The Lions supporters may be down in the doldrums as a result of their team’s first home defeat, but Cell C Sharks coach Jake White is not taking too much notice of the Johannesburg side’s loss to the Crusaders.
Jake … the master of smoke and mirrors
If it is true that one learns more from defeat than from victory then this country’s rugby IQ must have shot through the roof during round eight of this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
The only thing wrong with most sports in South Africa is the twats who run them. Self-serving administrators.
Springbok lock Victor Matfield may have found his form again since returning to the field for the Vodacom Bulls in this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby competition, but he won’t be seeing action for a month now if he can help it.
Sounds more like a pick and choose scenario, which i have never been a fan of … you play your best whenever possible.
I’ve never been a fan of that old expression that in rugby “a draw is like kissing your sister.” It just sounds a bit too hillbilly to me….but it is fair to say that a draw will more often than not leave one team feeling more like they’ve lost and the other almost like they’ve won.
Tony Johnson always entertaining column
The West Indies recovered from a top-order meltdown to post 166-6 after electing to take first strike, before three wickets each by spin twins Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine skittled Pakistan for 82 in 17.5 overs.
Crazy game … but Pakistan really hurt themsleves.
Director of Rugby Gert Smal wants WP and Stormers teams to revert back to playing traditional ‘WP rugby’ in future.
Nice and vague. No details.
The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for a large number of upcoming Tests and other matches that will take place in June and early July.
Lambs to the slaughter … fix the rules.
The Proteas have finished second in their group at the ICC World Twenty20 which means they will face India in the semi-finals.
So what’s the gut feeling? We going through?