Will the REAL Lady Rugga, please stand up………?

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content, RWC 2011 on 14 Apr 2011 at 10:21
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Lights, Camera…..ACTION!!! Glitz, Glam, autograph hunters…..You know who u’re talkin’ too??? I am Lady Rugga, baby!!! TRIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnnnng…. this is your wake-up call….

At the very high risk of receiving the “sour grapes” comments , I just HAVE to share my encounter with what I thought was my new destiny!

Okay, so a few weeks ago the latest in “reality TV” hit South Africa….The telephone calls started coming: “did you see they are looking for Lady Rugga?” Then on facebook : “Icey, did you see they are looking for Lady Rugga?? Are you gonna go?”  I got a sms from an old friend whom I have not seen in donkey years: “I was reading People’s magazine and they are looking for Lady Rugga, I was thinking of you”. Even one on Sharksworld.    ;-)      And off course (my most unexpected one) my (Blue Bulls supporting!?) brother in law: “Why don’t Ice go for this??”. And so, for the first time since I heard about it, I actually started thinking about this whole thing….

Like I am, I hit Google hard and fast on “Lady Rugga” and after a lot of searching eventually manage to get the spot on…..not much information. Very, very vague….”Do you know the difference between a scrum and a rolling mall?”… “camera-friendly female”, “over the age of 18”, “passionate about rugby”….. Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick – sommer all the boxes…

Just then and there I decided – I am going for it! Then the research started.  Now – I am one of those chicks who can stand around a braaivleis fire, beer in hand and talk rugby just as loud as any man I know, but I guess just as much bullshit too! So research was inevitable.

I then started getting the “I am sure they will be looking for a young person” from naysayers…all that crap I don’t need at this stage of my age! And off course you start doubting yourself. So one thing good that came out of this ordeal was . I sat evenings doing my rugby law exams on this site – now it’s one of my favourite PC games!  Check it out!!  😉 “Know the laws!” TICK

Now for the husband: On returning from a business trip from Cape Town – I sat him down by the dining room table: “Please don’t be cross, but I AM going for the audition”. He was not very impressed with this whole idea. 🙁 But I was adamant – I just HAD to try this, otherwise I would always wonder, you know.

Now for the most important part: The look. I unfortunately do not have the fountain of forever youth on my side, so Google “Professional TV make-up”, “what do female sports presenters wear?” In the end I decided – be professional, need to look decent, this is after all for the RWC! DING!!! Red Light!! Wrong!! You’re the weakest link – GOODBYE!!

Then the first auditions started and with this, the first paw-paw hit the fan. A freelance presenter (I have met her before) has gone through to round two. She is “sort of” an employee of Supersport. Red Light number two. I cannot recall ANY rugby tweets from her.. ever….more what I wear, what I do, what I don’t like about other people…you get the picture? (Oh – and I see she has actually putting in an effort lately to say something about rugby..even if it’s just the Varsity Cup final score!) 😆

Then came the Coca Cola Park auditions. My turn. Left house at 9. Dark classy denims, pinks (very nice and funky) stiletto’s, dark pinstripe suite jacket, pink blouse – it looked professional yet not “office-bound”…GPS takes me straight through Jozie CBD    :???:      and then decided to die on me  :|  ….so by the time I arrived – an half hour trip turned into 1 hour 15 minutes! And then the queue….it was not long at all – 50 perhaps 80 meters?  Yeah, riiiiigghtttt…. :roll:

Started chatting to the ladies round me. “I cannot believe there are so many women knowing about rugby” she said. “Nah, I reckon a lot is just taking a chance – who do you support?” says me. “Bulls are my team!!” 🙄  and then I said: “ Crusaders are 7 nil up” (with a scmuck smile off course!). “Against whom?”  Huh????????? Just against YOUR fricken team, Chick!! So much for you being passionate about rugby – don’t even know when your own team is playing…red light nr 3.

Swallow my last Urbanol, and rescue tabs – these butterflies are KILLING me!!…..It went on killing me softly for just less than 6 HOURS!!!  Yeah…no food, dressed in dark colours in the sun…pretty fricken awesome…riiiighhht. That long wait got all of us a bit despondent. But we tried to kill the time by having chats and me seeming to give all my knowledge to young blondes with note pads.

By now I have been thinking HARD about this being a good idea or not and what my odds was….(my head said none, my heart said 100), but I have been in this queue for over 4 hours, so just cannot bail out now.

What really got me pee-ed was this girl. So, it’s just before 16h00, I asked her who she supports. “Sharks” – Yess!!! This chick knows her rugga! So I show her a lovely picture of our young SuperPat without shirt at practice (which was so kindly forwarded to me by our very own SharonvanWyk  😉  )…”Oh, is that Francois Steyn? He plays fullback for us, doesn’t he?” WTF???? I was SPEECHLESS!

So then came our time for “screening”. Needless to say – after such a long wait, much of the “camouflage” on my face was gone, I was irritated, tired and hungry.….Derek Alberts really did NOT look like he liked me. I was HAMMERED with questions. And admittedly got a few answers wrong – although I have to add in my defense – I knew them as soon as I was out that dreaded room! He did not want to give me a chance in front of the camera! But when it comes to going down, I have a thing or two on Jesse James! Icey goes down in flames, baby! 😈 Neeee, jou blixem! I waited for over 5 hours….you WILL give me a shot in front of the judges…So I hit him…no! no! not as in blixem – with a question! “Did you know that if you catch a mark, you can choose a scrum instead of kicking?”  No…he did not! And based on THAT and that he said I know my current stuff, he will put me through. Mission accomplished. (Remind me to take him off my Christmas mailing list).

The next red light. There was this (very lovely lady – ex GF of an ex Bok player) blonde, 6 foot 2 model just behind me. She also made it through….when I asked her what questions she got she said she was just asked why she wants to be Lady Rugga??!! I had to answer THAT, the 101 questions AND had to present my lines AND outsmart them with laws to be able to get where I was waiting now…..Another got through because she had false nails done in different teams’ colours…. Another wrong-side-of-thirties lady came through – she was asked in what year and by whom was the first RWC won. A lot more difficult than “why you wanna be lady rugga?” And don’t tell me all of these presenters know all these things off by heart. That is rugby trivia, not knowledge of the game.

And here comes the really funny part…Walk in, go and stand on the square, lights and cameras on me. “Now what now?” Had a camera on the left corner and a camera on the right corner – and a white wall in front of me….then a voice on my right said…”here I am” , but if you choose to present at the wall its’ okay!” Crystal Arnold at least made me laugh and made me feel better…at least for a split second! Because when she said I tilted my head when I spoke, and therefore don’t think she will give me the go-ahead, I was like “Sorry?!?” She replied that I obviously did not even realize that I do this. NO, Ms Arnold, I meant that – do I look like a professional presenter?? Supersport said they will give training to the winner?…is that REALLY a reason to not give me a chance?” tell me I was poo rather….. BTW Crystal, have you heard ME burp yet?? That chick from Bloem will look like a kitten meowing…. 😆  It was overs kedovers…

So, what is my take on this then? I really do think this is a great idea. But I would have done things differently and more thought -through.

  1. I would have defined exactly what I was looking for, eg. 18 – 35 – because they are not looking for an older person…they can say what they want. Although I think an older person might have come across a lot more believable to especially the older generation who still believes a woman belongs in the kitchen.
  2. I would say to people you need have very good looks – because let’s be honest – the criteria of camera friendly does not necessarily mean you need to look like a model in my books….so, way too vague on that point.
  3. Not say we want people who have not presented before and then sent them through – this is an unfair advantage over a lot of hopefuls.
  4. Set up a few sets of questions that would screen and test all the people – equally. That would seem a hell of a lot fairer.
  5. At an audition, at least have 3 judges, and not just one judge like I had – at least there would be more than one opinion. One would think that at a venue like Coca Cola Park, with the high turnout of ladies was over 200, that could be the least they could have done.

But it seems like Supersport might be keeping there options open – should this not work out – they say not to quite your day-job as yet as it’s only a contract or at least initially. Blessing in disguise, as I was looking for a career change! Could not juggle my day job, my SW job AND a weekend job with a family.

Okay – now for the question. Did I purely do it just because I wanted to try? NO. Would I do it again? YES, I would!! A million times YES! Like one guy remarked to a friend  while we waited in that short but long queue: “Every single lady here believes in her heart that she is “Lady Rugga”….

However THIS time I will dress up in my sexiest pair of Sissy Boy’s, the lowest cut top with my bestest “Magnifier Triumph” bra, I’ll glue back the 25cm locks of hair I cut off about a month ago, I’ll go for Botox around the eyes and I’ll pay R2000 to my friend Hannon for professional make-up. Perhaps then someone will notice me and give me the time and realise that I AM actually the lady Rugga you were looking for!  Sorry, Supersport…your loss! 😉


  • Ice, it’s their bloody loss!

    It sounds like they want a sexy coffee lady hand puppet who will only say something at half time that the director whispers in her ear…

    The first time she says “On the udder hand Darren” I’m going to throw a beer at my TV.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.11 10:33:52 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Stuff them Ice…..they can’t see a good thing if it hit them against the head.

    I hope you sent this piece to Supersport….or I’ll have too!

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.11 10:52:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Ice, you deserve better!
    Plus your hubby love you even more now that you will be home on the couch next to him when WC time is here 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.11 10:52:26 by Uli Reply
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  • Ai Ice…

    I hope what I have to say makes you feel better and not make you think ‘WTF was I thinking’!?!?

    Firstly, a clue to what SuperSport was looking for was NOT for someone to know their rugby – just look at who they have on their various magazine shows and who they have commentating on rugby…

    Secondly, its obvious what ‘type’ of female presenter they are looking for if you just consider that Blondie we saw at certain Varsity Cup games… if she knows the difference between a loosehead and tighthead prop, I would be amazed…

    Lastly, the fact that SuperSport turned this into a TV reality cricus tells you everything you need to know about how serious they are getting a member of the fairer sex involved in rugby commentating and opinions.

    So honey, I am glad you did not get it.

    They are not interested in your rugby opinion as a female. This would never have turned out to be a career for you because whoever this poppie is they will eventually choose, will be gone in a year’s time once their marketing spin-offs of the RWC has concluded.

    The shit they would have made you do would never have given you the opportunity to show ‘other shows’ or perhaps some radio stations that there is a place in rugby for female sports commentators.

    This person, and don’t get me wrong she might be a very nice person, who eventually ends up getting this ‘thing’, will end up looking and sounding exactly what rugby supporters perceive women in rugby to be – only good for carrying around snacks and drinks during the game but never taken seriously when opinions are being discussed.

    Its a cliched bunch of nonsense and you would demeaned yourself if you took it up.

    You would have been a joke, because effectively, this is all this sorry bloody circus is.

    It is an insult to women who truly loves the game of rugby.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.11 10:53:19 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 4) : Yes I think they looking for someone to hold the mic when naas is talking.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.11 10:56:23 by Uli Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) : Well said.

    Ice I would still send this article WITH all the comments to Supersport!

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.11 10:57:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Icey,

    It is their loss, don’t worry about it. I doubt they looking for someone with real rugby knowledge. Dstv probably got the idea from watching Reunion the kiwi show last year, that had a lady prsenter on.

    At least Sharksworld gets to have you more here then during the wc. 😉 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.11 11:06:48 by Puma Reply

  • Hi Guys! Thanks for the support! This article was actually done very tongue-in-cheek…I am SO over it, as I realised what Morne was saying quite early in the queue! 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.11 11:16:56 by Ice Reply
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  • I dub thee Lady Rugga of Sharksworld – the place with the only rugby opinions that really matter! 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.11 11:35:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • This is real Bull…ICE should be the lady rugga; but we will probably end up with a Chick that will read everything off a screen or something, don’t know if they will be able to do a good interview without having someone shout the questions in the ear!! C’Mon SS…not good. Unlucky Ice, your always be our Lady Rugga. 😉 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.11 11:36:35 by JJR Reply
  • They are tards Ice.
    I saw one question was-pronounce the surname of joe rokocoko.
    They could not say it correctly,WTH kind of a question is that.I remembered how every single one of our commentators said it wrong and so on.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.11 11:44:30 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Stupid fools, they dont know what a gem our Ice is.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.11 11:44:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Wow – I am glad I read this, because I was considering going to the Cape Town auditions. Wont waste my time now. Honestly they should broach some of the varisty cheerleaders if that is all they want – and no respect for Derek Alberts now at all now – glad you put him in his place.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.11 12:58:57 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 13) : I see the ex Gf of ex bok and Miss “Is this Francois Steyn” are both through! And they are friends…. 🙄 Now I really do not feel bad at all!

    Thanks Morne – needed to hear that and above just confirms it – not taking away anything on the two ladies – but the second one really had NO clue on anything…sweet girl though.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.11 13:17:36 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : They shouldn’t be asking for “lady rugga” then…people are just going to think that all chicks no nothing about rugby when they see women like the present rugby. GRRRRRRRR

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.11 13:23:59 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • They should’ve said – bimbo needed to hold mic.

    As Morne said, you are better than that.

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.11 13:56:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • Supersport had a female staffer who knew her rugby inside and out but the closest she got to presenting was doing the voiceovers for Blitz.

    The other female who also knows her stuff works for SABC and she is also only allowed near a camera every once in a while.I forget her name but shes been around for a while

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.11 14:10:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Be glad you didnt get it, we would only have made fun of you if you made mistakes 😉 But seriously, SS doesn’t know sh!t anyway.

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.11 14:15:06 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 18) : Oh , I am sure I would have never lived that one down! 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.11 14:23:22 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 14) :

    Given the knowledge of our male presenters, you are better off!!! 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.11 14:37:16 by Morné Reply
  • They should just name Amor Vittone as Lady Rugga. At least then it would encourage all the blue bulls supporters to watch rugby again.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.11 14:40:18 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sour grapes.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.04.11 14:41:48 by klempie Reply

  • But when it comes to going down, I have a thing or two on Jesse James!

    😯 😯

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.11 14:42:39 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

    I was waiting for that one!

    Has anyone bothered with the link I put up in the article? It’s loads of fun while learning!

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.11 14:42:57 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 24) : 😉

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.11 14:46:20 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 25) : Did you know you could call a scrum if you marked the ball? Hell, I doubt Conrad Jantjies knows that.

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.04.11 14:48:34 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 26) : Law 18.6 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.04.11 14:53:28 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 26) : I didn’t. But I’m hotter than Ice, and have the boobs to prove it, so I think I would have gone further if I had tried.

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.04.11 14:54:04 by klempie Reply

  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 26) : My 13 year old nephew knew that!

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.04.11 14:54:27 by Ice Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 28) : Theres an image Im probably going to have to to take Rohyponol to get out of my head…

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.04.11 14:58:12 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 30) : 😆

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.04.11 14:59:13 by klempie Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 29) : Then put him in a dress and send him off to the audition. He has age on his side, unlike klempie.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.04.11 14:59:31 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 32) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.04.11 15:00:18 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 32) : He’s 13, I’m 31. Minor difference.

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.04.11 15:02:08 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 34) : Ok, touché. I take back my ageist comment then. But just sticking my neck out here as I dont actually know you and therefore your.. um.. equipment status, Im presuming you are referring to manboobs? Im not sure Joel Stransky would be sold on your credentials.

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.04.11 15:04:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 35) : I’ll let you decide for yourself, big boy. 😉 MWAH

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.04.11 15:07:27 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 36) : Ooohhh I feel all warm and tingly. Ok, now off to take that Rohypnol and later back to talk rugby..

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.04.11 15:09:28 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • A mate of mine went and she is a passionate sharks supporter and what she was tellin me was shocking..

    This really makes woman look stupid cause I would honestly like to see a rugga lady do her thing as a commentator..bring some flare to the males..

    Supersport has actually made a cock up with the marketing of this..they should of just asked for a poppie who can look good to apply..

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.04.11 15:18:31 by shaniboi Reply

  • Great article Ice…enjoyed reading it.

    I can only echo what Morne said…they aren’t actually looking for someone who is knowledgable…just a “face”. I know so many people involved in sports broadcasting/journalism as their profession and who have a duty to get things correct yet they make elementary mistakes.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.04.11 15:21:15 by Villie Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 26) : Have you ever seen anyone call for the scrum after taking the mark? Can’t say that I have.

    KSA..did you know this? 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.04.11 15:23:10 by Villie Reply
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  • If you consider some of the quality that features on Super Sport ito knowledge I think this Rugga chick is going to be a busking howler… ja like for sure hey, those guys are pretty good hey, just look how hard he is trying – what kak! Give us brains and tits dammit!

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.04.11 15:26:25 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @Villie (Comment 40) : Why would you ever want to?

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.04.11 15:26:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 40) : Well a mark results in a free kick and you can change a free kick into a scrum so I suppose it’s logical but I’ve never seen it.

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.04.11 15:27:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 41) : Hear, hear! But if I have to choose, I’d still prefer the latter.

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.04.11 15:28:32 by klempie Reply

  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 42) : Some people just like to put themselves under pressure in their own 22. Just ask FRans Steyn.

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.04.11 15:29:15 by klempie Reply

  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 42) : You wouldn’t want to do it often…but if you wanted to keep possession then it would be an option.

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.04.11 15:35:02 by Villie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 45) : That is the Lions game plan…taken from Harry Viljoen all those years back. They run it from everywhere meaning it’s easy to defend against because you know what they will do. Also puts them under mega pressure!

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.04.11 15:36:22 by Villie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 45) : Uhem – play nice please 😆

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.04.11 15:38:02 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 42) : Well I have never seen it done, but perhaps in a final, with very little time left,and you need points, you might try to run the ball from your 22 to have a go at a try?

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.04.11 15:38:31 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 49) : ice imo, its a pitty u did not get a shot, we all know that we don’t score from every attacking move but if we thought like that we would never score.. Lady like u can just make the difference and open a few eyes to woman and rugby so u go girl.. Do it again…

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.04.11 15:45:38 by franshark Reply
  • @Ice (Comment 49) : Precisely Ice. Because generally when you take the kick option you are gifting possession away so it can be a very clever option, albeit in your own 22. However my guess is that 90% of the players don’t know that law!

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.04.11 15:45:55 by Villie Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 48) : Hey you. Long time no see. 🙂

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.04.11 15:46:48 by klempie Reply

  • @franshark (Comment 50) : and your our lady rugga of SW, not to down the other lady’s around by u did go for the aud

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.04.11 15:47:22 by franshark Reply
  • @Villie (Comment 51) : It would be a better option than a quick tap too, because half of the opposition will be sucked up in the scrum, making bigger gaps to attack.

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.04.11 15:48:13 by klempie Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 49) : Thats true, but on the other hand, noone says you have to kick a free kick. If time were low and you wanted points you would be far more likely to tap and run as scrums tend to suck up more time. What Villie says makes sense to some degree, but again, there is a risk of losing the ball in a scrum if the other team can get a good hit on. If you wanted to chew up time, you would wait for all your forwards to get back, pick your nose a bit, point at the sidelines, at the opposition who arent retreating, scratch your crotch, then tap and give it to the biggest forward you have who will run 5 m, and fall on the floor with his support forwards creating a ruck, at which stage it becomes pick and drive time. Still not sold on a scrum option.

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.04.11 15:51:15 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 51) : Only one person i asked the q to knew the answer…and that was my 13 yr old nephew as I said..!

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.04.11 15:52:27 by Ice Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 53) : Thanks Fransie! 😉

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.04.11 15:53:00 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 55) : Neither am I , it’s just in the laws…did not say I agree though! 😉

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.04.11 15:54:19 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 58) : Its a bit like rule 13.8… If the opposing team kicks the ball directly into touch from a kickoff which banana brained captain would ever elect to have the kick taken again??

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.04.11 16:00:54 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 59) : I am sure there are plenty which would have dofferige alternatives!

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.04.11 16:06:46 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 60) : Although I wonder if Pdivvy would understand…

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.04.11 16:12:13 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 61) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.04.11 16:13:32 by Ice Reply
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  • Cheers people! Off now, and meeting the Boss a little later! Watch this space!

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.04.11 16:21:41 by Ice Reply
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  • Honestly ,from a camera friendly young gentlemen 😉 ,I will laugh at anyone ,regardless of how attractive they are ,if they do not know their rugby …

    I ,the audience ,will tear you to shreds ,if you make a mistake.
    Like we (me ,my dad and the rest of sa men/women)do every game.
    Owen N is our favourite ,the guys speaks in cliches and never can call a lions game 😉

    Cheers ice best of luck /or hard luck if you didnt get it ,didnt really pick that up .

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.04.11 16:37:26 by Talent Reply
  • I ,the audience ,will tear you to shreds ,if you make a mistake.
    not aimed @ ice

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.04.11 16:39:17 by Talent Reply
  • Well SS must make a call, do they want perfect model or someone who knows what she`s talking about. I doubt very much whether they`ll fit both requirements.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.04.11 16:39:57 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @ Ice

    Good on you girl for trying out and their loss for not alowing you through. It sounds to me that they don’t want someone that understands the game but rather a bimbo that can stand there and read question off a screen. I am not sure if this gig is gonna turn out the way that some lucky lady rugga hopes.

    You can be our lady rugga here on SW though… 😉

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.04.11 17:17:20 by Viking Reply
  • thank you for sharing Pat’s picture 👿

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.04.11 21:29:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 3) : with a proper commentary 😉

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.04.11 21:41:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • 😎
    you never know unless you try girl! well done 😛

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.04.11 21:43:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • There lose Ice i think you were great

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.04.11 09:44:49 by chaz Reply

  • I told Ice last night that the next time Super Sport want to hire a new male presenter they must be forced to hold open auditions across the country for “Rugga Bugga” or some-such inane title, take only eye-candy below the age of 25 with stunning six-packs and no brain cells and absolutely no rugby knowledge whatsoever.
    And if they don’t I will take them to the Constitutional Court for contravention of the Employment Equity Act, discrimination based on gender, and failure to adhere to the conditions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act.
    You can send that to Super Sport with brass whistles attached and bells on.
    Lots of love from Sharksworld’s “alternative” Lady Rugga and seriously affronted scribe.

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.04.11 16:10:49 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • Be thankful Ice, that they don’t know their arse from their elbow when it comes to knowledgeable and camera friendly Rugga Ladies. If you had got the job you would no longer be allowed to wax lyrical over your beloved Sharks. Your time would be spent debating the merits of Bull and Mountain Goat players – surely a fate worse than death.

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.04.11 20:27:59 by perran_dw Reply

  • @perran_dw (Comment 73) : 😛

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.04.11 20:36:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Can we all please put our support behind our very own KZN Lady Rugga Finalist Pamela Boardman!!

  • Comment 75, posted at 30.05.11 11:31:49 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 75) : what difference will it make? the winner will be chosen by ashley hayden, xola ntshinga, derek alberts, crystal arnold, elana afrika and arno geerdts…

    the public has NO say in the matter

  • Comment 76, posted at 30.05.11 12:42:22 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 76) : What gets me is that I can also remember they said the public would vote…now they are denying it – and off course its been changed on the website….just funny that so many ladies would thumsuck something like that… 🙄

  • Comment 77, posted at 30.05.11 12:46:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 77) : Maybe they`re backpaddling cause they know if the public vote . . . Blondes win everytime! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 30.05.11 12:48:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 77) : they consulted the producers of idols and the advice they got is that opening it to the public is problematic and with the world cup around the corner, what if the public votes in someone really raw in terms of broadcasting exprerience? they will only have 2 months and a bit to get the person polished for the WC..

    so they decided to change the rules.

    look at most of the remaining contestants, 10 out of 12 (i think) ahave broadcasting experience – mainly radio – or studied media @ varsity. it is no coincidence.

  • Comment 79, posted at 30.05.11 13:11:08 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 79) : Its a farce – thats what it is. They should have put it in career24 or bestjobs rather…

    So – they changed the rules – but they deny that it was gonna be like that in the first place..really not professional IMO.

  • Comment 80, posted at 30.05.11 13:39:59 by Ice Reply
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  • Be it as it may, we can still support our vey own kzn lady without pointing fingers to anyone, esp. Sharksworld.

  • Comment 81, posted at 30.05.11 13:43:43 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 81) : How can we support if we do not have a say…thats the thing.

    Can you e-mail me please 😉

    [email protected]

  • Comment 82, posted at 30.05.11 14:03:07 by Ice Reply
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  • Where can we see the finalists for this rugby poppie thingy?

    May the best lady win I say. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 30.05.11 14:07:57 by McLovin Reply

  • Just checked them out on Supersport. com.

    They look like hardcore newsreaders to me. Maybe that’s a good thing. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 30.05.11 14:19:23 by McLovin Reply

  • ygm

  • Comment 85, posted at 30.05.11 14:31:55 by Uli Reply
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  • none of them are nearlly pretty as our Ice Queen :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 30.05.11 14:46:06 by chaz Reply

  • @Uli (Comment 75) :

    The Top 12:
    Johannesburg: Elma Smit, Linda Dlamini, Kate Nokwe, Jessica Knight, Janina Oberholzer, Motshidisi Mohono, Tové Kane.
    Pretoria: Carmen Reddy, Pamela Boardman, Laurette Morgan.
    Cape Town: Elle Hughes.
    Port Elizabeth: Sibongile Mafu.

    She is from Pretoria. Saying she supports the Sharks doesn’t make her a KZN girl.

    Unless there is info that isn’t in her profile.

  • Comment 87, posted at 30.05.11 14:59:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 87) : She drove to Pretoria for the auditions, as she would be in CT the day DBN had their auditions.

  • Comment 88, posted at 30.05.11 15:23:08 by Uli Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 80) : IMO this is what they should have done from the very beginning. I am sure that there is plenty of suitably qualified ladies who know thing or two about rugby.
    It is not as if there was a big show to capture audience and sponsors.

    As far as I remember they indeed said that the public will choose. They also said that no rugby knowledge is required (enthusiasm will get you everywhere). 🙄

    PS.I do not think high-heels and rugby are mutually exclusive 😆

  • Comment 89, posted at 30.05.11 15:57:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 88) : Her Profile says she is FROM Pretoria though doesn’t it? on my phone again so can’t check.

  • Comment 90, posted at 30.05.11 16:16:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 90) : THEY (read SS) obvioulsy did not have their facts straight ….again….

  • Comment 91, posted at 30.05.11 16:18:57 by Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 90) : Trust me she is from Westville.

  • Comment 92, posted at 30.05.11 16:20:07 by Uli Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 90) : It says Location: Pretoria – could mean Audition Location…?

  • Comment 93, posted at 30.05.11 16:20:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 80) : I think they cocked up in the begining but have actually got it right NOW.

    At least these girls have media experience rather than getting bimbos off the street.

  • Comment 94, posted at 30.05.11 16:21:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 93) : yes it says Location: Pretoria
    does not say, From : Pretoria

  • Comment 95, posted at 30.05.11 16:23:11 by Uli Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 91) : Sounds about right 🙂 “Don’t be misled by Supersport” 😛

  • Comment 96, posted at 30.05.11 16:23:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 94) : Should have done their homework first and then did it. No matter how they rectified it – the whole thing leaves a bitter taste…pity though.

  • Comment 97, posted at 30.05.11 17:43:08 by Ice Reply
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  • I think that Elma Smit should win. She’s a DJ on 5fm with a bit of a dik accent and she can talk c–p. With those 2 qualities alone, she’d be a perfect fit for SS.

  • Comment 98, posted at 30.05.11 17:50:28 by beet Reply
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  • I see Elma Smit won. Hopefully this marks the end of her 5fm career. I’m not sure why but I feel like the MUTE button on the remote just increased its value. 😆

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.06.11 08:22:52 by beet Reply
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