Monthly Archive:: November 2012

This Saturday, the Bokke play their 12th Test of the year, which marks the end of the longest season everrr for the green and gold massive. Currently coach Meyer’s record reads: played 11, won 6, drawn 2, lost 3. Two of those losses were against the All Blacks (away and home) and one was against the Wallabies in Aus, so not too shabby. Unfortunately, the two draws should have been wins given that they were against England and Argentina, just saying. Heyneke has stated that this game may well define his season and right he is as a win would surely make for a more chillaxed Christmas in the Meyer household. A loss would suck massive camel balls but given the extra long season and extensive injury list, should not be seen as reason to fire the coach. It is true that the Bokke have struggled on this End of Year Tour but they have managed to win despite playing badly and that is a very encouraging sign. I am going to try find some surf or place to dinrk beer in a bit so let’s get right down to this week’s game as England attempt get their first win [&hellip

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I missed last week’s games due to a faaantastic wedding but thanks to Super Sport replaying the game time and again have managed to catch most of the action from last Saturday. I was of course following the live commentary on my phone and had to apologise on more than one occasion for swearing out loud during the speeches. Two things are certain from last week, firstly, we do not possess the skill sets to run the ball from our own half, ala the All Blacks. I am not saying we cannot get there but at the moment our attack is very poor. Secondly, we play so much better when we stick to our traditional strengths. Kick the ball into the opposition’s half, smash them in defense, set up rolling mauls, drive them back, secure penalties and win. Easy peasy

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Ever have one of those days where you end up engaging in a whole heap of cray cray activities to get something done only to realise you could have achieved it much quicker and without using amazeball Red Bull athletes to do it? No, me neither but sometimes just sometimes the long way is the best way. Watch this  sheer fried awesome Red Bull athlete machine action adventure for a quality example. [Thanks Gadge

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Rugby rugby rugby and more to come this weekend. Is there currently too much rugby in the year? Definitely yes. Are peeps super excited for this game? Mostly no. Will I still watch this weekend? Of course… no wait, I am going to a wedding, so no. Would I have said yes to the wedding invite if I had checked the rugby calendar…maaaybe. We are at that time of the year when the Southern Hemisphere sides travels up North and remind them of how rugby should be played. It’s a tradition or old charter or something. Sure there may be a game or two that is close and the Aussies invariably end up losing one but on a whole the gap in rugby quality between the top sides in each hemisphere still remains. This weekend, the Springboks take on the Irish in Dublin. Unfortunately both sides have been dick punched in the face by injuries but at least the Bokke have gotten used to dealing with this all year and have a moderately settled side. The Irish would usually wear white jerseys but have instead opted for black. er…. okay…. er… whaaat? Random jersey colour decisions aside, let’s get the [&hellip

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The Proteas are the No 1 Test side in the world at the moment after steadily building a quality squad and winning series after series, culminating in a thrilling and comprehensive victory in England earlier in the year. Job well done and all that but their place at the top of the cricket mountain of awesomeness could be short-lived should they fail to beat the Aussies in their own backyard. Tricky times ahead and no mistake. I love Tests between these two sides. Especially when the Aussies lose. The Aussies have had the measure of the Proteas historically but are in a bit of a re-building stage with a few new comers to the side. The Proteas won the series when they last toured Australia back in 2008/2009 and for the first time in a long time go into this as favourites for back to back away series victories. Test victories in Australia are like humble Aussie players, hard to find but pure fried awesome to see. Having said that the chance of beating SA teams seems to lift every Aussie side. Here are some reasons they could win: Ricky Ponting: The old war-horse is now 87 37 years old [&hellip

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