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Tri-Nations: SA (15) v Australia (27) 1st Test (F/T)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations, Wallabies on 23 Aug 2008 at 12:00

South Africa host Australia in Durban for their penultimate test of the series with a clear message that SA need to get maximum points to stay in contention for a series win.

Will the Springboks’ expansive game plan finally come good and give us the result we need?

Or will the Aussies finally manage that first SA win since 2000, which was also played at Kings Park Stadium. The Australia victory was sealed with a last minute kick to give them a 19 – 18 lead.

Kick off in Durban at 15:00 SA time.

Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
ARs: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Rob Debney (England)
TMO: Romain Poite (France)

South Africa:
Starting XV: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Butch James, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Andries Bekker, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Brian Mujati, 18 Joe van Niekerk, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Frans Steyn, 22 Percy Montgomery.

Australia:
Starting XV: 15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Peter Hynes, 13 Stirling Mortlock (captain), 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Sam Cordingley, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Daniel Vickerman, 4 James Horwill, 3 Matt Dunning, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Al Baxter, 18 Hugh McMeniman, 19 Phil Waugh, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Timana Tahu, 22 Ryan Cross.


218 Comments

  • AMABHOKOBHOKO!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.08.08 12:23:20 by blackshark Reply
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  • Come on guys…do it for yourselves…do it for the coach…and do it for the country!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.08.08 12:36:49 by blackshark Reply
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  • GO BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.08.08 12:46:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 2) :

    you going down to the game?

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.08.08 12:47:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 4 tries might be a bit much to ask.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.08.08 14:47:58 by McLovin Reply
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  • Played 34 in SA.

    Won 27.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.08.08 14:48:40 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : That’s the Boks v Aus.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.08.08 14:49:23 by McLovin Reply
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  • Boks to take it! I’m feeling really confident today!

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.08.08 14:55:46 by Villie Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : I will take the win first!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.08.08 14:56:56 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 9) : That’s all I want. 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.08.08 14:58:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Die broers singing the Oz song. 🙄

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.08.08 14:59:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Three others okes singing SA anthem. Not sure if they’re related.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.08.08 15:00:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : I still piss myself when I hear that name! 😆 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.08.08 15:01:37 by Villie Reply
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  • Durbs weather.

    26°CFeels Like 27°C

    Fair

    Wind
    From Northeast at 23 kmph

    Humidity
    61%

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.08.08 15:01:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 12) : Bala brothers!

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.08.08 15:01:53 by Villie Reply
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  • Here we go.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.08.08 15:02:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 15) : Sowaar? 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.08.08 15:03:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • BEEEEEEEASSSSSSTTTT!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.08.08 15:05:33 by klempie Reply

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  • Breakdown’s a bit better so far.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.08.08 15:07:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks looking very incisive!

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.08.08 15:07:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Frantic pace.

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.08.08 15:08:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Butch fired up.

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.08.08 15:09:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • CJ in trouble. 👿

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.08.08 15:10:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • Pen Aus. Kickable.

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.08.08 15:10:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bit silly from CJ. Lucky not to get a card.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.08.08 15:10:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Stupid CJ.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.08.08 15:11:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Over.

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.08.08 15:11:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3-0 Aus. 9min.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.08.08 15:11:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : Bit silly? RIDICULOUS! What is between his ears?

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.08.08 15:11:59 by Villie Reply
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  • Another free kick against boks at breakdown. 👿

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.08.08 15:12:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 29) : Mostly air it seems. 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.08.08 15:14:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks scrum all over Aus. 😎

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.08.08 15:14:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • When are we going to finish ONE of our chances? It’s very poor…we create so many chances but can’t finish anything! Frustrating!

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.08.08 15:15:11 by Villie Reply
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  • And what is wrong with our lineouts. If we keep losing our own ball, we’ve got a moerse problem!

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.08.08 15:16:16 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 33) : Hopefully very soon.

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.08.08 15:16:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Pen Boks.

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.08.08 15:19:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Doughnut Dunning looks like his head’s going to explode.

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.08.08 15:20:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • Line outs a mess. 👿

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.08.08 15:20:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 34) : Matfield. No leadership. SAme as last week.

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.08.08 15:20:34 by klempie Reply

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  • Our lineouts are a SHAMBLES!

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.08.08 15:21:05 by Villie Reply
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  • 48 thousand in attendance.

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.08.08 15:21:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) : 😆 😆 Beast is shoving his head up his….

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.08.08 15:22:32 by Villie Reply
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  • yet another free kick cm’s from try line. 👿 👿 👿

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.08.08 15:22:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Beast holding on?? WTF?? 👿

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.08.08 15:23:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Pen Boks. Kickable.

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.08.08 15:23:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Finally!! Hinds offside!

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.08.08 15:23:46 by klempie Reply

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  • Butch misses. 👿

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.08.08 15:24:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ummmm…forgive me if I’m wrong but don’t we have to get 4 tries??

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.08.08 15:24:58 by klempie Reply

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  • We need to score.

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.08.08 15:25:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : To have any hope of winning the Tri-nations yes.

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.08.08 15:26:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • How long is it now since we last scored a point? Ages!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.08.08 15:26:28 by Villie Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 49) : Yeh, by putting the ball on the grass behind the goal line. 4 times!

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.08.08 15:27:05 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : We need to win the game first!

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.08.08 15:27:21 by Villie Reply
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  • Free kick Aus 5m out.

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.08.08 15:28:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • So Juan Smith Still tackles well and STILL refuses to pass. 👿

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.08.08 15:28:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • TMO.

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.08.08 15:29:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Close, very close.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.08.08 15:30:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 53) : If we score 4 tries we win the game man. The age of being heroes for winning individual tests is over.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.08.08 15:30:50 by klempie Reply

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  • could be.

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.08.08 15:31:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 58) : You can’t worry about scoring 4 tries. You have to win the game. You take your points when on offer. 4 tries is a bonus!

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.08.08 15:31:46 by Villie Reply
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  • Try. 👿

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.08.08 15:32:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • 8-0 soon to be 10-0.

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.08.08 15:32:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 60) : A bonus which we HAVE to get to win the trinations.

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.08.08 15:32:36 by klempie Reply

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  • That is a shocking decision. How can you award that? It was short and you could not see who was under the ball. Pure guesswork.

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.08.08 15:32:37 by Villie Reply
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  • 10-0 Aus. 28min.

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.08.08 15:32:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • We need to settle down a bit.

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.08.08 15:33:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) : Yeah but you can’t worry about winning the Tri Nations now, you have to win this test first. Even if we win both tests with scoring 4 tries we are not guaranteed to win the Tri Nations

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.08.08 15:33:41 by Villie Reply
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  • Dunning about as effective as a throw pillow.

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.08.08 15:34:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • The odds of us taking the tri-nations are slim. I’d be happy with 2 good wins against Aus.

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.08.08 15:35:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks going for glory one step to early it seems.

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.08.08 15:35:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Too many boks get isolated at breakdown. 👿

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.08.08 15:36:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Turnovers & free kicks galore against the Boks.

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.08.08 15:37:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • 112min with no points.

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.08.08 15:38:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 67) : If we win and don’t get a bonus point then we DEFINITELY can’t win the tri-nations.

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.08.08 15:38:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 64) : You can if you’re English. Same shit last night with Bouch getting stumped. 🙄

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.08.08 15:39:28 by klempie Reply

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  • Some good defence from the Boks.

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.08.08 15:39:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 74) : I understand that, but at the moment we don’t even look like scoring one try never mind 4. And we need a win first and foremost

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.08.08 15:41:11 by Villie Reply
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  • We get a free kick. 😯

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.08.08 15:41:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • my work is seriously interfering with my social life.

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.08.08 15:43:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Plenty happening. zero points for Boks.

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.08.08 15:43:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • High tackle no.4 Pen Aus.

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.08.08 15:44:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 80) : PDV better pray we get at least a point on the board. Can you imagine if the Boks go TWO weeks in a row without scoring…at HOME??

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.08.08 15:45:08 by klempie Reply

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  • 5m scrum to Aus seems likely.

  • Comment 83, posted at 23.08.08 15:46:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • 22m drop out.

  • Comment 84, posted at 23.08.08 15:47:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • Half time. 10-0 Aus

  • Comment 85, posted at 23.08.08 15:49:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks need to get their shit together.

  • Comment 86, posted at 23.08.08 15:49:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Aus hardly doing anything other than the basics and have 10 points to show.

  • Comment 87, posted at 23.08.08 15:50:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ref again blowing every marginal call against us.

  • Comment 88, posted at 23.08.08 15:52:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 88) : And TMO made a poor call

  • Comment 89, posted at 23.08.08 15:53:04 by Villie Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 87) : Maybe that’s the secret??

  • Comment 90, posted at 23.08.08 15:53:24 by klempie Reply

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  • We dont have a clue how to score. We can turn it round though…Aussies have lost Vickerman and Barnes!

  • Comment 91, posted at 23.08.08 15:54:02 by Villie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 90) : Fairly open secret. 😉

  • Comment 92, posted at 23.08.08 15:54:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • 130min since the Boks last scored a point in tri-nations.

  • Comment 93, posted at 23.08.08 15:56:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 92) : Not to those buffoons from across the Jukskei it’s not. 😆

  • Comment 94, posted at 23.08.08 15:57:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Effigy shops must be getting ready for a bumper run on the PdV model. 😈

  • Comment 95, posted at 23.08.08 15:57:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • So we have 2 “great lineout specialists” in Victor Dofokkolonthefield and Bekker, and we still lose our own and can’t challeng their ball?

    Then Spies and Smith can’t NOT turn over the ball – how can you win?

    At least Beast is making Donut his Prison-Bitch in a big way.
    Squeal like a pig boy!

  • Comment 96, posted at 23.08.08 15:58:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Dunning should be about 50% more flexible after some Beast physio.

  • Comment 97, posted at 23.08.08 15:59:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 95) :
    The forwards’ skills levels are shocking in contact – both on attack and defence. Maybe time to question the selection of Gary Gold as forwards coach?

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 98) : Maybe.

  • Comment 99, posted at 23.08.08 16:01:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Is there an ANGRY PDV?? He’s probs patting them on the back and saying don’t worry about the results boys, just keep on doing what you’re doing! Mortlock giving the convicts the motivation they need. “We’re going to win here for the first time in 8 years today boys!”

  • Comment 100, posted at 23.08.08 16:01:21 by klempie Reply

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  • Zinzan Brooke says bring on Monty, Januarie & Steyn.

  • Comment 101, posted at 23.08.08 16:01:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Dunning’s a useless piece of lard.

  • Comment 102, posted at 23.08.08 16:02:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bok support play is absolutely pathetic.

  • Comment 103, posted at 23.08.08 16:04:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bit of how’s your father.

  • Comment 104, posted at 23.08.08 16:04:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • WTF CJ?? Use you head man!

  • Comment 105, posted at 23.08.08 16:05:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Touch judge reprot.

  • Comment 106, posted at 23.08.08 16:05:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Matfield taken out in line out. Pen Boks.

  • Comment 107, posted at 23.08.08 16:05:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Butch going for goal.

  • Comment 108, posted at 23.08.08 16:06:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Over!!!

  • Comment 109, posted at 23.08.08 16:06:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3-10 Aus 44min.

  • Comment 110, posted at 23.08.08 16:06:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Percy on. JPP off.

  • Comment 111, posted at 23.08.08 16:07:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks off-side. Pen Aus. Going for goal.

  • Comment 112, posted at 23.08.08 16:09:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Miss…….. 😯

  • Comment 113, posted at 23.08.08 16:10:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • Waugh on. Palu off.

  • Comment 114, posted at 23.08.08 16:10:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Butch broken. 👿

  • Comment 115, posted at 23.08.08 16:11:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Butch on the floor.

  • Comment 116, posted at 23.08.08 16:11:33 by klempie Reply

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  • Seems like knee. Could be serious.

  • Comment 117, posted at 23.08.08 16:11:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Back on his feet. 😎

  • Comment 118, posted at 23.08.08 16:12:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Pen against Beast at scrum. Going for goal.

  • Comment 119, posted at 23.08.08 16:12:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • A rare duff by the Beast. Giteau for goal.

  • Comment 120, posted at 23.08.08 16:13:08 by klempie Reply

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  • Through

  • Comment 121, posted at 23.08.08 16:14:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Over..

  • Comment 122, posted at 23.08.08 16:14:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • 13-3 Palu back.

  • Comment 123, posted at 23.08.08 16:14:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Adi does brilliant to save try.

  • Comment 124, posted at 23.08.08 16:14:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Still 5m scrum to Aus. Boks look clueless.

  • Comment 125, posted at 23.08.08 16:15:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 97) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 126, posted at 23.08.08 16:16:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Finally free kick to Boks at breakdown. plus 10 for pissing about.

  • Comment 127, posted at 23.08.08 16:16:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Finally some play in the Aussie 22…

  • Comment 128, posted at 23.08.08 16:17:16 by klempie Reply

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  • Palu chucks ball at Bismarck. F-all punishment. 🙄

  • Comment 129, posted at 23.08.08 16:19:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bismarck gets a talking to. 🙄

  • Comment 130, posted at 23.08.08 16:19:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Beast off. Mujati on. No sense. Steyn on for Butch.

  • Comment 131, posted at 23.08.08 16:20:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 129) :

    @McLovin (Comment 130) :

    Ref and TJ don’t have a clue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How can the TJ say #2 Green was overly aggressive. No Worries he is not the TJ next week. He is the ref!

  • Comment 132, posted at 23.08.08 16:21:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 11 turnover conceded by Boks.

  • Comment 133, posted at 23.08.08 16:22:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Spies off. Big Joe on.

  • Comment 134, posted at 23.08.08 16:22:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Line outs a mess.

  • Comment 135, posted at 23.08.08 16:22:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 132) : Doesn’t matter. This whole NEW approach from PDV is what’s causing the problems. The players don’t buy it and it’s obvious why.

  • Comment 136, posted at 23.08.08 16:23:12 by klempie Reply

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  • TJ again. 🙄

  • Comment 137, posted at 23.08.08 16:24:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Pen against 3 green.

  • Comment 138, posted at 23.08.08 16:25:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steyn bloedneus.

  • Comment 139, posted at 23.08.08 16:25:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bryce Lawrence has something to say again! He must be waiting for next week with so much anticipation 🙄

  • Comment 140, posted at 23.08.08 16:25:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • from the bit i have seen it seems Adi Jacobs is yet again having a great game.

  • Comment 141, posted at 23.08.08 16:26:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Try Tiqiri.

  • Comment 142, posted at 23.08.08 16:27:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Was that Nokwe who missed tuqiri in the midfield?

  • Comment 143, posted at 23.08.08 16:27:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 141) : He is. But overall the Boks are clueless.

  • Comment 144, posted at 23.08.08 16:28:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Over. 20-3.

  • Comment 145, posted at 23.08.08 16:28:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 143) : FdP.

  • Comment 146, posted at 23.08.08 16:28:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • 63min. Januarie on.

  • Comment 147, posted at 23.08.08 16:29:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 143) :

    No it was Fourie Du Preez 😳

    How did I mix the two up? 😯 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 148, posted at 23.08.08 16:29:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HOHOHOHOHOHOHO…..All I can say is good luck to PDV wherever you sleep tonight my man. 😆

  • Comment 149, posted at 23.08.08 16:29:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Our substitutions are a joke too! PDV has me seriously worried. I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt but now I’m seriously questioning whether he knows what he is doing!

  • Comment 150, posted at 23.08.08 16:30:00 by Villie Reply
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  • Try Adi.

  • Comment 151, posted at 23.08.08 16:31:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Adi scores!

  • Comment 152, posted at 23.08.08 16:31:21 by Villie Reply
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  • ADI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 153, posted at 23.08.08 16:31:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 150) : Why o why was the beats replaced.

  • Comment 154, posted at 23.08.08 16:31:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • 20-10 65min.

  • Comment 155, posted at 23.08.08 16:32:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 149) : ❓ ❓

  • Comment 156, posted at 23.08.08 16:32:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • CJ should never play for Boks again. He is a liability with all the penalties he gives away. lets hope he is cited for next week!

  • Comment 157, posted at 23.08.08 16:32:37 by Villie Reply
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  • For heaven’s sake guys!

    Its not the gameplan that is costing us – we have had at least 10 trips into their 22m area – we just cant finish off.

    Our skill levels are shocking – cant pass out of the tackle, can’t run into position, and most certainly can’t ruck.

    If a ball carrier doesn’t get turned in the tackle or go off on some maverick run, 90% of the time a turnover is due to the lack of support play, and not the ball-carrier himself.

    Maybe Jake chose his game-plan cos he made peace with the fact that the players’ lack of skills made any other game-plan impossible? 🙄

  • Comment 158, posted at 23.08.08 16:33:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 157) : I reckon he will be.

  • Comment 159, posted at 23.08.08 16:33:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 156) : We’re going to lose and someone’s going to lynch him. No doubt he will claim that that solitary success shows that his new approach is working.

  • Comment 160, posted at 23.08.08 16:33:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Mortlock goes through almost untouched. 👿

  • Comment 161, posted at 23.08.08 16:33:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • What has Bekker done? He doesn’t take his lineout ball and is anonymous. Should not be in the side

  • Comment 162, posted at 23.08.08 16:35:02 by Villie Reply
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  • 27-10.

  • Comment 163, posted at 23.08.08 16:35:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • All over red rover.

  • Comment 164, posted at 23.08.08 16:35:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….The Boks are going to get booed off the field. Watch…

  • Comment 165, posted at 23.08.08 16:36:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 158) : Exactly…

  • Comment 166, posted at 23.08.08 16:36:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Adi again!!!

  • Comment 167, posted at 23.08.08 16:37:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • Adi again

  • Comment 168, posted at 23.08.08 16:37:09 by Villie Reply
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  • ADI AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 169, posted at 23.08.08 16:37:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 27-15 72min.

  • Comment 170, posted at 23.08.08 16:38:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • snap

    snap

    snap

  • Comment 171, posted at 23.08.08 16:38:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Watson in Steyn’s way. 👿

  • Comment 172, posted at 23.08.08 16:38:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 172) : Or maybe not. 😳

  • Comment 173, posted at 23.08.08 16:39:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • Basics are simply not there.

  • Comment 174, posted at 23.08.08 16:40:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 174) : The basics are not there because the gameplan requires too much risk…that’s the problem.

  • Comment 175, posted at 23.08.08 16:42:48 by klempie Reply

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  • WTF type of on the floor throw away pass was that from Watson?????????????

  • Comment 176, posted at 23.08.08 16:44:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 175) :

    Dude the gameplan excuse can only be stretched so far

  • Comment 177, posted at 23.08.08 16:45:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sheez Jantjes knocks on a sitter of a pass. 👿

    Bloody gameplan! 👿

    😉

  • Comment 178, posted at 23.08.08 16:46:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Fortunately I still have movies & wine. Go well gentleman & ladies. 🙂

  • Comment 179, posted at 23.08.08 16:46:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • fukk this shit!fukk it to hell(apologies for my language)

  • Comment 180, posted at 23.08.08 16:46:32 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Hopeless performance today. Much worse than last week!

  • Comment 181, posted at 23.08.08 16:47:31 by Villie Reply
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  • Game over

    FULL TIME

    SA 15 – 27 Aus

  • Comment 182, posted at 23.08.08 16:47:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • im on a weekend away.way too much dop here.

  • Comment 183, posted at 23.08.08 16:48:01 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 177) : The game plan is to play high intensity, high paced running rugby. I think handling errors are a natural consequence.

  • Comment 184, posted at 23.08.08 16:49:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Log updated

    Aus are 1 point behind NZ with a game in hand.

    Who woulda thought Aus would win the Tri-Nations.

  • Comment 185, posted at 23.08.08 16:49:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 183) :

    Don’t drown dude. 😉

  • Comment 186, posted at 23.08.08 16:50:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • McLOVIN

    Thanks for standing in on the commentary, much appreciated.

  • Comment 187, posted at 23.08.08 16:52:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 177) : What’s wrong with protecting the ball and driving it up the middle with the forwards? Hasn’t let us down before…

  • Comment 188, posted at 23.08.08 16:56:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Crowd booing Matfield, PDV and the Boks. Told ya! 😉

  • Comment 189, posted at 23.08.08 17:02:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 188) : How you plan to get Victor in off the wing long enough to do that?

  • Comment 190, posted at 23.08.08 17:02:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 190) : Why’s he playing on the wing then? Gameplan…

  • Comment 191, posted at 23.08.08 17:03:09 by klempie Reply

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  • cant see myself tuning in next week.got some painting to do.

  • Comment 192, posted at 23.08.08 17:12:01 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 192) : I’ve got tickets and just found out yesterday that work is sending me to the UK. Thank goodness! 😯

  • Comment 193, posted at 23.08.08 17:13:04 by klempie Reply

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  • hehehe lucky you.jack daniels bottle number 6 just opened.woah!

  • Comment 194, posted at 23.08.08 17:15:07 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • bloody stormers players bloody stormers coaches. once again the sharks players had to drag the team out of shit. well. thank frodo the sharks are playing again next week, I am sick of b grade rugby.

  • Comment 195, posted at 23.08.08 17:30:40 by try time Reply

     
  • and as for juan smith. great players know how to adapt to new laws. he is still stuck kopstamp rugby. time for wikus and baywatch to be given a shot. ag screw it why waste such good players on the boks.

  • Comment 196, posted at 23.08.08 17:37:03 by try time Reply

     
  • ah tt me and u both on the same buzz

  • Comment 197, posted at 23.08.08 17:47:34 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Ye Gods!

    The gameplan was not run at all costs – didnt people watch the rugby???

    Boks lost cos they can’t protect the ball in contact or compete at the rucks – gain-line battle was lost in a big way.

    Stop blaming the coach and just accept that we aren’t quite as good as we like to think. 🙄

  • Comment 198, posted at 23.08.08 17:50:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 197) : a few more whiskeys and i will be on a better buzz. (to all kids alcohol is not an escape route and should be handled with care. it should be drunk in moderation. and if you are under the legal age not at all.)

  • Comment 199, posted at 23.08.08 17:52:12 by try time Reply

     
  • @Big Fish (Comment 198) : come on bf how can you say a coach is not to blame for poor tactics at ruck time. the coaches choose the players to play the ruck and if he doesn’t pick the right players he is to blame. schalk and juan have always been shocking ball collectors. they are bashem players and we have no use for that type of player anymore.

  • Comment 200, posted at 23.08.08 17:55:41 by try time Reply

     
  • @try time (Comment 199) :brah ive got enuff to fill a dry dock

  • Comment 201, posted at 23.08.08 17:56:17 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 198) : The Boks can’t protect the ball because there is eff-all structure. Look how many times guys got isolated. It’s all about throwing the ball around and not down the line either. I agree with what you say about the rucks though.

  • Comment 202, posted at 23.08.08 17:59:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 201) : i was saving my single malts for a special occasion. desperate times call for desperate measures.

  • Comment 203, posted at 23.08.08 18:00:04 by try time Reply

     
  • @try time (Comment 200) :
    Don’t get me wrong TT, I agree that the selections have been wrong – I would have made at least 4; I am just saying that the tactics are not wrong.

    The only mitigating factor for the coaches regarding the selections is that its hard to drop guys who have won a WC: thing is, the time for tough calls has come (last week at the latest).

    Spies is a 7, not an 8, Juan Smith is presently hopeless, and Matfield, Bekker, CJ, and Watson are showponies.

    I’m not gonna defend PDV from valid criticism, but we need to also accept that the players’ kak play is the problem, and the coaches select the players, as you allude to.

  • Comment 204, posted at 23.08.08 18:00:17 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 204) : The players’ confidence is shot. And that’s straight down to them not believing in PDV’s ideas…

  • Comment 205, posted at 23.08.08 18:02:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 204) : “I am just saying that the tactics are not wrong.”

    So the basically…the gameplan?

  • Comment 206, posted at 23.08.08 18:13:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 204) : damn site went and crashed my side so i lost my response. but i agree with you. after 2 poor games at breakdown, you would think the rwc stars would raise their game. but now that tri nations is over for the boks i want to see pdv show his appreciation for all their hard work and give them the chop. pdv has the perfect opportunity to now clean his board and choose good players that will carry the team to the 2011 rwc and not has been rwc stars. the true test is has he the balls to do that.

  • Comment 207, posted at 23.08.08 18:16:02 by try time Reply

     
  • @try time (Comment 207) : TT…the culture of SA rugby prohibits this. The only two sides who can successfully implement PDVs style are the Sharks and Stormers. To a lesser extent the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 208, posted at 23.08.08 18:19:27 by klempie Reply

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  • the boks performance could have played right into the coaches hands. had he dropped the rwc boks before the season started he would have been burnt at the stake. but most bok supporters would happily see cj, matfield, juan and schalk take a break from international rugby after the poor performances delivered.

  • Comment 209, posted at 23.08.08 18:23:38 by try time Reply

     
  • We have dropped to 3rd in the world Rankings 🙁

    http://www.lassen.co.nz/pagmisc.php?teama=SAF&teamb=AUS#hrh

  • Comment 210, posted at 23.08.08 18:25:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • not gona happen and u know this

  • Comment 211, posted at 23.08.08 18:25:48 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 208) : i disagree a little, the lions have a couple of players that could deliver given proper support from fellow players, and the bulls have wikus. south africa has the right players but the question is will the coach pick em. he has already messed up by dropping bj.

  • Comment 212, posted at 23.08.08 18:26:27 by try time Reply

     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 210) : ha and we play the nh teams year end. could be sitting in 6th if we lose there as well. not bad for a team walking around with a trophy that bears webb ellis’ name.

  • Comment 213, posted at 23.08.08 18:28:32 by try time Reply

     
  • @try time (Comment 209) : TT…I disagree also. The fact of the matter is that the WC Boks played together in a fluid manner. I think Jake’s style would still suit the new rules with a few tweaks. My issue with PDV is he has made wholesale changes to the way we play. Don’t forget we gave some decent teams massive hidings on the way to WC glory.

  • Comment 214, posted at 23.08.08 18:44:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 212) : Agreed. But by and large, the players that suit attack driven rugby should come from the Stormers and Sharks. There are only a handful from the other unions.

  • Comment 215, posted at 23.08.08 18:46:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Just joined testing 😀

  • Comment 216, posted at 24.08.08 17:46:20 by sharks 30 Reply

     
  • @sharks 30 (Comment 216) : Milli vanilli chilly willy

  • Comment 217, posted at 24.08.08 19:22:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • The thing with Jake, and bear in mind I was never really a fan by any stretch, is that he was a tremendous student of the game and spent hours analysing opponents and trends in an attempt to get ahead of the game.

    The current lot don’t even have a dedicated video analyst.

    I think jake, given the way he studies the game, would’ve been fine under the ELVs and would’ve simply adjusted his approach to suit it.

  • Comment 218, posted at 24.08.08 20:13:27 by VinChainSaw Reply
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