North vs South V1

Hey blogland,

Looong time, no see. From me that is. I have been reading the other posts but have not had time to write my own.

Happy to see that Met Uysh called wallabokissass on the bullshit he writes every 3 hours. I thought that was quite funny and enjoyed all the “replays” of the stupid stuff wallboJackass has entertained us with over the months. My favorite is still the fact that he reckons Brok Harris is/was Bok material. I actually just fell of my chair again, laughing at that statement.

But this is not a personal vendetta with Kevin, but because he is so confident that the Stormers will win on Saturday, I thought I will just add my 3c.

The loose forwards:

Spies, Jaque Potgieter and CJ Stander vs Duane, Elstadt and Kolisi

I wasn’t very surprised when Coetzee named Elstadt instead of Koster. Koster to me is just another Kanko with less phusical presence. He has been shown up when playing against bigger packs and naming Elstadt in his favorite position was the way to go. Having said that, Jaques Potgieter is worth 2 loose forwards for the amount of work he gets through. And not only does he do a lot of work, he does is (Off the record) FUCKING (Back on the record) well. CJ Stander and Kolisi have both made commendable progress in their careers and have done their reputations justice with their showings in Super rugby thusfar. Spies is on the comeback trail and despite my reservations of him becoming captain, he has improved his work rate and performances week by week (Evidence – Refer to Man of the Match award against Reds).

Outcome: Bulls 55% Stormers 45%

The tight (light) 5:

Flippie and Juandre Kruger vs Bankies Bekker & Etzebeth

Mouthwatering stuff really! Probably the four guys in line for Victor and Bakkies’ spot in the Bok team at the moment. For me, the Bulls will edge this one based on fact that somehow Victor always but Bekker in his place in these matches (Refer to evidence – 2010 Super 14 Final) and I am sure that Victor would have given Juandre some insight on how to boss the Stormers at line-out time. Flippie and Etzebeth will probably cancel each other out at the rucks, wich leaves a mouth watering battle for the number 5′s.

Dean, Chilli and Werner vs Kitshoff, Liebenberg and Harris (LOL)

Easy one for the Bulls, 3 Springboks vs 3 “Never-will-be’s”

Outcome: Bulls 60% Stormers 40%

The Halves:

Hougie and Morne vs Duvenhage and Bash.

I don’t know what the Bash nickname means exactly but its definitely not because he tackels like Butch. I feel that the Bulls have the upperhand here as well. Morne’s kicking and Hougie’s abbility to change games will ensure that the Bulls win this all-important battle for supremacy.

The Centres:

Wynie and Sadie vs Jean and Juan

This will be an even battle. Jean has never made Wynand his bitch and visa versa, but I think the two youngsters will have a point to prove. Juan’s superior experience over Sadie will probably swing it slightly in the Stormers’ favour.

Outcome: Stormers 55% Bulls 45%

The back 3:

Basson, Akona en the Zane vs Habana, Aplon and Joe.

Again, very evenly matched. Aplon probably better than Akona, but Basson much better than Habana, even though Brian has improved since last year (Slightly). Nothing to choose between Zane and Joe, seeing that Zane has added joining the backline to his skill set.

Outcome: Bulls 50% Stormers 50%

DIT GAAN ‘n RILLER WEES!

I think the Bulls might just edge this game and I hope that it will be a game without any controversies or off the ball crap.

Unlike some other bloggers making comparisons and predictions, and leaving it there, I will revisit my post on Sunday and gloat/eat humble pie where necesary

Have a lekker one okes!

……..And world peace!

PS: Apologies for spelling etc. Ek is ‘n boer en het nie lus vir spelcheck nie!

  1. optipessimist:

    There’s nothing better than watching every Super XV game live and then Wallacock gives you the score in the headline of a post 24 hours later.

  2. Labachtanai:

    “Apologies for spelling etc. Ek is ‘n boer en het nie lus vir spelcheck nie!”
    No Problem, me too, but had a laugh at:
    “Koster to me is just another Kanko with less phusical presence.”
    I thought it had something to do with Phuzaaaaaah Thursday!
    You have a couple of very good points, I do not agree with all of them, but I do agree that this will be a close one. Kan ‘n riller wees of ‘n baie vervelige oordrewe verdedigingsgeorienteerde wedstryd wees! Kom ons hoop vir eersgenoemde

  3. vendetta:

    LOL.

    Spot on! Hilton, you are a Stormer supporter, yes?

  4. vendetta:

    We will never agree on everything, but as long as we have semi-intelligent debates its all good!

  5. vendetta:

    Also,

    Y and U are next to each other on the keyboard. I can actually spell physical

  6. optipessimist:

    I am.

  7. vendetta:

    So sort your fellow supporter out then…. :)

    Kidding. Any views on the comments I made, or are you waiting for the scoreboard to do the talking?

  8. Labachtanai:

    I thought it was just a typo, but I am not really that pedantic, was just joking. I hope that V1 is not going to be replaced by V2 in 3 hrs and then V3, just to give everyone a chance to read it, LOL

  9. hanjooveres:

    I don’t agree on your loosie match up thingy, Siya for me has been streets ahead of CJ this SR, he has literally started every game too, having replaced Burger early in the first game. CJ has been used from the bench mostly with much less effect…Siya was man of the match last week…Potgieter was good against the reds, very good, I like him, but I have noticed he struggles to hold onto the ball in contact, much like Danie Rossouw. knock on’s in a tight game can cost you.

  10. Labachtanai:

    Its just that I have never really rated Flip. He does seem to give away many penalties and young Etsebeth has got that quiet malignance that I like in number 4 locks. Hope I have not just jinxed the poor guy!

  11. GreenFever:

    I just hope kev will get over the sight of jaque shoving duan’s head up his own arse.

  12. hanjooveres:

    Oh..you’re a Bulls supporter? haha…no wonder the bias in every “category”, you feel Flip has been anything near as impressive as Etzebeth has been thus far? and Bekker will be Matfield in this clash, he is now the experienced Bok lock instead of being the rookie in comparison to Matfield.

    I also feel silly statements like Basson is much better than Habana is just silly, you seem conflicted between writing a serious post and joking around, which is it?

  13. hanjooveres:

    it’s Duane and Jacques…

  14. GreenFever:

    Now you should repost your blog at least three times before the game starts, tweaking your percentages slightly with each post.

  15. optipessimist:

    We’ve priced up the Stormers to win by 3 to 4 and I see most of the other bookmakers are pretty much in line with that.

    In other words – we’ve gone 55 / 45 Stormers.

    And you know bookmakers are never wrong …. haha

  16. powachair:

    EGG! Don’t feel too bad a loss is a loss even by 1 point and the Stormers played badly for 50 minutes,





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