy have over the other refs, why is there nothing getting done to stop this from happening, this is a F*&king World Cup year and the World is seeing how the All Blacks and New Zealand Ref Paddy is controlling the IRB and World of Rugby by cheating. It seems so easy almost like taking candy from a Baby.

I want to say this now and never again, congratulations to the All Blacks for winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup, as there will be no way any other team will win.

Tri Nations Opener

July 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tri Nations Opener


With all I have read on the B-Team of the Springboks (I personally do not think that this is a B-Team as John Smit said when that Green and Gold jersey goes over your shoulders you are a Springboks and good enough to be there.) and the Wallabies being back to full strength, I am honestly non afraid and extremely excited about this Saturdays’ game. It is going to rain heavily and this will play right in to the massive Bok Pack`s hands where the Blue Bulls due of Dean Greyling and Werner Kruger will run riot over the Wallabies; these are two big units and cannot wait to see the expressions on the Wallabies faces. Then again the rain is going to make live very difficult for Gio Aplon, he will have to field a lot of kicks. Would have love to see his amazing runs cut the Wallabies apart, but we will have to wait to see him in action.

The Wallabies do not rate the Springboks playing on Saturday highly and this may be their downfall. One player I feel needs to step up and show the world what he is capable of doing is Deon Stegmann, if he can pull one over David Pocock, it would mean that the Springboks will be very strong in the traditional fetching flanker role for the World Cup, and this will make Richie McCaw sit up and take notice.

I read this article that the Springboks will target the Wallabies 10 – 12 channel, this will be a mistake, because the Wallabies will be expecting this to happen for me the Springboks should target the 12 – 13 channel as I feel that Adam Ashley-Cooper is the Wallabies weak link. Look I know that Wynand Olivier is a powerful runner, but the Wallabies know that and they know that he does not pass that often, so if he can pass more of the balls he gets I know that Juan de Jongh would run circles around Adam Ashley-Cooper, in fact not only will he run circles around him he will at the same time steal his money, kick his dog has steal his girl away before Adam Ashley-Cooper even knows what happened.

Now for the big man that is making his debut Ashley Johnson, I will steal a line from John Smit, the best thing he can do is just go forward.

Good luck to the Springboks and to all South Africans have faith brothers and sisters have faith in your team!

Teams:

Springboks: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Danie Rossouw, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 John Smit, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Ryan Kankowski, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Adrian Jacobs, 22 Patrick Lambie

Wallabies: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sekope Kepu

Substitutes: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Nathan Sharpe, 19 Matt Hodgson, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Anthony Faingaa

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