England vs Springboks Archive

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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What is it about English teams that  makes everyone so desperate to beat them in almost every sport? It could be that they rate themselves so highly that it is a pleasure to watch them fall from self-created lofty heights. Maybe there is still some resentment about that whole colonising and trying to take over the world malarkey. Either way when they fail, especially at home,  it certainly brings a smile to the face. Whatever the reason, you can bet that the Springboks will not need any further motivation to beat England at Twickenham. Snow, sleet, rain and less than zero degree temperatures are predicted for Saturday’s game which will level the playing fields somewhat. It may even benefit the Bokke as the back line has failed to fire in all three games so far and it is in the forwards where they still have the slimmest of hopes. When informed of the conditions Matfield put on his best poker face and said that the Bokke did not mind and would be ready no matter what the weather. &nbsp

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