Lions defeat doesn’t register with Jake

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

Mallett: No full-time coaching | Sport24

Nick Mallett, who will take charge of the World XV against the Springboks in June, has ruled out a return to coaching full-time.

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Lions can handle Sharks | Sport24

Johannesburg – Lions coach Johan Ackermann may have been an angry man after his team’s loss to the Crusaders, but he is confident they can bounce back ahead of their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Cell C Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday.

RuggaWorld » The Greatest comeback- UCT Champions Again!!

It had it all…..great tries, controversial decisions from TMO and referee’s alike and one of the greatest comebacks from any team I have ever witness. With 5 minutes to go UCT still had to score three times to win the game and all was done and sealed for Pukke to take their first Varsity Cup.

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So what’s wrong with SA rugby?

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.

Hafeez apologises for Pakistan performance

“After a loss, such things come up,” Hafeez said. “But you have to keep in mind that no team wins because of any one individual or loses because of any one individual. It was a good display overall, but in this match, we didn’t play well. We take collective responsibility. It’s not one person’s responsibility. The entire management, all the players, are equally responsible.

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Munich and United share the spoils

Holders Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at a resilient Manchester United on Tuesday but remain favourites to clinch their Champions League quarter-final despite losing Bastian Schweinsteiger to a red card.

source -> www.iol.co.za

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Matfield won’t play on tour – SuperSport – Rugby

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.

Dhaka pitch a fresh challenge for Sri Lanka, South Africa | Cricket News | World T20 | ESPN Cricinfo

As South Africa and Sri Lanka tread back to Dhaka for the final stages of the World T20, a lot of the focus will be on how quickly these two teams adjust to the surface at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

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Almost doesn’t count

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

Windies claim final semi spot

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.

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Blitzbokke get tough draw for Glasgow – SuperSport – Rugby

The South Africans were handed a tough draw for the Glasgow Sevens, with the team being drawn in Pool A with log-leaders New Zealand, Samoa and Portugal.

Hope they deliver …

Smal: We must play ‘WP rugby’

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.

source -> www.sport24.co.za

IRB announces upcoming referee appointments

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.

source -> www.irb.com

Proteas set for India duel

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?

source -> www.sport24.co.za
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