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by Midfieldmaestro
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jack Goodhue gone for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Jack Goodhue gone for 2021

Did he play for the blacks next to SBW in the WC of 2019 and had/has a mullet hair cut?
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached
Replies: 34
Views: 2037

Re: Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached

I think the days of the enforcer lock are long gone. If they ever existed. Etzebeth is the heir to Bakkies and the Boks just won a RWC with him at lock In what way is Etzebeth the "heir" to Botha? Is it because they both play lock? Both white? Etzebeth never seemed consistent enough at test level t...
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA players withdrawn from Rainbow8 Cup for safety reasons.
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: SA players withdrawn from Rainbow8 Cup for safety reasons.

Zulu I think you read the same sh@t as me but I researched a bit more before reacting to it.
There were concerns in a virtual meeting. Think violence the least and the quarantine restrictions the more
Pro14 organizers will decide in 2 weeks
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SSA rugby return to play

Sprinboks can do with some more Lion tamers

https://www.facebook.com/10003623049653 ... sn=scwspwa
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Alignment according to me is to get the players to execute the Springbok game plan.
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Re: Highest Paid World XV

Marcel Coetzee Pro14 player of the year back to SA joined Bulls. Jaques du Plessis Montpellier back to Bulls. Johan Goosen a nr10 back from France join Bulls. a Number of English clubs players back Jaque Van Rooyen Gloucester joined Bulls. Ruan Dreyer Gloucester th and Jaco Kriel flank all joined sa...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached
Replies: 34
Views: 2037

Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached

Bernard Laporte WR vice president, coached France, Toulon to a hattrick European Cups said Bakkies was his best

https://punditarena.com/rugby/eoin-hart ... yer-coach/

https://youtu.be/MR5_ARsy-bw
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Re: Highest Paid World XV

India's massive population
more tv subscribers big crowds
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Good rugby. UJ was undisciplined game 1
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Re: Highest Paid World XV

The big thing is how much they’re getting after tax. in the past sa players did not have to pay tax on what they earned abroad. new tax laws coupled with the higher cost of living in cities such as London (132% higher cost) Paris (96.5%) and Tokyo(110.6%) made many sa players return for home I supp...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Re: Highest Paid World XV

The big thing is how much they’re getting after tax. in the past sa players did not have to pay tax on what they earned abroad. new tax laws coupled with the higher cost of living in cities such as London (132% higher cost) Paris (96.5%) and Tokyo(110.6%) made many sa players return for home I supp...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Re: Highest Paid World XV

Gavin Duffy wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:54 pm I assume a rand is worth f*ck all?
I don't think this was to show the Rand's worth but rather a comparison that could have been done in any currency
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highest Paid World XV
Replies: 44
Views: 2256

Highest Paid World XV

Handre' Pollard is the highest paid rugby player in the world
SA players Polly tops then Etzebeth

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/bok-trio-f ... paid-xv-1/
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

agree it's too bright
by Midfieldmaestro
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Tuks are not a bad team as Wits was in the lead when Covid stopped last year's Varsity Cup.
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

The CUT pack (Ixias) can hunt with the big dogs. Tuks baclline is potent
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

One can see Rasta is unfit. He stop the game so many times with penalties so that he can take a rest
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Thats probably what their Capt.wanted as he blotched a 3 pointer under pressure decision by kicking for the line but in the end the new 10 brought some positive play energy and they took the 3 pointer
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Much improved performance by WP. I was starting getting worried if it is one of the Top 4 and if it isn't developing like in Superrugby where a better sa team as the Pumas can't play but only the political connected Kings
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 156
Views: 10795

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

The requirements the bokke set had been met now unlike during hard lockdown. 400 mins rugby is one
by Midfieldmaestro
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Money Bill off again
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Money Bill off again

SBW was in serious trouble in the fight against 45 yr old Botha, it was shortened from 12 to 10 Rounds during the fight!

https://youtu.be/h8jgnr7LNIM
by Midfieldmaestro
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The worst tackle in the history of rugby?
Replies: 40
Views: 2539

Re: The worst tackle in the history of rugby?

the gang tackle on the Namib centre. all 3 went high

https://youtu.be/-nuRKSqSIfE
by Midfieldmaestro
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Sharks were defeated in the dying moments
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Sarel's perfect XV
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Super Sarel's perfect XV

Considering its a Perfect XV and not the best its interesting his Perfect nr10 is being played at 15 which means he is being played out of position
Brussow was a perfect fetcher
The Welshman at 8 interesting
by Midfieldmaestro
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

Well Done All well deserved! Agree on SA Young gun Simelane. Would have liked to see as one of the finalists their new nr10 Tiaan S. SA Coach agree on Jake. Would have liked if they added Jimmy Stonehouse as one ofcthe finalists in recognition of him building the Pumas from nowhere into one of the t...
by Midfieldmaestro
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst teams in a pro sports league?
Replies: 53
Views: 2906

Re: Worst teams in a pro sports league?

Last 5 years of Super, the Sunwolves and Auckland Blues. Never watched them on a Sunday after watching the Wolves putting a near 50 on Blues near 20 the one time with no defence Blues record last 5 years in Super: Won 27 Lost 48 Won only 3 games the whole of 2015! Win Record 36% Finished 2nd last 2 ...
by Midfieldmaestro
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Monsieur Drop Ratings
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Monsieur Drop Ratings

Great drop! from 60m!
He's back playing for Cheetahs in Currie Cup
O Gara Ireland was a good drop kicking nr 10
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Monsieur Drop Ratings
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Monsieur Drop Ratings

not talking general play for 10 then Carter Bennet will be in but only dropgoal exponents haven't seen some in isolation. have a clip down below of de Beer in WC dropped 5 ratings 1 Naas Botha - dropped 4 CC final in mud 2. de Beer-:5 WC QF 3. Joel Stransky - WC win dead of xtra time 4. Gerald Bosch...
by Midfieldmaestro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4446

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

One of the best 10s. the others Hugo Porta, Phil Bennet, Naas Botha, Joel Stransky, Johny Wilkinson and Stephen Larkham that I've seen. Havent seen Ella played Carter wasn't a great exponent of the drop untill later in his career as in this game below the Bulls 10 slotted 4 and Carter didn't attempt...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares to join PROxx
Replies: 127
Views: 4031

Re: Jaguares to join PROxx

The Auckland Blues and Sunwolves finished bottom in Super 2018 and again in the bottom three in 2019. a Country itself should do something about its weak teams. Replace them with better teams from within or cut them.
by Midfieldmaestro
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares to join PROxx
Replies: 127
Views: 4031

Re: Jaguares to join PROxx

If Conferences I hope for Jags to be with SA teams as they feel like brothers. Without them we would never have seen the greatest Springbok backline ever in action mid80s to end of 80s as they were prepared to play us. SA helped Jags again come Super. 2019 the last Super Jags made the final https://...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4446

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

https://allblacksopenforum.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/10420213_1048542255161197_2562314337881637307_n.jpg The day I clapped eyes on Daniel Carter for the first time. Canterbury 78 Mid Canterbury 10. Ashburton Showgrounds. 2002. The guy tackling him (or trying to) is Heartland rugby to a T. That do...
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 3084

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

Ragdag holiday makers good name as they shouldn't have played boks rather junior boks even if they won 1 Worst perforrers in them but can't judge names thrown above in WC final I did not see. What I have seen Worst player any final Weepu otherwise a good player, missed penalties Donald best slotted ...
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 3084

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

Cannot agree with DeDoc on Kirwan, Buck Crazy Islander on Warwick Taylor Grandpa on Craig Green The above players except for Kirwan played for the nz Cavaliers in SA in 86 and tbh they shpuld rather have played only the Junior Springboks and not the boks as the likes of Gerber showed them a clean pa...
by Midfieldmaestro
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 3084

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

Never seen 87 and 91 were not allowed and were boycotted on tv from seeing it, so don't know any of those players Best I am aware of (sa 87, 91 and WCs 95 onwards) Joubert(95) Habana (2007) Danie Gerber (Unofficial WC for me the Currie Cup) Ma'a Nonu (Official WCs) Tim Horan Cheslin Kolbe (2019) Naa...
by Midfieldmaestro
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 176
Views: 13438

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

They are waiting for a decision in Mar. on the Lions tour. There may be a warm up test against Argentina provided it's their A-Team.
Franchises Cup starting 27 Feb. then Rainbow Pro16. For juniors Varsity Cup starting and go-ahead Clubs Schools received
by Midfieldmaestro
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

:thumbup: 7 Rounds a better turnaround time and the new kids on the block EP Eliphants strike the Currie Cup champs in Round 1
by Midfieldmaestro
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bokke continue to dominate.
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Re: Bokke continue to dominate.

Hamilton not sure but old boks 81 didn't say it in so many words but there were places they wouldn't come out alive if things went pearshaped for the nz team. I know South Auckland they say is a crime slum where gangs roam freely around to rob anyone. https://youtu.be/9vxc6k5zr4c
by Midfieldmaestro
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 894
Views: 28972

Re: SA rugby return to play

u20 WC had been cancelled twice already. This is where the Varsity Cup fill a void. Players need that step in between school and senior rugby otherwise a vaccuum Many WC boks played in the winning u20 WC a Few Cc stars of this year such as Elrigh Louw also played u20 WC. Now at least youngsters can ...