EOYT: Ireland (21) v The Springboks (23) F/T

6 Nov 10 15:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 272 Comments

South Africa go into this match having already lost, so why bother?

I for one still support my country, and think that we can win this match, and I cannot wait for this team to prove all their doubters wrong. The Springboks almost never go into a game against a northern hemisphere team as the underdogs, and this team will be as pumped as a team of Sharks playing in the Currie Cup Final. [...]


EOYT: England (16) v New Zealand (26) F/T

6 Nov 10 14:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 72 Comments

Arrogance may have cost the All Blacks last week against the Wallabies, when they subbed Dan Carter with 20 minutes to go. Stephen Donald’s mistakes handed the Wallabies an opportunity for the comeback, one they didn’t miss. [...]


EOYT: Wales (16) v Australia (25) F/T

6 Nov 10 13:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 23 Comments

The Wallabies head to the Millennium stadium in Wales brimming with confidence after their dramatic triumph over the All Blacks in Hong Kong last weekend, while the hosts are looking to experiment with their line-up. [...]



Desperate Lions talking big

6 Nov 10 11:58 by Warren Smith (war1) | 51 Comments

It appears the Lions new shareholders, buoyed by the signing of Lionel Mapoe, have declared that money will not be an issue when acquiring new players for the now suddenly cash flush Johannesburg union. [...]


Pakistan v South Africa: 4th ODI

5 Nov 10 15:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 104 Comments

South Africa take on Pakistan in the fourth One Day International in Dubai aiming to wrap up the series and take an unassailable lead. Pakistan will be hopint to even up the series at 2 all going into the last game on Sunday. Follow live updates here. [...]


Whats waiting in the wings for the Sharks?

5 Nov 10 13:43 by (Big Fish) | 78 Comments

So, after the messy defection of Lionel Mapoe, Sharks fans are (rightly) feeling aggrieved at the way the youngster thanked the Sharks for their help over the last few months. In addition, there has been some concern over losing a promising wing prospect. Is this justified?

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Jean de Villiers fit to start

5 Nov 10 11:46 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 27 Comments

Centre Jean de Villiers will win his 64 cap for South Africa on Saturday after passing a late fitness test in Dublin on Friday morning [...]



Its Ticker time.

5 Nov 10 11:37 by Andrew Campbell (Sportbilly) | 21 Comments

The old saying holds true, a week is a long time in rugby. Think back a week ago. A certain team fielded a rather mismatched backline. We has an ex fullback at 13 who was way too old, another fullback at 10 who was way to young, a discard at 12, a snail at 14 and a perennial Vodacom Cup player at 9. I mean really how did the Sharks think they could win this one? [...]


Weekend Sports Betting Preview

5 Nov 10 11:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 2 Comments

Let’s have a look at the sporting weekend ahead and what betting options are available:

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ITM Cup – 2010 Final Preview

4 Nov 10 22:34 by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander) | 23 Comments

The Canterbury machine rolled on last weekend and this week they will be looking to emulate the star studded Auckland side of the 1980’s in making it three National Provincial Championships in a row. [...]


No plan, no thought, no clue.

4 Nov 10 20:44 by Andrew Campbell (Sportbilly) | 151 Comments

So the Bok team is finally announced and true to form, our friend Peter has made more controversial calls than Steve Walsh with a whistle in hand. There was speculation, there was trepidation and there was huge anticipation as Thursday afternoon wore on. Lets face it there is always going to be controversy when the man who puts the Mo in vember takes his foot out his mouth and starts talking. [...]


Bok team announced

4 Nov 10 17:31 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 65 Comments

The Springbok team to face Ireland has been announced. Deon Stegmann is the only debutant in the team, and will start in the 6 jersey. Should Jean de Villiers not pass a late fitness test, Pat Lambie will join Stegmann as the second new Springbok. [...]


Looking forward…

4 Nov 10 14:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 28 Comments

Sharks coach John Plumtree gave us a glimpse into his thinking for the future after the fantastic win in the Currie Cup, being the continuation of the current plan, which is to keep the ball in hand and take the game to the opposition. [...]


This whole sordid affair stinks to high heaven

4 Nov 10 10:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 116 Comments

New developments, allegations and rumours continue to fly in thick and fast regarding the aptly named “Lionel Mapoe Saga”. If I were Rudi Straeuli, I’d be secretly ruing the day this particular pile of poo landed on my doorstep… [...]


If you own a Porsche why leave it parked in the garage !

4 Nov 10 10:25 by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander) | 73 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams will make his much anticipated International Rugby Debut for the All Blacks on Saturday at Twickenham. [...]