The Art of the Intercept Try

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Can it be countered? To a degree yes - 'keep the ball in the tight forwards'. But across an 80 minute match, countless occasions may be more fallible to an intercept try--although, the best ones seem to be unplanned. And that is sport in a nutshell. Unpredictable, beautiful but also, incorrigible. READ MORE


Emphatic All Blacks Seal The Rugby Championship

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In emphatic style, the World Champion All Blacks beat the Springboks in Christchurch 41-13. It was a powerful second half that secured this victory. And after the result in Perth, Australia, the All Blacks seal The Rugby Championship. A very different game from the week before, the challenge was physically apparent and the energy required […] READ MORE


European Players Key In Springbok Evolution

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THE SPRINGBOK EVOLUTION The Springboks clinched a late 30 points to 23 win over Argentina in their opening game of the 2016 Rugby Championship. The match itself was a messy affair with very little continuity from either side. The broken play, however, provided some key insight into the development of the Springboks play in the […] READ MORE


South Africa Rugby Sevens Olympics Squad Unveiled

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The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has unveiled South Africa Rugby Sevens Olympics Squad to the 2016 Rio Olympics full of experience and a timely return of one of the best sevens players in the world in Werner Kok.  Notable Ommisions Neill Powell has opted for his seasoned regulars,making some big calls […] READ MORE


Habana Can’t Make History as Springboks Claim Bronze

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Bryan Habana had several chances to break Jonah Lomu’s World Cup try scoring record, but unfortunately could not take any of them and will remain tied with the All Black legend on 15 Rugby World Cup tries. Habana Can’t Make History as Springboks Claim Bronze In a match that South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer referred […] READ MORE


A complete performance from the New Zealand All Blacks

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NEW ZEALAND 62 FRANCE 13 Scorers: New Zealand 62 (Brodie Retallick, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Julian Savea 3, Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read, Tawera Kerr-Barlow 2 tries; Dan Carter 7 con, pen) France 13 (Louis Picamoles try; Scott Spedding pen; Morgan Parra con, pen) HT: 29-13 A complete performance from the New Zealand All Blacks Many will say […] READ MORE


Rugby’s Big Decision – Offshore Internationals

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The continuous flow of Southern Hemisphere rugby players to the Northern Hemisphere has become an all too familiar occurrence in rugby circles, with announcements of newly signed contracts happening on an almost daily basis. The players cannot be blamed for this as most Southern Hemisphere currencies are not as strong as those found in the […] READ MORE


A Rubbish Referee Article

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Rubbish referee! A call we hear too often from from the stands as well as from within countless living rooms across the world as referee errors continue to blight the game. Last Word On Sports Rugby Analyst Gillian Stevens posted this piece on Monday highlighting many Southern Hemisphere Rugby fans’ frustration with the poor level […] READ MORE


Club Versus Country Conundrum

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European Rugby Union champion team Toulon’s owner, Mourad Boudjellal, is no stranger to controversy. Some of his comments have landed him in hot water and his latest outburst has re-ignited the old club versus country conundrum. For those that missed it, he demanded that Springbok players Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana and Los Pumas loose […] READ MORE


Referees lack of accountability is killing the game

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Referees lack of accountability is killing the game Harsh title, Gillian. Is that where we really are? I sure think so! I have deliberately waited two days to see if the IRB would take action against their men in uniform for the atrocious decisions they took during the two very important Rugby Championship matches over […] READ MORE