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Kings dethroned


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 11 Nov 2009 at 20:34
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The Eastern Cape has been shafted again, with SANZAR deciding that Melbourne will be awarded the 15th Super rugby franchise from 2011 on. It’s hardly surprising, however disappointing it may be for the Kings team, who according to all reports did a bloody good job and put forward a technically superior proposal to the Melbourne gang.

At the end of the day, it just makes no sense to have a South African team play in the Australian conference and this was ultimately the deciding factor, on two major counts. Firstly, it would cost an additional $700k (Aussie) to include the Kings, what with all the extra travel for all teams involved. Secondly, Aussie broadcasters want more local derbies and will pay considerably less for a package that includes only the current four teams. That means less revenue for SANZAR, over and above the extra costs. Less revenue plus more costs equals bad business sense.

So brace yourselves, guys, because the Kings aren’t going to go away and the next thing we’ll hear, no doubt, is that the bottom-placed South African team next year will automatically be relegated in favour of the Kings. Bring it on, says your truly!



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  • Relegation? Mmm good idea, maybe this will stop some of our times from looking like they’ve give up 3/4′s through the season.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.11.09 20:44:37 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 1) : or the Cheetahs from giving up after the first game…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.11.09 00:03:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.11.09 06:39:59 by mbayshark Reply
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  • I’d love for the Lions to be relegated!!!

    I think they are they most unprofessional rugby union in SA!! :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.11.09 06:58:51 by wpw Reply
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  • Like the small unions like counties, etc who battle in the NPC maybe it’s time to change the format of the premier div of the Currie Cup to include just 6 teams (all present S14 sides plus Kings) and the top 5 at the end of the pool stges will qualify for Super 15 the following year. Surely thats fair for everyone involved?

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.11.09 07:26:59 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira is out of the Springbok team because he is not a South African national – even though he has already played 15 Tests in the green and gold.

    The SA Rugby Union (Saru) had recently asked sport minister Makhenkesi Stofile to help expedite the Zimbabwe-born prop’s South African citizenship, but in a statement on Wednesday night Stofile’s ministry accused the union of poor administration.

    “This request to have the Minister use his position to have the process of securing permanent residence and subsequently, citizenship expedited ahead of the year end tour in Europe, has exposed our sport administrators’ clear disrespect or lack of understanding of our laws,” the ministry said.

    “Talented as he is, Tendai, like all foreign nationals plying their trade in South Africa, is bound by the laws of this country. The migration laws of our country are clear on issues relating to permanent residence and citizenship. We expect our sport administrators to understand and respect legislation that regulate their business. None of the athletes, sport codes, or federations can be bigger than the country.”

    Mtawarira, who is in France with the Bok team, was one of the stars of the side that beat the touring British Lions earlier this year.

    “While Tendai is a live wire on the field of play, the question is whether it is, in the first place, justifiable to say he has scarce skills – the rationale that would have enabled him to obtain the current work permit. If we go the route our rugby administrators are requesting us to take, and facilitate the fast-tracking of Tendai’s citizenship, what would this say to all rugby players in our country? We cannot as a
    government department responsible for sport and recreation in this country, afford to insult our players like this.

    “The principle here is clear: Only citizens of our country can play for our National team, irrespective of the sport code. Therefore, no foreign national can play for any of our national teams, no matter how
    outstanding they may be. If any player in any code is to become a South African citizen, this has to be done within the legal framework

    Help this statement was released yesterday! Any news from here? Seems Beast will not be playing :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.11.09 07:43:48 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : Wes :twisted: :twisted: , Province have only just started coming right, and their management has been pretty poor and the cost has been prohibitive, they have lost a lot of there assets,having to sell off properties due to mismanagement, there is a saying that goes people in glass house should not throw stones. I still think it should be strength versus strength, and the southern Kings are not exactly the strongest around regardless of what Cheeky Watson would have us believe. I think that this is going to hurt Aussie rugby even more because they cannot cope with 4 let alone 5!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.11.09 07:48:26 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 7) : Excellent point, but at least now the bottom 2 team fighting for the wooden spoon will now be Australian ;)

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.11.09 07:51:07 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) : Boy one would think that this would have been sorted out a very long time ago. Why have they only realized now that there is a problem. What a joke.

    As for the Kings… most people would agree that they need to start at the bottom and work up towards the CC premier div. From here we will be able to see how competitive they will be. The last thing I want is to have another SA team at the bottom of the log. And I agree fully with Baldrick on his statement. It would just not make sense to put a team into the S14 straight away without knowing at what level the really are. Besides this whole S15 story makes me feel very ill. It is too much Rugby and not enough resting time for the players. I would much rather revert back to a S12 then expand. But I suppose when money is involved then logical thinking goes out the window.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.11.09 07:57:54 by LandShark Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 8) : True, will be interesting to see where they are going to even come up with players because they do not have a natural feeder system because Melbourne if FOOTY country, but this could work well in the long run because it could develop into a sort of provincial competition which is what the Aussies lack. O’Neal has been trying to get into the NZ comp, but so far the Kiwis have resisted.

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.11.09 08:00:53 by Whindy Reply
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  • @LandShark (Comment 9) : I agree we could cope with 4 teams each, except the Kiwis would loose a team and a lot of players to Aussie, which would not excite them, as they are already having such a player drain to Europe, which could eventually end up weakening them even further. Like everything in the world its all about the money!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.11.09 08:05:11 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) :

    WHAT???? :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.11.09 08:05:12 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 12) : yeah, the article is on timeslive dot co dot za and it was released yesterday. However, Radio 5 and ecr have both stated that he Will be playing. I can’t help but think this is going to disrupt the Boks :x

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.11.09 08:08:31 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Heard that Juan Hernandez is injured????

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.11.09 08:08:51 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Something about a back injury. He was not selected for the pumas game against the poms for this weekend. Do you think Sharks management has got something to do with this?

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.11.09 08:10:29 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 14) : apparently back problem – to be honest I think its more a Benni McCarthy type of injury :|

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.11.09 08:11:11 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 15) : Hehe seems you and I are on the same page :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.11.09 08:12:25 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Yeah. Not worth his while. After all he said it a couple of weeks ago, he is just here for the money….

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.11.09 08:13:24 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 14) :

    Again….WHAT????

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) :

    Why did I think he had he’s citizenship…and if not – how was he allowed to represent the Boks before?

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.11.09 08:16:34 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 19) : I think because according to IRB rulings he qualifies for the Boks, has to reside and play for the Country he plays for for a number of years. However, SA law states that any sportsman representing SA Nationally has to be a Citizen. In true SARU fashion they seemed to have overlooked this small point and in true SA Government fashion they realise it and try and enforce it just before a big game :evil:

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.11.09 08:21:33 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 18) : Aren’t all professional Rugby players. I sometimes think we live in the good old days when players played for the love of their provinces and Country but don’t kid yourself, these guys have a talent and a very short time to make as much money as they can so why not, That’s why it is called professional rugby.

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.11.09 08:21:41 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 19) : Ice, you can play for whoever you like as long as you have not represented another country. You do not have to be a citizen, just resident. And qualify under the countries residency qualification rules.

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.11.09 08:27:05 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) :
    Your giving away your age again…isn’t it called 5FM nowadays :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.11.09 08:39:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I for one am very happy that we didn’t get a fifth franshise…..rather let the Aussies embarras themselves

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.11.09 08:45:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : Oh dear :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.11.09 08:50:16 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Sooo the story going around is that Beast cant play on Friday……

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.11.09 09:03:23 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Jeez didn’t see this coming and SARU have done a bang up job ensuring the Kings have no recourse against them. Savvy for a chnage but still a can of worms coming.

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.11.09 09:04:11 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 26) : why? I though he had been cleared to play

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.11.09 09:05:05 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 28) : I thought so too.Seems the BS is boiling again.

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.11.09 09:08:32 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 29) : Sucks goat if that is the case….looking to knowck the World Champs off their game?

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.11.09 09:21:47 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Who will replace him in the side?? :roll:

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.11.09 09:40:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 31) : Seems CJ Van der Linde with Heinke off the bench ?

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.11.09 10:01:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • where are you guys getting the story that he won’t play?

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.11.09 10:10:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Timeslive dot co dot za

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.11.09 10:13:54 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Comment edited. Whindy wishes us to know that he’s a little miffed about the way the government has handled this, since Beast is an iconic player and an inspiration to young rugby players across the colour spectrum.

    Rob

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.11.09 10:15:05 by Whindy Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) :

    Voldy also has a story up!!! :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.11.09 10:20:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 35) :

    please read the rules of the site!!! :shock:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.11.09 10:22:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 35) : Unfortunately I am a conspiracy theorist ;) and I believe that their greater plan is to disrupt the Boks in the hope they lose. The Boks, in a country where mediocrity is worshiped, are too successful. They demonstrate what discipline, commitment and hardwork can achieve. This shows up the useless, undisciplined and uncommited Bafana Bafana in whom the Government has thrown Millions up. Is it not strange that the 1st black coach with a what, 80% success rate earns not even half of what an imported coach with less than 40% success rate earns? When there are many in this country that could coach Bafana with much more success :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.11.09 10:22:27 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : oops seems I also forgot the rules – damn I am sorry, I am just the M@@$ in today, mediocrity at work has also just been rewarded and it gets my goat!

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.11.09 10:23:57 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 39) :

    Whindy knows too well that we do not discuss politics on this site and yet he continues to ignore the rules !!

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.11.09 10:30:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 40) : Yeah but I was also breaking the rules, will try harder next time! It takes one to stop :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.11.09 10:33:56 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • ok – let’s all just calm down. Whindy’s comment was out of line and I’ll go clean it up now. I perfectly understand why he said what he said, though, so let’s just stop all the fingerpointing and concentrate on the rugby stuff.

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.11.09 10:49:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 40) :
    Are we allowed to discuss incompetence?

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.11.09 10:54:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 43) : only in a rugby sense

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.11.09 11:06:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) :
    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 25) :
    Dont worry, KSA would have said LM Radio.

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.11.09 11:09:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :
    Can we mention other incompetence’s that influence rugby.

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.11.09 11:12:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I offer my Apologies and yes I was out of line, but there are times when someone has to vent, so I do Apologise, and will try not to do it again!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.11.09 11:20:52 by Whindy Reply
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  • OK so lets accept this as fact.So if it applies to players it must also apply to coaches So Bafana coach, swimiimg coach etc must also go! Or maybe it is just Stofile flexing his arm against rugby again because his brother didnt get the job-got beaten in election by Hoskins
    Even better as rugby is the only sport that the government doesnt own maybe it is time for SA Rugby to say up yours and form an independent league. The IRB in their consitution forbids political meddling in team selection so if SA Rugby went to them and said this is what we are doing and as S A Rugby own the name Springboks we could have a side called Springboks. That way the Government would have a side called Proteas and they would play against Zimbabwe or Paraguy while the Springboks would play England or All Blacks What so you think

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.11.09 11:22:16 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Everyone Calm now?? ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.11.09 11:23:54 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • My favourite passage from the honourable ministries relase is
    “The principle here is clear: Only citizens of our country can play for our National team, irrespective of the sport code”

    Yeah right, so clear that it took this ministry what a few years to get it.

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.11.09 11:28:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • BTW i cant pick up confirmation that Beast is not playing I know that that is Stoflie’s intention but Boks trained with him there
    And if he plays what are the Govt going to do? not recognise the result
    award the game to France? or not give the side a heros welcome when they return. All that is needed to make the farce complete if for SA Rugby to pick Malema!!!!!!!-smile Rob-

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.11.09 11:32:02 by Fattmann Reply
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  • From Rugby365.com:

    Zimbabwean-born Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira will remain with the South African team, on the eve of their Test against France in Toulouse on Friday, but he may still be declared to be “ineligible” for the national team.

    In the ongoing saga surrounding Mtawarira’s citizenship, which threatened to rule him out of the year-end tour to Europe, it has been claimed the Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile has still not given permission for the man know worldwide as ‘Beast’ to play for the Boks.

    A source close to the Springbok team told rugby365 on Thursday that the 24-year-old front row forward, who has 19 Test caps to his credit, will remain with the squads – despite intense behind the scenes negotiations.

    The saga has been dragging on for almost two weeks and it has no emerged that the South African Rugby Union had approached the Sport Ministry to help “fast-track” the player’s citizenship application.

    Mtawarira does not have permanent residence, nor does he have a South African passport. According to reports he only has a work permit that entitles him to play for the Sharks in the Currie Cup and Super 14.

    Last Saturday SARU said in a statement that Mtawarira has been cleared to tour with the Bok squad following “productive discussions” between SARU and the Sports Ministry.

    SARU was alerted to clauses in the National Sport & Recreation Amendment Act, 2007, which needed to be completed before Zimbabwean-born Mtawarira’s place in the end-of-year tour squad could be confirmed.

    “We are delighted with the news after discovering this problem during the week,” SARU President Oregan Hoskins said.

    “The government has been very helpful in expediting the completion of the necessary protocols and we’re all relieved that Beast will be available for selection for the Springboks against France in Toulouse on Friday.”

    However, the minister, Stofile, has since released a statement which appears to contradict this.

    According to the statement which suggests that Mtawarira is still ineligible to play for the Boks.

    The full statement from the Ministry of Sport and Recreation:

    “SUBJECT: MINISTRY OF SPORT & RECREATION COMMENT ON TENDAI MTAWARIRA’s INCLUSION IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY TEAM

    “1. SA Rugby has requested the Minister of Sport & Recreation SA, Rev Dr Makhenkesi Stofile to intervene in securing South African citizenship for Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira, a Zimbabwean national, who plays professional rugby in South Africa.

    “2. This request to have the Minister use his position to have the process of securing permanent residence and subsequently, citizenship expedited ahead of the year end tour in Europe, has exposed our Sport administrators’ clear disrespect or lack of understanding of our laws.

    “3. Talented as he is, Tendai, like all foreign nationals plying their trade in South Africa, is bound by the laws of this country. The migration laws of our country are clear on issues relating to permanent residence and citizenship. We expect our sport administrators to understand and respect legislation that regulate their business. None of the athletes, sport codes, or Federations can be bigger than the country.

    “4. While Tendai is a live wire on the field of play, the question is whether it is, in the first place, justifiable to say he has scarce skills – the rationale that would have enabled him to obtain the current work permit. If we go the route our Rugby administrators are requesting us to take, and facilitate the fast-racking of Tendai’s citizenship, what would this say to all rugby players in our country? We cannot as a Government Department responsible for sport and recreation in this country, afford to insult our players like this.

    “5. The principle here is clear: Only citizens of our country can play for our National team, irrespective of the sport code. Therefore, no foreign national can play for any of our national teams, no matter how outstanding they may be. If any player in any code is to become a South African citizen, this has to be done within the legal framework of our country.

    “6. Federations, Provinces and clubs, are more than welcome to approach us for advice on similar issues, instead of trying to slip a player through the legal framework.

    “Issued by: Sport and Recreation SA.”

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.11.09 11:32:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 48) :
    Heaven help us, no, its painfull enough having to play cricket against them.

    Zimbabwe women won an Olympic field hockey gold medal, but that was long, long ago.

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.11.09 11:34:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • ok ok ok – enough now.

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.11.09 11:40:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 52) : Sounds like more nonsence to me Yes that law was promulgated and we have to obey the law but equally so Carlos cant coach Bafana after all he is representing the country. I personlayy dont think that if SA Rugby made a real fight of this Stofile would win Me thinks hot air

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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : ok no more

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  • This Kings malarky has been badly handled by SARU from the start. It was agreed a long time ago that the 15th team would be based in Oz.

    SARU should have stood their ground then. Not when the horse has bolted.

    :evil:

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.11.09 12:12:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • On the subject of Beast it’s SARU who are at fault not the government.

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.11.09 12:14:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • So what happens to the Kings in the meantime?

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  • @McLovin (Comment 58) : yes – my take too

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  • @wpw (Comment 52) :

    I wonder if UK Law also stipulates something to this effect?. Can we forward this to the UK Home Office? Should apply to all foreign sportsmen plying their trade there too.
    For once SA is ahead of the UK when it comes to enforcing immigration laws.

    ….or maybe its because an English team can’t win without Southern Hemisphere lads in their sports teams… :roll:

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  • @McLovin (Comment 58) :
    If you want to go by the letter yes, but why only now and why the selectiveness.
    Its all a plot to undermine PDivvy and Hoskins.

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.11.09 13:21:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) : It’s all a conspiracy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.11.09 13:27:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Le Req (Comment 61) :

    hehehe

    I hope sanity prevails and KP gets the reception he deserves at every ground he plays at while on tour here!! :twisted:

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.11.09 13:36:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 63) :
    Thats what I think, well ever since I saw that Special Assignment programme a few weeks ago that is.

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.11.09 13:39:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • KP
    Trott – who went out with one of my digsmates at varsity
    Prior
    Strauss

    and from next year, the new KP Craig Kieswtter…. :!:

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.11.09 13:40:08 by Le Req Reply
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  • plus in a few years, the following SA-schooled bowlers who are already in an England High Performance fast-bowling squad:

    Stuart Meaker (DHS)
    Jade Dernbach

    Oh, and a chap called Stephen Moore too.

    BOO THEM ALL :evil:

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) : Didn’t see that. But I’ll be wearing a tin foil hat from now on just in case. :wink:

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.11.09 13:48:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) : Seriously, what was it about? or is it a subject not to be entioned?

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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) :

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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) : @Salmonoid (Comment 70) :
    Too hasty.
    It was about racism in rugby with some hairy views expressed, not for sensitive bloggers though.

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.11.09 13:58:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) :

    please share!! ;-) :|

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.11.09 14:03:05 by wpw Reply
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  • Oh dear… nevermind!!! :roll:

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.11.09 14:05:31 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 73) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.11.09 14:13:11 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) : @wpw (Comment 72) :
    You are way too sensitive, but there is a slight hint in comment #62.

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.11.09 15:39:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 75) :

    I agree!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.11.09 15:48:24 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 75) : I hate myself for being curious… left or right? :)

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.11.09 16:05:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • mother Xmas has just appeared on my screen, lets hope its a long season.

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.11.09 16:05:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) :

    :lol:

    @Salmonoid (Comment 78) :

    eh??

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.11.09 16:12:21 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • Basically it was a disgruntled Johannesburg based club having a full go at racism in rugby as experienced by them, most of which I dont doubt, but they also came up with some heavy views regarding the current top flight of our rugby that were way left.
    Admittedly it was one of the players who seemed to be gaining in confidence as the programme went on.
    A seat in parliament may be on the cards. ;-)

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.11.09 16:17:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 79) :
    Its your avatar that is only now visible to me.

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.11.09 16:19:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 81) :

    OHHHH :oops: It’s been like that since Yesterday…just getting into the Spirit!! :lol:

    MOTHER Xmas??? :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.11.09 16:23:25 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 82) :
    Yea but I’m slow, dont tell me you havent noticed.
    The spirit suits you.

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.11.09 16:27:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 83) :

    :mrgreen:

    Cheers all!!

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.11.09 16:28:43 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • I see sanity has finally prevailed. :roll:

    Anyway, hi everyone. Been awhile.

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.11.09 20:42:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 85) : where’ve you been hiding?

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.11.09 21:19:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is the internet not a wonderful thing?

    Had it existed in the time of Hans-Christian Andersen, the Emperor could have saved himself a ton of embarrassment by simply erasing the the little boy’s post. :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.11.09 21:52:13 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 87) : he would also have had to Photoshop in some clothes…

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.11.09 00:12:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lions and Cheetahs to become the Cats again?

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.11.09 21:31:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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