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Deans worst ever, says Campo!

November 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Put your Balls on the Guillotine!

An action packed international rugby weekend starting today with Wales playing Samoa at home. The Dragons are spuing more flames than usual after been slaughtered by the Pumas last weekend.

Thne we are  off to Rome where the Pasta&Pizza boys are going to feel the force of the mighty All Blacks!

The Poms will try and proof that they are still ‘Big Brother’ to the ex-convicts from ‘down under’. The Wallabies’ scrum will again be under huge pressure, not even to talk about Robbie Deans! David Campese, made Channel 10 sport headlines again by saying that Deans is the worst thing ever to happen to Wallaby rugby! Campo is back!

Ireland vs Fiji: the Paddies will bounce back after slipping up to the ‘green&gold’ last weekend.

Tonga vs USA: just  the raw flair and big hits should be enough for the islanders to beat the ever improving Yanks!

France vs Pumas: the battle of flair, passion and pride. Both teams have the ability to produce magnificant tries, however, the Frogs will try and revenge both losses against the Latinos during the 2007 ‘holy grail’!

Canada vs Russia: Russia’s forwards should prevail, however, Canada’s backs will prove to skillful. Is’nt it great that Russia’s rugby is improving drastically!

Scots vs Boks: if the Boks lose this one, Heyneke Meyer should be fired regardless of what happens next weekend! If the Boks deviate away from kicking as first option and run (weather permitting), they should beat the Scots easily.

Put your balls on the Guillotine! Who do you think will win?

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Bokke moet pasop vir manne in rompe!

November 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Yeah, yeah. The Scots is a country and team that most Saffas struggle to take serious as real competitors. The ‘William Wallace’s are always seen as a sure victory when the green and gold tour up north.

The world champions put 50 points on them, however, the Springboks will struggle to do that. England is always the biggest UK threat; however, Scotland has more victories against the Boks, yes, more than Ireland or Wales.

The Boks won 16 /21 with the last lost in 2010. Other times when the bag pipes made huge noises were in 1906, 1965, 1969 and 2002.

Om eerlik te wees; Fuhrer Kampstaaldraad Rudolph Straueli, se Bokke was sommer eerlik waar meer blesbokke as Springbokke. Met voorspelers soos Wessel Roux, Deon Carstens, Marco Wentzel (Meyer het hom nou ook binne SOS noodlyne benader, nee wragtig) en  Pierre Uys sou meeste internasionale pakke kans gesien het vir die Bokke.

Die Bokke se verouderde wedstrydplan en benadering is alombekend. Heyneke Meyer is tans die grootste SondeBok in die Bokkraal. Sy span/groep keuses is al sedert Mei verdag, provinsialisties en basies swak. Laas week regverdig hy Schalk Brits (die nuwe Bodb Skinstadt) se keuse bo Deon Fourie, is omdat Brits daardie x-faktor impak sal maak vanaf die bank. Realisties was Brits net op die bank en as hy nie die witlyn gaan kruis nie, is sy impak maar dieselfde as die passievolle ondersteuners in die pawiljoen.

Die Bokke se agterspel is skandalig veral inaggenome dat hul tans die naas beste span op die planeet is. Meyer het wel nou, ‘n stewig vulkaan-oond-agttal, maar selfs die spoeg nie altyd die nodige lawa nie. Die Iere het daai vlamme koud gehad in die eerste helfte; tog is die Bokpak nie een wat sonder handskoene aangepak moet word nie. Die pak sal in die toekoms nog seerder brand as Bismarck du Plessis, Andries Bekker, Beast Mtwarira en Schalk Burger ook weer inaanmerking geneem kan word. Maar dit is agter waar Bok se kind geen spring het nie!

Die probleem is eerstens ‘n skrummie wat flink kan dienslewer maar ook gereeld verdedigers rondom die losgemale kan eerlik hou. Ruan Pienaar pas in Heyneke Meyer se waansin skoprugby-patroon, maar dit gaan nie werk nie. Francois Hougaard is ‘n klein ettertjie met bal onder die arm maar sy primere taak (veral na sy regterkant) is nie toetsvlak standaard nie. Hier is dit mos waar die Bokagterlyn afrigter….hmmmm…wat is sy naam nou weer….hmmmm. jul weet mos, daai ou van die Bulle….sy geld moet verdien en Hougie leer ordentlik, akkuraat en vinnig te kan uitgee! Juis agv hierdie twee spelers dink ek dit sou goed gewees het om vir Jano Vermaak Saterdag teen die Skotte los te gelaat het. Die arme man het skaars gespeel vanjaar want hy was by elke Bokkamp met duikskerms in die arm!

Die ander kommer is Meyer se dom-astrantheid om nie vir Juan de Jongh te speel nie. Jaco Taute wil en is ‘n heelagter. Ja, hy het potensiaal om wel in ‘n senter te ontwikkel maar moet die vaardighede gaan leer op Curriebeker en Super15 vlak; dan as hy dan ‘n reuse sukses is speel hom dan daar in toetse. Het Meyer nie geleer hoe die All Blacks  vir Christian Cullen ook  gemors het deur hom tydens die ‘holy grail 99′ te gaan senter speel het nie? Meyer se keuse voor Taute, JJ Engelbrecht was net so mislukking. De Jongh en Gio Aplon is glo ook in onguns omdat hul tierlantyntjies uithaal as hul vyfpunters behaal. Onthou Meyer ken nie die nuwe generasie van waar spelers ook emosie mag toon nie; basta nog dat hul te veel ritme het vir Meyer wat seker net Steve Hofmyer en Kurt Darren ‘trekke’ in sy kar het!

Verkrampt seg ek jul!

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Proteas blom maar Bokke krom!

November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
Hasim Alma, Jaques Kallis and Allez le Blues put Australia firmly back in their place. After miserable weather (day 2) and  an equally rubbish performance by the Springboks in Dublin, it was great to see the Proteas firmly in control, as expected from a number 1 team in any world sport.
 
Alma (104) & Kallis (147) put the Saffas in good nick and with only two days left, there is only one team that can win this test;  that with only 10 men as JP Duminy is enjoying Brisvegas’ best hospital food.
 
The Springboks came back well after trailing 3-12 at halftime vs a pumped up Irish side, trying to stand tall together, but could not forever.  The Boks won 16-12 and that was about the only good thing from it. The Springboks again looked clueless, boring and serious questions should now be asked about Heyneke Meyer’s vision or lack of vision. Still no depth & angle running nor starter moves from first phases by the Bok backs is an embarrassment!
 
One dimensional Zane Kirchner has to go. Juan de Jongh must be given a go and Francois Hougaard should be replaced by a specialist winger. Maybe Jano Vermaak should be given an opportunity as Ruan Pienaar is not a threat around the fringes. Patrick Lambie did not control or made any big impacts; however, he must be kept there to grow in confidence.
 
Heinke van der Merwe was a little surprise packet and surely this must be the very, very last tour that CJ vd Linde’s name must be in the group.  Steven Kitshoff would have been a much better option to take on tour with a view for the future.
 
The French demolished the world’s number 2 team by beating a lack luster Wallaby side by 33-6. If players like Ben Tapaui and Anthony Faainga are rated as good enough for tests centres during this season, then surely de Jongh is good enough for test rugby. The Wallabies have a bigger problem as they have to accommodate Mike Harris in the team for his kicking abilities. The same problem the Boks had with Morne Steyn. Injuries to the Wallabies can’t be used as an excuse as this same team stopped the All Blacks a few weeks ago in Brisneyland.
 
The Pumas has picked the fruit of being part of the Championship and for the first time in 11 years puffed out the Welsh dragons in Cardiff. A great display of support running and offloads in the tackle was too good for the Welsh men.
 
The All Blacks were as expected to much class for the Scots.
 
Italy won a close encounter against Tonga, but as for the Boks, a win is still a win!
 
It is very important for all teams to win these tests as the World Cup 2015 pools will be based on the IRB rankings in December.
 
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Still no Juan de Jongh! Heyneke the new Casper de Vries?

November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Springboks will face an all black team on Saturday. No not the current World Champs, but the fiery Irish will play in an all black kit so that their green jerseys do not clash with the real ‘green & gold’.
 
The Springboks won 15/20 clashes, while they lost 3 and drew 1 vs the Paddies. The Springboks did lose in Dublin in 2004/06/09 and before that way back in 1965!
 
Heyneke Meyer will be drinking celebration Guiness (we’ll that’s what you do in Ireland) all night as this Bok team is good enough. However, how can Juan de Jongh still not make the starting XV? Jaco Taute failed at centre against the kiwis in Soweto and he prefers the fullback position. Is it Heyneke’s love for Zane ‘blue bull’ Kirchner that stops the obvious move of Taute at 15 and de Jongh (de Villiers’ partner in the Cape) at 13?
 
Great to see that Patrcik Lambie will start. Morne Steyn still on the bench ahead of Elton Jantjies stinks of Meyer’s lack of giving non-white players proper opportunities!
The Springbok team:
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast MtawariraReserves: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Marcel Coetzee, 21 Morné Steyn, 22 Juan de Jongh 23. Lwazi Mvovo
My Springbok team:
14: JP Pietersen  15: Jaco Taute  11: Lwazi Mvovo
13: Juan de Jongh  12: Jean de Villiers (C)
10: Patrick Lambie  9: Ruan Pienaar
6: Francois Louw 8: Duane Vermeulen  7: Willem Alberts
5: Juandre Kruger  4: Eben Etsebeth
3: Jannie du Plessis  2: Adriaan Strauss  1: Beast Mtwarira
 
Reserves: Pat Cilliers / Heinke vd Merwe / Schalk Brits / Flip vd Merwe
Francois Hougaard / Elton Jantjes / Marcell Coetzee / Lionel Mapoe
 
Ireland will not be standing tall for long as the Springboks will win by 12.
 
The ‘men with skirts’ will try to beat the mighty All Blacks for the first time in 107 years. Good luck with that. These two countries first played in Edinburgh in 1905 and the best the ‘William Wallaces’ could achieve in 28 clashes were two draws in 10964 and 1983.
All Blacks by +20 (if it doesn’t rain!)
 
The Wallabies have frog legs on the menu or will the French serve up ‘chicken ala king’? Who know what to expect from the rude and emotional frenchies? The Wallabies must be on a high after stopping the bros ‘across the ditch’ a few weeks ago, but this one could go any why. France by 3?
 
PS: How much will the new scrum engagement laws affect the southern hemisphere teams which has not played under it. Instead of ‘crouch-touch-pause-engage it is now,couch-touch-set.
 
 
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Baggy greens to cut Proteas?

November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

The last time these two countries played test cricket at the GABBA (named after the area the stadium is in, Woolloongabba), Richie Benaud was still wearing white playing clothes instead of his cream commentator jackets. Benaud’s men drew here in 1963 against an up and coming South African team which included Eddie Barlow and Pollock brothers, Greame and Peter.

The Gabba is a fortress for the Baggy Greens as they only lost eight out of fifty four test played here. The mighty Windies of 1988 was the last team to beat the Aussies here, however, statistics alone don’t win any games. South Africa under Graeme Smith is currently the number 1 Test team and just like the Windies of 88, has an impressive pace attacked spearheaded by the world’s number 1 bowler, Dale Steyn. Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander adds some spice to this attack.

With Shane Watson out (arguably the best all rounder today), it gives the Proteas some edge. Watson has been a star in all forms of cricket over the last few months and although he has only two test centuries, he is in the league of a Jacques Kallis and Andrew Flintoff. A better batsman than Flintoff and more aggresive bolwer than Kallis.

Mickey Arthur, who was main ‘garderner of the proteas’ when they won here ‘down under’ is now in control of the other ‘green & gold’ team. His knowledge of the Proteas can and will be vital.

I will attend day two, proudly dressed in my long white pants and South Africa (ODI shirt), and may all those long beers that I’ll have to consume taste sweet and not more bitter!

Who do you think will win in Brisvegas?

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October 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

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