Blitzbokke Archive

Before we plunge balls deep into the next 3 games, lets take some time to congratulate the Blitzbokke on their recent Sevens Series win in Tokyo. Aaaah when you win in Japan Win in Japaan tonight (last week) Score in Japan, oooh it’s good to be soo goooood Win in Japaan alright Play well and you’ll get it right Times are breezy when you win in Japaaaaan Oh when you win in Japan! The Bliztbokke made a tentative start, losing to Fiji in the opening game but came back strongly, beating Portugal and Spain with ease, to book their place in the quarter-finals against Samoa. After a final play try by newbie Seabelo Senatla, they moved along to the semi-finals where another try by the youngster set up a final with the All Blacks. Cornal Hendricks, Senatla and Cecil Afrika all scored tries as the Blitzbokke beat New Zealand for the second time in a Cup Final this year. Well done team. Superb effort. Maverick thumbs up. Righto, back to Super Rugby and two casual games this Saturday before the big SA derby between the high in try scoring form and confidence Cheetahs and the desperate but injury face smashed [&hellip

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Before we dive balls deep into part 2 of the Super Rugby Preview, lets take some time to reflect on two recent rugby related events. First up, massive maverick thumbs up to the Blitzbokke’s cup win in Las Vegas. Not only did the Springbok sevens side beat New Zealand, they did it in fine style winning 40-21. At one stage leading 35-0. Delicious. Secondly, it is with a heavy heart that all rugby fans the world over say so long, farewell and well-played bru, to Juan blood diamond Smith. After being out of the game for nearly two years the Free State and Bok legend has been forced to retire after tweaking the same Achilles that has kept him out of the game for so long, in a warm up game against the Bulls. Juan played 69 Tests for the Springboks and was part of the team that won the RWC in 2007,  Tri-Nations in 2009 and beat the British & Irish Lions in 2009. He was the work horse in the side, considered one of the best loose forwards to have played for the Bokke and one of the hardest guys to have ever played the game. At provincial [&hellip

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