Monthly Archive:: August 2011

I never thought I would say this but I have recently developed large helpings of respect for Michael Bolton. That’s right… Michael Bolton. Check out this quality musical gem from ‘The Lonely Island’ and dare to tell me you disagree. If you have not yet experienced the true awesomeness that is The Lonely Island, check them out here. Maverick Thumbs Up videos to look out for include ‘3-Way (The Golden Rule) (feat Justin Timberlake)’ and ‘I Just Had Sex (feat Akon)’. rennton

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Pieter de Villiers and Co. will be mightily relieved that the Bokke managed to pull off a morale boosting victory against the All Blacks last Saturday and despite the fact that it was largely a ‘B’ side, the Bokke can rightfully claim to be the last side to have beaten the mighty All Blacks. Put that in your mouth and chew on it world…hmmmm delicious. I find it laughable that some ex All Black players have suggested that the Bokke should not have recently rested their best players and should have rather played them to build up momentum ahead of the RWC. When I last checked the majority of ex All Black players have never won a World Cup, so perhaps keep your suggestions to yourself, Justin Marshall. The teams who have won the RWC may not score the most tries but they have historically been the best defensive sides in the tournaments, with the most accurate kickers. The current players in the Bok team know how to play the kind of rugby that wins World Cups and the fact that they recently showed that they are willing and able to do so, should bring a smile to every Bok [&hellip

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World Cup or no world cup, the Springbok performances in this year’s Tri-Nations tournament have been mostly average to fairly shitake. When it was decided to send a ‘B’ side on the Australasian leg of the tournament, the writing was graffitied all over the wall and the poor results should have been expected. This of course does nothing to appease the pissed off and disillusioned Bok fans. The fact is that Pieter de Villiers, Gary Gold, Dicky Muir and the selectors have failed to blood enough new players in their four years together. PdV has made it clear that he knew, back in 2009, which players he would take to the RWC (injuries permitting), which is fine and dandy but shows absolutely no regard for the future of Bok rugby post this rugby world cup. There is however not much the loyal Bok fan can do at this late stage but stop grumbling about the coach and his assistants and get behind the team. The Bokke have one last chance to get back to winning ways before the RWC2011 and thanks to Graham Henry’s decision to rest his frontline players, the task has become a leeeetle bit easier. The All [&hellip

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Played two, lost two. Springbok Rugby in crisis? Not really, although a massive improvement on Saturday is a must. After being comprehensively face smashed in both away games and the South African public getting more and more impatient and anxious as the RWC2011 looms large, only 27 days away. The Bokke need a victory… a victory a victory is what they neeeed. Hey hey. As expected Pieter de Villiers and Co. have brought back their ‘A’-team, making a total of 14 changes. Breakdown battle extraordinaire, Heinrich pop-eye arms Brussouw and scrumhalf legend Fourie Du Preez come back into the side for the first time since 2009 and everyone, coaches, players and fans alike will be hoping they can replicate the magic that made them world-class nearly 2 years ago. John Smit and Danie Russouw are the only players to retain their starting spots, with Gerhard Mostert, Jean Deysel and Morne Steyn on the bench. Gio Aplon starts off the bench after recovering from the injury that kept him out of the last game and was actually one of the few players who played in Australasia who can hold their heads up high. In other changes, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, the [&hellip

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The best thing about this Saturday is that the Springboks cannot lose. Yesssss! The badly beaten Bokke (alteration… check) get a break this week and with almost all of the ‘injured’ players fully rested recovered, we should see a far better showing from the men in Green and Gold next week. For now though, let’s have a look at this Saturday’s epic Tri-Nations action adventure. The Wallabies have been talking up their chances and see this as a perfect opportunity to get a psychological advantage over their Bledisloe Cup rivals ahead of the RWC2011. Easy with that hand there buddy… The All Blacks have noticed this perceived lack of respect and will feel that this, the loss to the Wallabies in Hong Kong last year and the fact that when Aussies celebrate, it conjures up the desire to kill and maim, is all the inspiration they need. Coach Robbie Deans has retained the same starting 15 that destroyed the Bokke two weeks ago but has included lock Dan Vickerman, scrumhalf Luke Burgess and fastest wing in Australia Lachie Turner on the bench. The Wallabies know that the current All Black side will pose a far greater challenge than the second [&hellip

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