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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:25 am 
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Unfortunately, Siya Kolisi hasn’t seen any game time in the green and gold this year, but his first year as Bok captain and some superb Vodacom Super Rugby performances earlier in the year secure him the blindside position in my team.

This is unfortunate for Pieter-Steph Du Toit, as he simply cannot offer the openside role that is left vacant by playing Kolisi on the blind, and I believe the best bet to fill this specialist position would be Marcell Coetzee.

However, Pieter-Steph’s impact lies in his versatility and I would be quick to bring him into the game in the second half, either at lock or in the open



interesting

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/pack-id-pick-front-blacks/


Ok..................


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Unfortunately, Siya Kolisi hasn’t seen any game time in the green and gold this year, but his first year as Bok captain and some superb Vodacom Super Rugby performances earlier in the year secure him the blindside position in my team.

This is unfortunate for Pieter-Steph Du Toit, as he simply cannot offer the openside role that is left vacant by playing Kolisi on the blind, and I believe the best bet to fill this specialist position would be Marcell Coetzee.

However, Pieter-Steph’s impact lies in his versatility and I would be quick to bring him into the game in the second half, either at lock or in the open



interesting

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/pack-id-pick-front-blacks/


Ok..................



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A loose-trio combination of Marcell Coetzee, Siya Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen would offer great value in the Springboks’ World Cup opener against the All Blacks, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.


I have to agree.....maybe our bles kops get more air and therefore think better

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The best front row we can put out would have Steven Kitshoff shouldering up next to Malcolm Marx and partnering with either Trevor Nyakane or Vincent Koch.

Kitshoff has a done a fantastic job in slowly taking over the reins from Beast Mtawarira in the last few years, and I am an avid supporter of Marx’s impact. Not only as an explosive ball-carrier and defensive unit, but as an integral cog in the Springboks’ breakdown machine.

The tighthead position, promisingly, is strongly contested but I believe Trevor Nyakane offers more impact in terms of versatility, while Koch’s strength is in his scrummaging. Either way, the front row would not be at a loss.


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:shock: Sards en Ox are now Keo posters. Its either there or here.


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OomPB wrote:
:shock: Sards en Ox are now Keo posters. Its either there or here.

Is Keo still going?


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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:shock: Sards en Ox are now Keo posters. Its either there or here.

Is Keo still going?

Im sure he is still bashing coke rails and writing kak


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James Dalton is KEO.... :uhoh:

Seriously...you lot are like kids playing telephone in the playground....


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James Dalton is KEO.... :uhoh:

Seriously...you lot are like kids playing telephone in the playground....

I'm surprised that James Dalton was not naked with James Small in that strip club tbh


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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James Dalton is KEO.... :uhoh:

Seriously...you lot are like kids playing telephone in the playground....

SA Rugbymag is Keo se mondstuk. :lol: Dont open it.


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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:shock: Sards en Ox are now Keo posters. Its either there or here.

Is Keo still going?

Im sure he is still bashing coke rails and writing kak

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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The 31 men WC squad I predict:
Willie, Gelant, Mapimpi, Kolbey, Nkosi, Frans Steyn, DDE, Amm, Kriel, Pollard, Jantjies, Faf, Jantjies, Duanne, Flo, Kolisi, PSdT, Kwagga, Orie, Lood, RG, Eben, Mostert, Beast, Kitshoff, Marx, Bongi, Brits, Malherbe, Trevor, Gqoboka.


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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5 locks, 2 scrummies? :?

The only spots potentially up for grabs are at loose forward and prop.
Louw, Kwagga and Marcell fighting for 2 spots with Marcell probably needing a huge game vs Argentina to grab a spot he should already have sewn up.


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5 locks, 2 scrummies? :?

Ox says that Kolbe should play 9. ;)


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5 locks, 2 scrummies? :?

The only spots potentially up for grabs are at loose forward and prop.
Louw, Kwagga and Marcell fighting for 2 spots with Marcell probably needing a huge game vs Argentina to grab a spot he should already have sewn up.

Elstadt will get it before Coetzee. Louw and Kwagga is shoe ins.


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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Cape Town - A number of Springbok players are in a race against time to prove their fitness to coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

The Springboks tackle Argentina in Pretoria on Saturday in what will be their last Test before Erasmus names his World Cup squad on August 26.

Captain Siya Kolisi has recovered from a knee injury and looks set to be given game time against the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

But there is doubt whether the likes of utility back Damian Willemse, wing Aphiwe Dyantyi and No 8 Warren Whiteley will have enough time to prove their fitness.

"Some guys are in a race against time. Damian Willemse can get a few minutes for (Western) Province this weekend. It looks like Aphiwe can only play next weekend. Coenie (Oosthuizen) and Wilco (Louw) have been playing, but our props have been doing really well," Erasmus told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday.

Whiteley has struggled wit a knee injury and Erasmus admitted that things were not looking good for the Lions No 8.

"Warren will struggle to make the World Cup because of his injuries, he has got setback after setback. He is in a race against time.

"Unfortunately, even if you are a very good player but you are injured and have no game time. If you take a player who has been out for six weeks to the World Cup, you can't throw him into the first game against New Zealand if he has not played for eight or nine weeks."

Erasmus will name his team to face Argentina on Wednesday.


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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Anybody knows when the final RWC squad will be announced?

edit: Erasmus will announce his squad for the World Cup on 26 August.
said it on the press conference


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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Is Captain Leggy starting this weekend?


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will get game time, we could use some extra drive
squad is announced tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Boks 2019 RWC fred
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Is Captain Leggy starting this weekend?

Let's hope so.


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Cape Town - Swys de Bruin advised Springbok management on Tuesday that he wished to be released from his role as an attack consultant with the team.

De Bruin made the request for "personal and medical reasons" and wished the team every success for the Rugby World Cup.

"Swys made a great contribution to the squad in his time with us and I'd like to thank him on behalf of his fellow management and the players he has worked with in the past 12 months," coach Rassie Erasmus said.

"He brought a fresh perspective to one facet of the game and he'll be hard to replace. I'd also like to thank the Lions Company PTY for releasing him to us and SA Rugby for supporting his appointment."

De Bruin left the squad following the draw with New Zealand and has not been involved in the preparations for the match in Salta or this weekend's Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Erasmus said he would consider a number of options before naming a specialist replacement coach on a short-term basis.

The Bok mentor added: "This was not something we were expecting but our planning has been thorough and it's something we can manage."

Saturday's match against Argentina kicks off at 17:05.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

He seems a bit of a weak character.


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Cape Town - Swys de Bruin advised Springbok management on Tuesday that he wished to be released from his role as an attack consultant with the team.

De Bruin made the request for "personal and medical reasons" and wished the team every success for the Rugby World Cup.

"Swys made a great contribution to the squad in his time with us and I'd like to thank him on behalf of his fellow management and the players he has worked with in the past 12 months," coach Rassie Erasmus said.

"He brought a fresh perspective to one facet of the game and he'll be hard to replace. I'd also like to thank the Lions Company PTY for releasing him to us and SA Rugby for supporting his appointment."

De Bruin left the squad following the draw with New Zealand and has not been involved in the preparations for the match in Salta or this weekend's Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Erasmus said he would consider a number of options before naming a specialist replacement coach on a short-term basis.

The Bok mentor added: "This was not something we were expecting but our planning has been thorough and it's something we can manage."

Saturday's match against Argentina kicks off at 17:05.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

He seems a bit of a weak character.

Maybe some of the okes went to go watch a movie or do a bit of shopping on the Sunday after the match

What a whiny wanker


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Cape Town - Swys de Bruin advised Springbok management on Tuesday that he wished to be released from his role as an attack consultant with the team.

De Bruin made the request for "personal and medical reasons" and wished the team every success for the Rugby World Cup.

"Swys made a great contribution to the squad in his time with us and I'd like to thank him on behalf of his fellow management and the players he has worked with in the past 12 months," coach Rassie Erasmus said.

"He brought a fresh perspective to one facet of the game and he'll be hard to replace. I'd also like to thank the Lions Company PTY for releasing him to us and SA Rugby for supporting his appointment."

De Bruin left the squad following the draw with New Zealand and has not been involved in the preparations for the match in Salta or this weekend's Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Erasmus said he would consider a number of options before naming a specialist replacement coach on a short-term basis.

The Bok mentor added: "This was not something we were expecting but our planning has been thorough and it's something we can manage."

Saturday's match against Argentina kicks off at 17:05.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

He seems a bit of a weak character.

Bit harsh don't you think?


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Cape Town - Swys de Bruin advised Springbok management on Tuesday that he wished to be released from his role as an attack consultant with the team.

De Bruin made the request for "personal and medical reasons" and wished the team every success for the Rugby World Cup.

"Swys made a great contribution to the squad in his time with us and I'd like to thank him on behalf of his fellow management and the players he has worked with in the past 12 months," coach Rassie Erasmus said.

"He brought a fresh perspective to one facet of the game and he'll be hard to replace. I'd also like to thank the Lions Company PTY for releasing him to us and SA Rugby for supporting his appointment."

De Bruin left the squad following the draw with New Zealand and has not been involved in the preparations for the match in Salta or this weekend's Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Erasmus said he would consider a number of options before naming a specialist replacement coach on a short-term basis.

The Bok mentor added: "This was not something we were expecting but our planning has been thorough and it's something we can manage."

Saturday's match against Argentina kicks off at 17:05.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

He seems a bit of a weak character.

Bit harsh don't you think?

Nope


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He clearly suffers from depression


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sorCrer wrote:
He clearly suffers from depression

He just masterminded the Boks to a RC win.
What is there to be depressed about? None of the games were on a Sunday?


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Ja but he had to sit in a box and endure Rassie screaming "POES, POES" at the top of his voice. Might have offended his sensitive sensibilities. Poor sensitive soul.


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I'm not sure if you lads are pulling the piss but depression is a serious illness.


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Ja my sister in law has it and if she skips her pills it turns very serious very fast but If I was married to that dull fok of a husband of her I'll probably also have to be on the happy pills permanently.


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Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.


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Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.

Of course you don't, Gareth


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ox wagon wrote:
Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.

Of course you don't, Gareth

How hopeful are you on a scale of 1 to 10?


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ox wagon wrote:
Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.

Of course you don't, Gareth

How hopeful are you on a scale of 1 to 10?

7


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I'm not sure if you lads are pulling the piss but depression is a serious illness.

It is indeed and I am not taking the piss out of it.

It is just that when he had his previous breakdown he said that it was because the players had to play a match on a Sunday..............


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Big Nipper wrote:
ox wagon wrote:
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ox wagon wrote:
Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.

Of course you don't, Gareth

How hopeful are you on a scale of 1 to 10?

7

Sounds like you need to pump that number up.


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Pump up the jam, pump it up
While you feet are stompin'
And the jam is pumpin'
Look at here the crowd is jumpin'
Pump it up a little more
Get the party going on the dance floor
Seek us that's where the party's at
And you'll find out if you're too bad


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I blame our midfield, he probably couldn't handle their kakness.


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ox wagon wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
ox wagon wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
ox wagon wrote:
Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.

Of course you don't, Gareth

How hopeful are you on a scale of 1 to 10?

7

Sounds like you need to pump that number up.

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Cape Town - It is on record, from someone who should know best, that the Rugby Championship-winning Springbok squad’s spirit is as high as it has been for at least the last decade.

Popular, stalwart front-ranker Tendai Mtawarira recently stated as much … and he is the lone starting survivor from the respective Bok line-ups which clinched the southern hemisphere annual titles respectively in 2019 (against Argentina, Salta) and 2009 (against New Zealand in Hamilton).

His views have been reflected in personal performances of late, as the just-turned 34-year-old has shown much of the appetite and vigour of his more youthful days in Bok colours.

But the general camp “gees”, as is often so aptly put in Afrikaans, among Rassie Erasmus’s present charges has also been noticed by legends like Morne du Plessis and Schalk Burger.

Speaking to Sport24 after a Laureus Sport for Good SA breakfast on Wednesday, also attended by RWC 2015 skipper Jean de Villiers, both weighed in enthusiastically about the bunch of players headed off soon for the major challenge of RWC 2019 in Japan.

Du Plessis led the Boks to landmark series successes which included the 1976 All Blacks on our shores and 1980 British and Irish Lions, while also managing the Bok immortals of the 1995 World Cup, the country’s first Webb Ellis Cup triumph and on maiden appearance in the event.

Widely-travelled, 86 Test-cap loose forward and World Cup 2007 winner Burger, meanwhile, is settling back into life in his beloved Western Cape after several seasons on the books of Saracens in England.

“Look, I am really on the outskirts these days but an outstanding visual at present for me, if you like, is to see the obvious spirit and self-confidence in the team,” said Du Plessis.

“I think that the overseas players who have come back are quite a big factor … those guys play in very competitive leagues, especially those active in France and England; guys like Cheslin (Kolbe) and Faf (de Klerk) are infusing self-belief and Rassie seems to have captured that.

“This doesn’t seem a team keen to go and just contend (at the World Cup) - they genuinely believe they can win it.

“When they ran on against the All Blacks at Wellington recently, they looked from the first minute like a side there to try to (knock them over), not just hold them to a reasonable score.

“If you have spirit, it then builds on itself, you know. Of course the opposite can happen and it snowballs if things start going wrong ... but this bunch seem to be well on the other curve.”

Asked about the “provincialism” aspect - something that has occasionally been said to have affected the harmony of Bok sides of the more distant past - Du Plessis said: “I can only speak for myself, but I always sensed in my time as player that it was such an ideal, a dream, to achieve that level of recognition that you largely left that behind (in joining the national set-up).

“I never experienced it in my time and I reckon it would be even more diminished now, if it existed at all. The modern guys play all over the world so when they come together there is probably less of a feeling of a certain province dominating the group, and so on.”

Burger, meanwhile, believes the spirit evident in the broad 2019 squad is significantly influenced by it having a “backbone”.

He explained: “There’s got to be something tangible beneath it to support that gees, otherwise it’s a bit of a bullshit production, isn’t it?

“I think with Rassie it’s almost like there’s been a big change in culture, a particularly clear understanding of what the minimum requirement is to play for the Boks ... so everyone is working for each other, whether it’s through a carry followed up by a good clean, or an average kick that is backed up by an exceptional chase.

“All of these things create energy, which makes us hard to play against. I think I enjoyed the Argentina game last weekend more than any of the others just for how relentless we were in our work-rate, the support for each other.

“That naturally breeds more general good vibes and trust within a team. It becomes quite easy to play your rugby then. This team has become a good watch.”

Burger acknowledged that when he started his Test career, and the squad wasn’t drawn as much as it is now from wide-ranging parts of the planet, groups of provincial players (some might brand them cliques) sticking together could be apparent.

“It’s natural in a way ... when you are a young, insecure player arriving on the Bok scene you will tend to stick behind your (provincial or franchise) talisman: perhaps Corne (Krige) if you were a Capetonian, Joost (van der Westhuizen) if from up north, or John (Smit) if from the Sharks.

“As we got more experienced, it became more natural to feel part of the broader environment.

“Don’t get me wrong, you have to give guys space for a short while if you’ve just joined Bok camp straight off a Super Rugby final ... for example in 2007, when the Bulls were buzzing and Sharks feeling quite the opposite; emotionally bruised.

“That’ll still be there to a limited extent, I guess.

“But then you (settle into common duty) and 95 percent or more of the Bok squad can be branded good mates. You get to that common goal pretty seamlessly, eventually.”


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SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has assured Rassie Erasmus there will no external pressure or interference when he selects the Springbok squad for the World Cup.

Speaking at a SA Rugby affiliated event on Thursday, Alexander paid tribute to Erasmus, who he says has exceeded expectations when it comes to meeting transformation targets, according to Netwerk24.

‘Rassie knows what to do, it is not necessary for us to remind him of transformation,’ Alexander said.

‘He is mature enough to fulfil his mandates and so far he has exceeded our expectations. So no, there won’t be any pressure on him.’

In 2018, Erasmus came under fire from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), who accused him of selecting a team that is ‘too white’. But Alexander was adamant that the team and Erasmus have come a long way since then.

‘Our run-on XV will in most games have the desired number of black players. In fact, because our players come through naturally and based on merit, we are actually beyond that desired number.’

Alexander added that all targets were set in the hope that it be reached in 2023, but Erasmus – both in his capacity as coach and director of rugby – as met the targets already.

‘Our plan was for 2023, but at this stage, there are four black captains in our national teams. Rassie also started with Bok team that wasn’t really established, but he changed the culture of the team.

‘Players play for the people and you can clearly see that they play for him. Rassie brought us back and the team is performing again and the impact of that should not be underestimated.

‘Other national teams underperform at big tournaments and there’d be no pressure on them. A week after the Proteas came back from the cricket World Cup in England, all was forgiven. When we came back from the 2015 World Cup, a commission of inquiry was launched into the team’s performance. There is always more pressure on the rugby team. ‘

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Rassie is baie slim. :idea:


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Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.


I feel the same. When you get excited and then the reality hits you . It is all going too well currently. Although you wonder why we couldn't beat the ABs when Australia smashed them. And you cant blame it on the red card because Australia played outstanding rugby in that match.

You get the feeling that were it the boks that the ABs would have come back harder. I suppose we really have to see what happens in the second match before we can draw any conclusions.

If you look at Soup rugby some of our sides have been very successful playing the NZ teams and even the Stormers didn't embarrass themselves like previous years so the ABs are not at their strongest currently. If ever there was an opportunity to win the RWC it is this year.

But....you just get the feeling that something is going to go wrong.


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ox wagon wrote:
Beast has said this is the best Bok team environment he's been in. He would say that. But there does seem to be an improvement under Rassie. I just don't want to get my hopes up.


I feel the same. When you get excited and then the reality hits you . It is all going too well currently. Although you wonder why we couldn't beat the ABs when Australia smashed them. And you cant blame it on the red card because Australia played outstanding rugby in that match.

You get the feeling that were it the boks that the ABs would have come back harder. I suppose we really have to see what happens in the second match before we can draw any conclusions.

If you look at Soup rugby some of our sides have been very successful playing the NZ teams and even the Stormers didn't embarrass themselves like previous years so the ABs are not at their strongest currently. If ever there was an opportunity to win the RWC it is this year.

But....you just get the feeling that something is going to go wrong.

Dont tell me you are as negative as Saffer for this test?

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?


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