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Tri Nations: Springboks (22) v All Blacks (29) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :All Blacks, Springboks, Tri Nations on 21 Aug 2010 at 11:15
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It’s going to be a great occasion, even greater than a rugby Test between South Africa and New Zealand always is, even more exciting, even a bigger occasion.

Just think of it and you realise it.

Soweto. Brand new stadium in a brand new venue – 90,000 spectators.

John Smit’s 100th Test. Tri-Nations victory. World Cup coming.

Doc Craven said that a rugby Test was a folk festival. It brought people together. This Test will be a folk festival for South Africa bringing people together as happened at the Super 14 Final and as happened during the recent soccer World Cup in South Africa.

For the Springboks it will be exciting – an excitement with a strong component of apprehension as they face the possibility of a fourth straight defeat in the 2010 Tri-Nations and a whitewash by the team which they whitewashed just last year.

The Springboks come off a break of three weeks; the All Blacks played the week before last. The Springboks should be better rested, are at home and should be calmer in their preparation, but it seems that this is not so.

There is uncertainty about injury, there is the whole Frans Steyn saga, there is the unhappiness about the refereeing and there is talk of withdrawing from SANZAR in five years’ time.

There is an air of uncertainty with a tinge of chaos.

The All Blacks on the other hand have an air of deadly calm. They have wafted over the Indian Ocean and are about their business without any sideshows or concerns. All they have to do is pick their team, prepare and play – and walk away with the Tri-Nations.

Will they still be calm on Saturday, out of their insular comfort zone? One would expect them to be adult enough and worldly wise enough to cope.

Will the Springboks come out of the sideshows and rise above the three hidings they have just had in Australasia?

Traditionally the Springboks are best when their backs are to the wall, when they are underdogs. Suggest to them that they are sure to win and they will come apart.

How are the two sides going to play? The All Blacks seem to know only one way – attack with as many players as possible involved with powerful weapons at loose forward and backs who do the simple things so effectively – run straight, pass to the man next to them and watch the last man run free on an overlap – and it takes only one man to score a try. They have been scoring tries all right. In their three matches they have scored 16 tries, four times what the Springboks have scored.

To score tries, you need ball, and the All Blacks have twice beaten the Springboks for ball – in set phases and after the tackle, especially after tackles where the Springboks have been poor. They have kept the ball better and used it better.

For the Springboks it seems that they should get the ball, as they can, and then keep it. If they kick, then it must be to recover the ball, not to set Mils Muliaina, Cory Jane and company running free. The All Blacks will not reciprocate. They will do all in their power to get the best ball for themselves and be miserly in allowing the Springboks only bits of bad ball. It’s worked for them before.

The the All Blacks have such a settled look. Go from 9 to 15 it all looks so settled. Look at the Springboks and only 10 and 11 are settled in their positions. In the pack exchanging Franks is hardly a big deal while the Springbok pack continues to change – one a positive change with the return of noble Juan Smith.

Players to Watch:

For South Africa: You would like to watch John Smit and wish him the best of days on a great afternoon. You would also hope that Gio Aplon and Juan de Jongh get the chance to produce their electric excitement.

For New Zealand: There are lots of All Blacks to watch, starting with the rejuvenated Mils Muliaina and going on to deceptive Cory Jane, masterly Dan Carter, Kieran Read who is probably the find of the 2010 Tri-Nations, bustling Keven Mealamu and, of course, as always, Richie McCaw. Who is going to contain Richie McCaw?

Head to Head: The clash of units – centres against centres, loose forwards against loose forwards, locks against locks and front rows against front rows.

The All Black centres, Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu could test the combined defences of Juan de Jongh and Jean de Villiers, though De Jongh is certainly capable of stopping his man. At loose forward the Springboks desperately need a big game from strong, speedy Pierre Spies. If they play two loose forwards against that New Zealand trio they will come nowhere, as has happened in this Tri-Nations. The line-outs will again be interesting, given the great performances of Tom Donnelly and Kieran Read and the potential of Victor Matfield to clean up.

One of the most interesting contests could be at scrumhalf – two combative players who will not relent, experienced Jimmy Cowan and international rookie François Hougaard. Don’t discount Hougaard.

Then there is the kicking competition and here Morné Steyn may well have the upperhand. Here discipline counts for so much.

The Springboks have suffered most from disciplinary sanctions of a serious nature – four yellow cards and three citings with suspension in four matches. You can’t play against New Zealand like that.

On the other hand the All Blacks have been more penalised – 34 times in three matches to 24 times in three matches by the Springboks. Penalties are potential points.

Let’s hope that this occasion is a good one for rugby – no cards, no moans about the referee, no pointing fingers at opponents – just a dingdong battle.

Recent results:
2010: New Zealand won 31-17, Wellington
2010: New Zealand won 32-12, Auckland
2009: South Africa won 32-29, Hamilton
2009: South Africa won 31-19, Durban
2009: South Africa won 28-19, Bloemfontein
2008: New Zealand won 19-0, Cape Town
2008: South Africa won 30-28, Dunedin
2008: New Zealand won 19-8, Wellington
2007: New Zealand won 33-6, Christchurch
2007: New Zealand won 26-21, Durban

rugby365.com Prediction: Tries count. They boost morale in the side scoring them and dampen the spirits of the side scored against. It seems that the All Blacks are more likely to score tries than the Springboks. The Springboks hurting are more likely to tackle with greater [purpose than they have done before and they may even become cohesive competitors for the ball. If they tackle softly or not at all and get blown away at the tackle, they will lose by more than 10 points. If instead they can dominate possession, they could win by five or so points. But our prediction is victory for New Zealand by fewer than 10 points.

The teams:

South Africa: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 François Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Danie Rossouw, 19 Francois Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Butch James, 22 Wynand Olivier.

New Zealand: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 John Afoa, 18 Samuel Whitelock, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Israel Dagg.

Date: Saturday, August 21
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Venue: Soccer City, Soweto
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Alain Rolland (Ireland), Simon McDowell (Ireland)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Article Courtesy of Rugby 365



151 Comments

  • BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please perform better than your female counterparts. :oops:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.08.10 11:16:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I’m still reading the intro….

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.08.10 11:46:33 by Jarson Reply
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  • Still reading….

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.08.10 11:49:16 by Jarson Reply
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  • OK, I’m done reading.
    GO BOKKE :!: :!: :!:

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.08.10 11:50:57 by Jarson Reply
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  • Its going to be a cracker game.. I actually still dont know which way I think it will go.. I just cant decide!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.08.10 13:55:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I would forgive Straeuli if he missed the Sharks game today. I expect him to do his duty . . . fly up to Jhb and make Cruden an offer he can`t refuse!
    If Cruden won`t bite, see if he can`t spot Rene Ranger somewhere . . .! :twisted:

    Interesting to see more comments on the Lions thread at this stage than this one. Shows you I wasn`t wrong to refer to this one as a mere curtain raiser before the match of the weekend!

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.08.10 13:58:24 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Ja, our Bokkies did get hammered. I can´t believe those are our best female rugby players. If anyone´s interested in the lowlights :mrgreen: : http://www.rwcwomens.com/video/index.html?videoid=2039740

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.08.10 14:56:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 7) :

    Do we need widescreen for the scrum shots? :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.08.10 15:16:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Rather widescreen than 3D :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.08.10 16:03:14 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 9) :

    Bwhahahahahahhaha.

    I’d be cowering in the corner of my lounge if it was 3D. :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.08.10 16:27:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’ll be missing the 1st 10minutes. :( supper about to be served.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.08.10 16:47:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Not to long now… :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.08.10 16:48:00 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : I hope you’re having ‘Kiwi-a-la-King’ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.08.10 16:50:35 by Jarson Reply
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  • GOOO BOKKE!!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.08.10 16:50:58 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Well done John on 100 caps, what a moment!

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.08.10 16:54:20 by mbayshark Reply
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  • That stadium looks fantastic!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.08.10 17:03:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Game on

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.08.10 17:04:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Nigel you beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nails the Kiwis at the ruck for exactly what Dwyer was moaning about. “going over the top of the ruck on their own ball”

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.08.10 17:05:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : check it… I can reply!

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.08.10 17:06:16 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 13) :

    DAMN!!!!!!! Are you psychic???????? Had Chicken Ala king. :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.08.10 17:07:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 19) : HUH?

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.08.10 17:08:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 19) : Oh okay i see. :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.08.10 17:09:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Carter takes 3 points for De jongh putting in a hig tackle.

    SA 0 – 3 NZ

    6min

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.08.10 17:10:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No Bladen on duty yet this weekend.

    means we will be having him for our game. :sad:

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.08.10 17:10:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Adv Boks

    PK Boks for Read going off his feet from the side of the ruck.

    I like Nigel Owens.

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.08.10 17:12:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Howdy!! Score plse!! I are missing the game. :sad:

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.08.10 17:13:06 by wpw Reply
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  • Steyn Slots it!!!!!!!

    Boks 3 – 3 ABs
    10min

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.08.10 17:14:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Finally got a decent phone. This game is giving me butterflies!

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.08.10 17:14:08 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 26) :

    at the hairdresser?

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.08.10 17:15:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey Rahul, what phone did u get??

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.08.10 17:16:46 by wpw Reply
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  • Another shot from Steyn as owens has decided the ABs are getting away with murder and blows up Franks for being on the wrong side of the ruck

    Boks 6 – 3 ABs

    13min

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.08.10 17:17:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Yip! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.08.10 17:17:25 by Jarson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) :

    ja good question. My N95 is giving me kak and am looking at something new.

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.08.10 17:18:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : Nice! :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.08.10 17:18:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • Shurrup!! :evil:

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.08.10 17:20:11 by wpw Reply
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  • Pierre Spies you PLANK!!!!!!!!!

    IN FRONT of the referee he grabs the scrum halfs hand at the ruck and gives away a PK.!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

    Thank Goodness carter hits the upright.

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.08.10 17:20:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 30) : nothing exciting… 5130c2. But its better than samsung!

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.08.10 17:21:34 by Rahul Reply

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  • Scrum Abs 12m from our line after ruck becomes unplayable.

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.08.10 17:22:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • APLON!!!!!!! Drive Muliaina back in the tackle!!!!!!!!

    and then Steyn joins the ruck from the side.

    Carter going at goal.

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.08.10 17:23:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Carter hits nothing this time.

    Boks 6 – 6 ABs

    21min

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.08.10 17:24:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Juan Smith steals the ABs Lineout ball. :cool:

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.08.10 17:25:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn DG from 3m inside the Abs half. misses to the right.

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.08.10 17:26:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Abs nailed again for closing off at the rucks after Jpp crashed through a few of them.

    Steyn taps and goes from well outside their 22.

    Boks go over

    Nigel owens once agins shows his quality by confering with a TJ rather than going to the TMMO.

    TRY!!!!!!!!!!! Schalk Burger.

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.08.10 17:28:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) :

    and the TJ he confered with was Allain Rolland. :razz:

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.08.10 17:29:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Defensive error… Trying to steal the ball but only helping burger over the line:-)

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.08.10 17:29:40 by Rahul Reply

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  • Steyn slots the conversion

    Boks 13 – 6 NZ

    25min

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.08.10 17:29:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • VRYSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.08.10 17:31:42 by Loosehead Reply

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  • PK ABs on the halfway.

    Carter going at goal.

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.08.10 17:31:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) :

    Over

    Boks 13 – 9 ABs

    28min

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.08.10 17:32:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Nearly 95 000 spectators! Must be amazing atmosphere!

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.08.10 17:33:10 by Rahul Reply

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  • What happened to Flip?

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.08.10 17:34:06 by Loosehead Reply

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  • JPP!!!!!!! Carter chips up and under and JPP takes the mark with Abs swarming all over him

    quick tap and go.

    Hougaard gets taken out by Rokocoko as he steps in front of him

    PK Boks

    Steyn slots it.

    Boks 16 – 9 ABs

    31min

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.08.10 17:35:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 51) :

    split his head open.

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.08.10 17:36:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Bokke!! :razz:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : Thanks.

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.08.10 17:37:58 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 55) :

    he better come back soon. he went off when we scored the try in the 25th minute.

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.08.10 17:39:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Abs spread it wide and Woodcock on the wing goes in unchallenged at a casual trot. :???:

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.08.10 17:41:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Carter misses

    Boks 16 – 14 ABs

    38min

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.08.10 17:42:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : Maybe the Boks are scared of splinters :oops:

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.08.10 17:42:51 by Jarson Reply
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  • :oops: Owens HIT HARD into a ruck. stays down. :sad:

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.08.10 17:43:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : Got Boks as halftime leaders :razz:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 60) :

    Juan Smith shoved him out the way, and Burger then connected and drove him into the ground head first with a nice firm faceplant.

    He’s up and smiling about it. Way to go Ref.

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.08.10 17:44:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 61) :

    I got the ABs for everything :oops:

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.08.10 17:45:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HALF TIME

    South Africa 16 – 14 New Zealand

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 64) : Nice, not sure about my Most tries pick, cant find it :oops:

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  • Once again this match proves a throught of mine.

    You cannot pick players for international games based on CC performances.

    The quality of this game is just SO much better than the CC rugby we have witnissed of late.

    it is a BIG step up.

  • Comment 66, posted at 21.08.10 17:50:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Looking good.

    Hats off to Hougaard – I questioned his selection, but looking good.

    Nice to see JPP’s physicality back – hope he gets a decent run too.

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  • @Jarson (Comment 65) :

    you got the Boks for everything.

  • Comment 68, posted at 21.08.10 17:55:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 67) :

    Both have impressed me as well.

  • Comment 69, posted at 21.08.10 17:55:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Weepu, Fourie Du preez and Januarie all sharing a joke as they come out of the tunnel after half time. :smile: :cool:

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.08.10 17:57:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ab knock on inside their 22 from the kick-off.

    FK SA at the scrum

  • Comment 71, posted at 21.08.10 17:59:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How is that not a penalty?

  • Comment 72, posted at 21.08.10 18:00:36 by Rahul Reply

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  • Victoria you PLANK!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

    1m from the Kiwi tryline. Hougaard ready to pick it up and Matfield takes it and goes straight forward INTO the ruck. :evil:

    Scrum SA

  • Comment 73, posted at 21.08.10 18:00:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 73) :

    PK SA for them pulling the scrum around.

  • Comment 74, posted at 21.08.10 18:01:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 72) :

    McCaw at the ruck. he DID let go when told to.

  • Comment 75, posted at 21.08.10 18:02:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn slots the PK

    Boks 19 – 14 ABs

    44min

  • Comment 76, posted at 21.08.10 18:02:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) : Thanx :cool: Go Bokke :grin:

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  • Got the Bokke by 8 :smile:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : still slowed it down… In the RED zone!

  • Comment 79, posted at 21.08.10 18:05:36 by Rahul Reply

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  • juan Smith lovely tackle as he drives Mccaw backwards.!!!

  • Comment 80, posted at 21.08.10 18:07:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tackles made

    SA 56
    AB 29

    missed

    SA 14
    AB 10

  • Comment 81, posted at 21.08.10 18:08:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 79) :

    1st time offence in THIS game

    1000 times in his career though :wink:

  • Comment 82, posted at 21.08.10 18:09:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Come on KSA: you can’t tell me that Owens is policing McCaw fairly! :sad:

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 83) :

    On that occasion i had no problem. on the odd other occassion i have felt that mccaw has held on a split second to long or slowed it down for a split second on the floor, but I’m not falling for the trap of believeing everything the commentators are saying.

    Also the ref is NOT penalising US for doing anything like that, so no problem.

    he is reffing us both with the same set of laws.

  • Comment 84, posted at 21.08.10 18:13:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Was that aplon cleaning the ruck!

  • Comment 85, posted at 21.08.10 18:14:14 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 84) : There are diffirent sets of laws :shock: :oops:

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  • @Rahul (Comment 85) : missed it didn’t see.

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  • JPP tackles Carter and manages to keep him out of the goal area.

  • Comment 88, posted at 21.08.10 18:16:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 86) : :razz:

    if you have been watching the previous 3Ns matches then you’d be forgiven for thinking so. :razz:

  • Comment 89, posted at 21.08.10 18:17:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 89) : :razz:

  • Comment 90, posted at 21.08.10 18:18:30 by Jarson Reply
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  • GIO JOU YSTER !

  • Comment 91, posted at 21.08.10 18:20:10 by Charlie Reply

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  • Francois louw on for juan Smith.

  • Comment 92, posted at 21.08.10 18:20:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • GIO !!!!!!

  • Comment 93, posted at 21.08.10 18:21:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • Gio Aplon tries to pick up Jerome kaino. :lol:

  • Comment 94, posted at 21.08.10 18:22:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What happened on August 16th 2010? Most users online 122 :cool:

  • Comment 95, posted at 21.08.10 18:22:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • The sticking in on the wrong side for even 5 second is too long.

    In any event, we need to go wide more often.

  • Comment 96, posted at 21.08.10 18:22:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • PK Boks for Read joining maul from the side.

  • Comment 97, posted at 21.08.10 18:23:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • CJ on for jannie Dup.

    Steyn slots the PK

    Boks 22 – 14 ABs

    62min

  • Comment 98, posted at 21.08.10 18:24:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • GO BOKKE !!!

  • Comment 99, posted at 21.08.10 18:24:17 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 98) : 8 points :cool:

  • Comment 100, posted at 21.08.10 18:25:33 by Jarson Reply
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  • No use to kick posession away ;-)

  • Comment 101, posted at 21.08.10 18:27:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 100) :

    your margin and a big enough margin to ensure the ABs have to wait another weak before confirming that they have won the 3ns. :cool:

  • Comment 102, posted at 21.08.10 18:27:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cj gives away a PK by closing the gap at the side of the ruck as mcCaw tries to put pressure on Steyn

    Carter slots the PK.

    Boks 22 – 17 ABs

    68min

  • Comment 103, posted at 21.08.10 18:29:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 102) : hehehe :razz:

  • Comment 104, posted at 21.08.10 18:29:53 by Jarson Reply
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  • Come on Bokke, keep going. You can do it :grin:

  • Comment 105, posted at 21.08.10 18:31:13 by Jarson Reply
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  • carter knocks on just outside his 22.

    Boks give away FK for early engage at the scrum :???:

  • Comment 106, posted at 21.08.10 18:33:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn boots a mile down field and it goes dead scrum ABs on our 10m line.

  • Comment 107, posted at 21.08.10 18:34:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Carter PK and he misses to the left.

    two misses tonight.

  • Comment 108, posted at 21.08.10 18:35:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Come on Bokke!!

  • Comment 109, posted at 21.08.10 18:36:07 by Jarson Reply
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  • Why is it the ABs who are gaining the ascendency in the last 20min and not us?

  • Comment 110, posted at 21.08.10 18:38:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ricky on for Hougaard.

  • Comment 111, posted at 21.08.10 18:38:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 111) : :???:

  • Comment 112, posted at 21.08.10 18:39:55 by Jarson Reply
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  • Hougaard aplon and de jongh are unbelievable strong! MOTM?

  • Comment 113, posted at 21.08.10 18:40:10 by Rahul Reply

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  • Time left??

  • Comment 114, posted at 21.08.10 18:40:43 by Jarson Reply
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  • McCaw over in the corner.

    being refered to the TMO but not required IMO

    Boks 22 – 22 ABs (IMO)

  • Comment 115, posted at 21.08.10 18:41:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hats of Hougaard: I was incredibly impressed.

  • Comment 116, posted at 21.08.10 18:41:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 115) :

    77min on the clock. VERY tight call for the TMO to make.

    he is a Saffa. :wink:

  • Comment 117, posted at 21.08.10 18:42:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That forwards pass !!!

  • Comment 118, posted at 21.08.10 18:43:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • Veldsman: “No clear evidence that the player was in touch before grounding the ball” :???:

    Try awarded

  • Comment 119, posted at 21.08.10 18:43:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 78 min

    Carter misses

    Boks 22 – 22 ABs

  • Comment 120, posted at 21.08.10 18:44:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @ Big Fish, he did good behind a Bok pack playing forward ;-)

  • Comment 121, posted at 21.08.10 18:44:45 by Charlie Reply

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  • Isreal Dagg Try!

    Bloody HIGHLANDERS!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 122, posted at 21.08.10 18:45:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Another forward pass !!!

  • Comment 123, posted at 21.08.10 18:45:24 by Charlie Reply

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  • Disappointing end… But a great game!

  • Comment 124, posted at 21.08.10 18:45:54 by Rahul Reply

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  • :evil: :sad: :cry:

  • Comment 125, posted at 21.08.10 18:46:32 by Jarson Reply
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  • Carter Converts

    FULL TIME

    Springbok 22 – 29 New Zealand.

  • Comment 126, posted at 21.08.10 18:46:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • John Crying.

    I feel for him. :sad:

  • Comment 127, posted at 21.08.10 18:47:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What a shame for John Smit, I salute you Captain !

  • Comment 128, posted at 21.08.10 18:47:21 by Charlie Reply

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  • U can see the Blue Bull mentality coming through, losing right at the end :evil:

  • Comment 129, posted at 21.08.10 18:47:51 by Jarson Reply
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  • FFS!

    Smit deserved better.

    But so did the 95 AB’s and the 07 Poms.

    Life is a bitch. :sad:

  • Comment 130, posted at 21.08.10 18:48:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • We dont drink pink drinks dave!

  • Comment 131, posted at 21.08.10 18:49:04 by Rahul Reply

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  • Don’t worry John, it’s not your fault there’s so many Bulls and Stormers in the squad :twisted:

  • Comment 132, posted at 21.08.10 18:49:37 by Jarson Reply
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  • You see OuBaas what happens when you short out the ref, it’s costing :evil:

  • Comment 133, posted at 21.08.10 18:51:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • A very emotional Mrs. Smit, but I can understand, oh so close :cry:

  • Comment 134, posted at 21.08.10 18:53:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • Pride can only take you so far… and we didn´t completely comprehend the concept of `play the ref`

  • Comment 135, posted at 21.08.10 18:54:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @ Oubaas, costing us 12 points :evil:

  • Comment 136, posted at 21.08.10 18:55:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • Stransky startiing to drink early, All Blacks just won the Vodacom Super 14 :lol:

  • Comment 137, posted at 21.08.10 18:57:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • Fact is that they played better.

    We still have ornamental wings, for example. 2 of the quickest backs in world rugby, but purely ornamental.

  • Comment 138, posted at 21.08.10 18:57:32 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I blame steyn! Too many poor choices and bad kicks at critical times :-)

  • Comment 139, posted at 21.08.10 19:00:51 by Rahul Reply

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  • That last pass was forward to Dagg :sad:

  • Comment 140, posted at 21.08.10 19:01:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 138) :

    JPP didn’t look to quicke when he was SORT OF chasing down isreal dagg for the last try. :sad:

  • Comment 141, posted at 21.08.10 19:26:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh and most importantly.

    HH.

    Congrats on your team winning the Tri-Nations mate. Well Done.

  • Comment 142, posted at 21.08.10 19:27:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Why sub the two guys playing the best rugby of the day?

  • Comment 143, posted at 21.08.10 19:32:12 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • KSA: he seemed to injure his hammy at the 60 min mark. Hope he doesn’t need to cry off.

  • Comment 144, posted at 21.08.10 19:39:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • what a great game i really thought that SB were going to win this on but :cry: sorry guys

  • Comment 145, posted at 22.08.10 09:12:55 by chaz Reply

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  • First of: Congrats to HH !

    I`m guessing the calls for John Smit`s head will sound louder than ever now . . .

    Although I must say those substitutions had me baffled.

    I will admit we came closer than I thought. :shock:

  • Comment 146, posted at 22.08.10 10:45:05 by Original Log Leader Reply
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  • @Original Log Leader (Comment 146) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 142) :

    Cheers chaps …i thought it was a fascinating match.

    So much happened …. leaving both sides with a lot to get correct going into RWC year…..14 months away. :cool:

  • Comment 147, posted at 23.08.10 18:22:26 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 147) :

    I’ve just read that this was the All Blacks’ 1000th win. :shock: :cool:

  • Comment 148, posted at 23.08.10 19:19:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 148) :

    I haven’t been counting ! ;-)

  • Comment 149, posted at 23.08.10 19:29:32 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 149) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That’s according to Wynne Gray.

  • Comment 150, posted at 23.08.10 19:31:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 150) :

    He’s sad enough to know ! ;-)

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