So here we are, the last international Springbok game of the year and still all this beer to be drunk. Who would have thought a case of beer per game would be too much? Hind sight, eh
Not bad. Not great but not bad. A solid start for the Springboks on their Northern Hemisphere End of Year Tour and yet another failure by Warren Gatland’s Wales to beat a Southern Hemisphere side. His record is now a fairly miserable 22 losses out of 23… Fail
Welcome back fellow Bowl Philosophers! It has been too far too long. How have you been? How is work treating you? I am good and yes that rash has cleared up, thanks for asking. What are my thoughts on the Springbok side selected for the Cardiff game, you ask… I will get to that in two shakes of a lamb’s tail but first, a small review of what has happened since my last post
So after being denied what should have been an absolute classic test between the two best sides in world rugby (due to previously discussed refereeing FiretrUCK ups ‘whoopsies’) we now have a re-match and what should be the test of the year, this time at Ellis Park
Ahh the home games. Back in the Mzansi hood and no mistake. Let’s all sit back and enjoy the comforts of this great land, (hopefully) clear skies and Cape hospitality. Gatsbys and beers, get in my face! This Saturday the Springboks take on the Wallabies at Newlands and I am going! Aww yis!
Tricky team to compile this week. Although the All Blacks mostly impressed and the Bokke mostly dissapointed, having a mismatch of 14 against 15 for 40 minutes of a Test will do that to the respective sides. Thanks very much Romain Poite!
Round 4 of the Rugby Championship 2013…set excitement levels to FiretrUCKING Awesome! This is the big one, number 1 vs number 2, the All Blacks vs the Springboks in a top of the table clash. Bring. The. Noise. The Bokke head into this fixture in good form and with a fair dollop of winning momentum, not to mention being chock a block full of confidence but will they be able to beat the World Champs and current Rugby Championship title holders in Auckland
There has been a lot of talk about Zane Kirchner this week. Maybe too much talk. He is not a bad player. He is… Kirchner, Zane Kirchner! Casual references to ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ aside, there really has been far too much vitriol spat at the Bok fullback this week
Last year the Bokke beat the Pumas 27-6 at Newlands and then went to Mendoza the following week and snatched a draw thanks to a Francois donkey boot Steyn intercept try. The Bokke were mostly dominant at Newlands but then really struggled a week later in Argentina. Do we need to worry about the same thing happening this year? LOL. Of course not
Saturday is going to be awesome and not just because I get to sleep until 12pm, waking up just in time to catch the Wallabies being beaten by the All Blacks. No, there is more to be excited about this Saturday, as it is Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day. “What is this fancy sounding day of adventure and fun?” I hear you ask. It is hours of sport and music in honour of Mandela at FNB Stadium and really, what more reason do you need to watch sport than to honour probably the greatest South African ever born. If you live anywhere near Joburg and you haven’t already done so, get your tickets for what will no doubt be a glorious time for the whole family. The festivities kick start off with SA legends vs Italy legends, at 10:30am, followed by Bafana Bafana vs Burkino Faso, closely followed by the Bokke vs the Pumas and lastly there is a music concert, just in case you feel you haven’t been adequately entertained. Initially, word was that R Kelly was going to perform but don’t worry, I have recently learnt that he won’t be. Phew. Close one. I am not too [&hellip