Richard Ferguson

Faf and Goosen ready for All Blacks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 13 Sep 2016 at 08:20
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In some good news following the Boks’ defeat to the Wallabies, both Faf de Klerk and Johan Goosen have been passed fit and ready for selection against the All Blacks this weekend.

The result is that we could very well see an unchanged backline to face New Zealand, but would that consistency make any difference in the end result?

Faf and Elton Jantjies have started consistently, yet both seem to be struggling for form. After the midfield changes made last week by coach Coetzee, could we possibly see changes in the halfbacks?

The team will be announced tomorrow evening, so we won’t have long to wait to see…



77 Comments

  • I’m so excited I can hardly wait!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.09.16 08:23:12 by JD Reply
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  • I dont foresee any changes barring the Lood injury enforced one.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.09.16 08:46:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • And for those hoping that Bismarck could make a come back and receive a call up – Bad News. He is injured and out of action for 3 months, missing any EOYT action as well..

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.09.16 08:46:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) :

    PSdT in for Lood and Alberts on the bench?

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.09.16 08:47:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : Mostert in for Lood,PSDT in for Louw, and Kriel in for Mohojo, thats what Hansen would pick anyways.Alberts on the bench

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.09.16 08:59:34 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 5) :

    Not sure if you have been watching the Boks play, we most certainly DO NOT have Hansen picking our teams.

    Our team is selected by way of random draw from a hat, I thought you knew that!

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.09.16 09:02:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I see Justin Marshall has come out to say if the All Blacks selected a B team, resting their entire starting 15, they would still be able to beat both the Boks and the Wallabies.

    Not sure I can argue with that…

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.16 09:03:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : Yup pretty much. Although i think Koch and Adriaanse may switch again, just a feeling.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.16 09:06:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : Id have to disagree just because he is a scrumhalf :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.09.16 09:07:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : i would love to see what he would pick if he was given our all players and told to pick a team with only one provisor,to pick the best player in each position ,based on his perception of their ability to play rugby

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.09.16 09:10:09 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 5) : Not a fan of PSDT at 7, but if he needs to be starting so if not a lock then for sure at 7.

    Another thought if we are going to bash it up and revert to a game plan that has worked in the past then the loosie combination of 6. Kriel 7. PSDT 8. Alberts could be a very heavy combination, lots of grunt there. With Eben and Mostert packing down at lock.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.09.16 09:10:55 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : That team would have a more than decent chance of beating the A team on any given Sunday.

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.09.16 09:11:43 by The hound Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 1) : Are you excited for the game of the team announcement? I’d love to see what our counter tactics to Barrit will be. He’s so good even when under pressure and his tactical game is brilliant. Our forwards also better man up. Might be our toughest game in the past 5 years. Can’t see us pulling an upset, would at least like to be competitive for 80mins.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.09.16 09:15:24 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : That’s a bold statement to make, but I have to agree with him :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.09.16 09:17:02 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 13) : The Boks are at such a low point I’d call a competitive game and a loss within 7 points a decent achievement. I can’t remember ever expecting a Bok loss before this :shock:

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.09.16 09:18:21 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 15) : Well, to try and be positive, we haven’t taken a real beating on the scoreboard, yet! We’ll have to see what happens this weekend as it will most likely happen in this game if it does happen. Hence why I’m saying I really just hope we can at least, at least be competitive because realistically we have no chance of winning this weekend. I just want to see the guys put up a good fight and not take it lying down.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.09.16 09:50:13 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 13) : sarcasm boet sarcasm!!!!!
    Tactics to counter Barrit might be to let him run and run and run and just maybe he will run out of steam from all the running then the Bokke will pounce……

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.09.16 09:56:58 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : Geez, I’m not confident in that counter tactic at all :cry: we’re in for it this weekend!

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.09.16 10:00:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • 1. Reg Goodes
    2. Hika Elliot / Liam Coltman / James Parsons
    3. Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen
    4. Patrick Tuipolotu
    5. Michael Fatialofa / James Broadhurst / James Franklin
    6. Brad Shields / Elliot Dixon
    7. Matt Todd
    8. Akira Ioane / Liam Squire
    9. Brad Webber / Augustine Pulu / Andy Ellis / Tawira Kerr-Barlow / Mitchell Drummond
    10. Lima Sopoaga / Richie Mo’unga
    11. Tavita Li / Melani Nanai
    12. Charlie Ngatai / Matt Proctor
    13. Rene Ranger / Robbie Fruean
    14. James Lowe / Cory Jane / Rieko Ioane
    15. Damien McKenzie

    I’m sure I’ve left out a lot of names but that’s not a bad looking side! I think they would beat the Boks!

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.09.16 10:04:02 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 16) : there’s always a chance that the All Blacks are so arrogant or over confidante that they expect to win the game by doing the haka. Under estimating your opponent is the fastest way to lose! Just remember I don’t think the Bok players are running onto the field thinking it ok to lose (or at least I hope not!!) so yes there’s always a chance even if it’s only 0.00000000001%

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.09.16 10:06:36 by JD Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 18) : ja it’s almost like a boxer letting his opponent hit him in the face hoping he would break his hand ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.09.16 10:08:58 by JD Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 19) : they might beat a couple of full international teams!

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.09.16 10:10:27 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 20) : I think the hardest thing for the AB coaches and senior players is to keep motivating the team.

    I see they’ve been talking the Bokke up no end. The truth will be in which Haka they perform against us. They only save Kapa O Pango for teams they view as a real threat.

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.09.16 10:14:02 by StevieS Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 10) : I would love to see that. I think there’d be lots of surprises.

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.09.16 10:14:52 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 23) : then I don’t think we will see that one Saturday!

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.09.16 10:17:41 by JD Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : The All Blacks 3rd choice 15 would feature guys like Sopoaga and Kerr-Barlow. To say the All Blacks 2nd team would beat SA is a wild understatement. Their 3rd team would beat SA in SA.

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.09.16 10:22:42 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 25) : :lol: I don’t think so.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.09.16 10:22:52 by StevieS Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 22) : I definitely think they would. An All Black second-string coaching team of Dave Rennie, Chris Boyd, Jamie Joseph and John Plumtree would work wonders with that lot.

    I would love to know the Bok team that those guys would each choose. And it would be interesting to see who Graham Henry would select.

    @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 26) : I think you’re right. Superior skills and superior coaching!

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.09.16 10:25:36 by ChrisS Reply
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  • If the Boks can keep the margin below 25, they will be exceeding expectations.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.09.16 10:55:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : I reckon the AB’s, if allowed, could probably be the best 2 if not 3 teams in the world.

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.09.16 11:14:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The reason that the AB ‘s are the best in the world is that there are no gold card carriers in that team,Israel Dagg and Corey Jane at the last WC and Julian Savea lately found that out.
    There are no Beast and Habannas in that team,players playing on long since diminished reputations.

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.09.16 11:37:36 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 31) : What would the Bok team look like if Graham Henry was the coach? Interesting to think how many changes there would be.

    Players deemed “too small” for years might be the core around which the team is built. I think we’d see Heinrich Brussow back in the side.

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.09.16 11:45:20 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 32) : Would be interesting as NZ sides are always only picked from locally based players…if they had the choice to pick anyone would they still stick to only picking local or picking a few from abroad?

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.09.16 11:50:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) : think they have so many quality players (and get so many young quality players from the islands) that they don’t have a need to pick players playing abroad.

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.09.16 11:57:27 by JD Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 32) : is he still playing rugby?

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.09.16 11:58:27 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) : They dont need to…but would be interesting if they would. They do have some quality guys playing overseas

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.09.16 11:59:35 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 35) : Continually overlooked despite being the best fetcher in the country (if not in the world) so he’s playing in Japan permanently now. Such a waste of talent!!! :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.09.16 12:16:55 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : yes they do but SA (and Oz) also could select way better teams if they looked at all SA players playing abroad and not just guys that already played for Bokke before they left.

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.09.16 12:18:08 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) : I’d like to give them the freedom to pick a Bok squad from anywhere in the world. I think we’d be amazed by what a good team we could actually put together.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.09.16 12:18:11 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 37) : once again I personally think he was a good player but last time he played for the Cheetahs he’s was not near to the form that made him a world beater! Don’t watch a lot of Japanese rugby so really not sure about his current form but on what I’ve seen last I would not pick him above Marcell.

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.09.16 12:21:54 by JD Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 39) : I think we would get a few surprises as i dont think they would pick the same as our ‘flavour of the week’ team that fans in SA think should play…

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.09.16 12:24:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 40) : Last time in a Bok jersey he was a passenger. Way past his best now. I wouldnt pick him.

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.09.16 12:25:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 42) : really hope you’re not talking about Marcell!?!?!

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.09.16 12:29:41 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : Who are the players you are thinking about,Nonu,Carter,can’t think of anyone else.
    But I think you will find that most NZ players who leave ,realise that there AB playing time is up and take the graceful way out.
    The only exception is SBW who is such a prodigious talent that he breaks all the rules.

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.09.16 12:31:26 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 44) : I think guys like Carter, Nonu, Piatau could still add value. Cant think of other names off hand. Like you say a lot leave after the peak of their careers. Just would be interesting to see if they would pick foreigners if allowed. Not that they need to as was said…

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.09.16 12:38:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 45) : What would happen is that a lot of their top guys would leave in their prime,unlike now.

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.09.16 12:43:51 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 46) : Very true. Will be interesting if and when the French league starts to protect French players and only allow a certain number of foreigners. Cant see it happening anytime soon though with all the private investment in french league

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.09.16 12:47:14 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 44) : @SheldonK (Comment 45) : must say things are a bit different for the All Blacks than Bokke:
    They do not select players from abroad no matter who so the players know if you want to play for NZ you must play in NZ. This results in players leaving later in life as most top player (who’s good enough) will stay to play. That’s because of a deep pride that they have to play for NZ.
    BUT don’t forget the NZ Dollar is a lot stronger than the Rand. This means that the difference between the local and European/Japanese salaries is not nearly as big as for the SA players (1 Euro = 1-53 NZ Dollar but = R16-04).

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.09.16 12:54:19 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 48) : Yes good points you make. Its not new news that SA rugby is currently in a downward spiral in all formats. If something doesnt change i think we all know where we are headed (check out the local PSL if you need a clue). So my question then: Not that it is likely or even possible to happened…but would Privatisation of the various Unions in SA benefit SA rugby in general in terms of the players and coaches we would be able to retain/attract?

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.09.16 13:00:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 49) : don’t think so because the smaller unions runs SA rugby. Another and bigger problem is outside people giving instructions on who to pick but to comply to site rules I’ll just stop there.

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.09.16 13:11:34 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 48) : How a shite little pile of wet rocks at the arse end of the world, with no natural resources can have a currency worth 10 times that of a country with our natural resources is abysmal

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.09.16 13:13:09 by The hound Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 50) : Well thats kinda my point. Privatisation would result in no outside influences or mutterings from small unions who themselves would be owned. Yes alot of decisions would be monetary based more than rugby based initially but i think in time that would change as you would need a good product to create money. I really just feel if we carry on the way we are then we are in for some trouble

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.09.16 13:16:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 51) : 2 words- a stability and continuity. Those in application make a world of difference

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.09.16 13:17:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 52) : Sport as a form of National pride is an outdated concept,it belongs to a previous stadium era,today sport is a television based.
    We are getting closer and closer to an international media based competition,where teams will be chosen for reasons other than country of birth.
    Already the English Premier league is bigger in Africa,and Aisia than their own leagues.
    Television will supply the money and to be competitive only the best players will make it.

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.09.16 13:23:27 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 52) :
    Private owners that could really shake the scene and not feel it in their pockets

    Saad – Sharks (or if Karma is involved Wentzel and Wiese :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: )
    Rupert- WP
    Wiese – Lions
    Bekker- Bulls
    Oppenheimer – Boland / Kwaste

    Rest will have to settle for consortiums etc.

    I can guarantee you that most marquee players in Europe will back with these guys backing and controlling the environments

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.09.16 13:45:38 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 55) : Well look i personally feel privatisation is the only way i can see there being a positive change (although im led to believe privatisation is nearly impossible). You have mentioned individual ownership (and i didnt think of that), i was thinking along the lines of say Multichoice owning the Sharks, DHL owning the Stormers, Nashua owning the Bulls, Xerox owning the Lions etc. So similar to Japan concept

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.09.16 13:51:51 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 54) : Interesting point…how do you see that relating to rugby here in SA?

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.09.16 13:52:47 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 56) : yip another option. I went for the individuals who has shown interest and can do a 51% purchase without feeling the cash.

    If Saru amends constitution to allow such scenarios I would not be surprised if Captain Planet returns in another role….

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.09.16 13:54:18 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 58) : If that decision ever gets made it would greatly benefit our rugby. Unfortunately i cant see it ever being made

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.09.16 14:05:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 55) : @SheldonK (Comment 56) : sorry for bursting your bubble guys but it will never happen for a couple of reasons.
    Nobody (except Supersport who has a interest in ensuring strong rugby so that they have a product to sell) will invest millions in an organization where you are given instructions on who you’re allowed to select.
    I know the Sharks are loosing money and just wonder if any team is actually showing a profit?
    Sorry to say but if you were to go on “Dragon’s den” and try to sell any SA union as a business opportunity they will laugh at you!!!
    Sorry to say rugby is a professional sport but a lot of other things (than money and the future wellbeing of the sport) is the determining factor in what is done and decided!!!

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.09.16 14:15:05 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 60) : I think you forgot the biggest stumbling block…those currently running the unions and benefitting from being in charge would basically have to vote themselves out and i cannot see that happening. So best we can hope for is well…um…im not sure what will rectify this sinking ship to be honest

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.09.16 14:21:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 57) : I think we would be a breeding ground for European,Japanese and Australian clubs much the same as the Polynesian Islanders are now.

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.09.16 15:05:20 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 62) : You think Super rugby has an expiration date? i do.

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.09.16 15:09:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 63) : Yes I think SARU ‘s attempts to force their idea of how rugby should be played by demanding space for sub standard teams will force the N.Z and Aus to look elsewhere for competition.
    N.Zealanders are seriously un happy with the current system and so they should be,Stormers had absolutely no right to be in the playoffs this year and were gifted a placate the expense of a NZ team.
    Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and the Sharks were denied a place because a Japanese team had to be in the finals,imagine the outrage here.
    Sport is unfortunately about winners and losers,and when you start guaranteeing places for losers you take the heart out of the competition

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.09.16 15:17:44 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 64) : Yeh very good points.

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.09.16 15:22:20 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 58) : Wentzel has that sort of money?

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  • @StevieS (Comment 66) : No but his father in law definitely does

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.09.16 15:49:14 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 63) : @The hound (Comment 64) : think it’s not only SARU that’s to blame (although it’s might nice to blame them for everything)! Oz also forced for extra teams that’s under strength. Just like SA they have to many teams in Super rugby for their teams to be filled with quality players. Personally I think the only reason NZ teams are doing better is because of the 1000 islands flavour of their teams (although I do not have statistics to prove it).

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.09.16 16:30:28 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 68) : I think you do make a good point. I also think NZ currently has enough good players to fill the teams they have but should they get another team the quality would also drop. As you say OZ and SA dont have the quality in quantity to cater for all the teams they have. OZ should have max 3 and SA 3 or 4

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.09.16 07:53:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 64) : All very valid points. I saw in an article on SS the Crusaders coach was especially unhappy about the format and he’s organizing a meeting with SANZAAR to address it. He’s got the right idea about how the format should be, I hope other unions back him so we can go back to the strength vs strength setup. I never thought I’d be missing SR games a couple of years ago, I never used to miss one but lately it was hard to stay interested in all the games especially with the weaker teams playing. I think they kind of shot themselves in the foot by including the Sunwolves and Jaguares because they can’t really drop them anymore because of the viewership they’ll lose in those countries. To a lesser extent the Jaguares, they are competitive at least. But there’s no excuses for the Kings, they can drop them any day of the week.

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.09.16 07:53:57 by Quintin Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 69) : thanx ja NZ just got enough teams so maybe we should give them 3 extra teams!? ;-)

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.09.16 08:19:05 by JD Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 70) : what format is he proposing?

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.09.16 08:20:01 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 72) : Full round robin-basis. Here’s the link :

    http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/crusaders-to-call-for-review-of-super-rugby-format-20160908

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.09.16 08:32:58 by Quintin Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 71) : @JD (Comment 72) : See now it’s the Crusaders chief executive, not current coach who’s taking on the format change.

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.09.16 08:35:27 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 73) : yes interesting reading and I also agree with them but with 18 teams it will never work. Only thing that could be done is changing it into two groups of 9. But can’t see it changing before the current tv deal expires.

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.09.16 09:52:51 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 68) : you spot on JD and in fact they should replace the nonsense that is Kings rugby with a team of those chaps,but then NZ wont allow their feeder system to be cut off

  • Comment 76, posted at 14.09.16 12:29:16 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 76) : hahahaha ja unfortunately it will never happen.

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