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by beachboy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 319
Views: 4894

Re: SA rugby return to play

I only caught the last 25 minutes but the Sharks have a good pack of forwards and look a well coached team. WP were very disappointing. I hope they have someone coaching the front row.....The Sharks have recruited well and a few of those players have the potential to be first team players in the not...
by beachboy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 319
Views: 4894

Re: SA rugby return to play

I watched both under 21 games via live streaming. WP were totally outplayed by the Bulls but towards the end seemed to realise that playing fast open rugby is the best way to beat this Bulls team. The Sharks to me were a better side but seemed to be very arrogant in the way they celebrated every sma...
by beachboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 319
Views: 4894

Re: SA rugby return to play

Oom have to agree with you that Morne was by far the best flyhalf on show. We have to look to the future however so no good in selecting him at this stage of his career but certainly would love him as a mentor to some of the young flyhalves. I was disappointed in the shape of some of the Stormers pl...
by beachboy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 319
Views: 4894

Re: SA rugby return to play

Jens, what is your feeling on that Lions team. Nice backline but I have a feeling they may struggle up front. I have a feeling the Lions will adopt a fast and frenetic style of play, the Stormers maybe being a bit more structured and trying to slow down the pace? Word from the Stormers camp is that ...
by beachboy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Newlands stadium GOOoooOOoNNne
Replies: 37
Views: 2368

Re: Newlands stadium GOOoooOOoNNne

If the article is correct ( I dont Trust the press much these days), they are so dumb it is hard to fathom. Who would not want a giant international bank to be one of your main sponsors and financial partners. This new business is more "white owned" than Investec. It is also a small property company...
by beachboy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Sards the timing is right to open a takeaway I think. I saw in my social media someone opening a new "rib shack" takeaway in the Southern Suburbs and it getting some free advertising. We have had a few clients die of the virus in the past two weeks. We have an estates department and it seems we have...
by beachboy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SARU - " Totsiens Verloorders!"
Replies: 133
Views: 5467

Re: SARU - " Totsiens Verloorders!"

The Kings have the potential to succeed more than the other regions (Puma/Griquas). They have just been poorly managed and had too much political interference. The advantages they have over Puma's/Griquas is: Bigger support base They have strong club rugby setup They have a number of good rugby scho...
by beachboy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I was supposed to be going to Italy next year but that is looking to be off the table at the moment and I have moved my plans to 2022. My son's one way ticket from The Philippines to SA was R32 000. It may be a while before there is enough competition and commercial viability to bring the cost of fl...
by beachboy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks 2020
Replies: 598
Views: 25279

Re: Sharks 2020

Louis did his job and was a proud Sharks player and captain. I wish him good fortune going forward and he can hold his head up high knowing he was part of the Sharks recent success. Like all players that join the Sharks to be able to Express themselves I hope that the culture of success he has expe...
by beachboy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saffer "cuisine"
Replies: 97
Views: 3302

Re: Saffer "cuisine"

When we braai and there is putupap I'll take a coffee mug with some pap, fill it with milk and a teaspoon of sugar for seconds. I am not a lover of pap and avoid it as far as possible. But then again I the child of Scottish immigrants and we were not exposed to until I was in my 20's. I have tried ...
by beachboy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Well its done. I have given up my one factory and we will only be operating from the other from now on. I am retrenching a third of my staff with a very heavy heart. They are my family. My wife has resigned as a director of the company and I will be solely responsible for it from now on. I am cashi...
by beachboy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saffer "cuisine"
Replies: 97
Views: 3302

Re: Saffer "cuisine"

Uncle Fester wrote:Have fond memories of the Hussar grill in Cape Town near Newlands.
Two minute walk from my office so a regular haunt. Great steak if that is our thing. They are big sponsors of the local school rugby team SACS.
by beachboy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SARU - " Totsiens Verloorders!"
Replies: 133
Views: 5467

Re: SARU - " Totsiens Verloorders!"

Whatever is happening I want to see the Currie Cup brought back to be the premier Saffer comp with the top 2 or 3 teams competing for international honours against the Kiwis, French and English. The rest don't really count While I will miss watching some of the Super Rugby, a move would probably be...
by beachboy
Fri May 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stormers SR 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 19811

Re: Stormers SR 2020

Every second post on SA rugby fb is about Willemse. And how he is going to be the best flyhalf ever for the Springboks. Now you guys want him at 15 when noone in the entire soup comp can touch Fassi....cmaaaan I personally think he is a better 15 than a 10. With the hectic (usually!) rugby season a...
by beachboy
Fri May 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stormers SR 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 19811

Re: Stormers SR 2020

There are still players who play for the pride of the jersey and dream of playing for WP/Stormers. Count in all our Springboks. PSdT still have old school values. :thumbup: I know I am being an old fart but I miss the days where most of the players had pride in the jersey, be it school, club, provi...
by beachboy
Fri May 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stormers SR 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 19811

Re: Stormers SR 2020

Glad Tim Swiel is back. He has lots of talent but has never really made the progress he should have. His Dad Greg died unexpectedly a few months back ( who was a good player back in the 80's). He is an attacking flyhalf and will give us some added choices, if he is good enough to make the team.... T...
by beachboy
Wed May 27, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

OomPB wrote:Ek probeer my bes maar ek is in n rowwe spot. Help bietjie as ek hier afpak. Het my huis in die mark gesit in die mees kakste tyd moontlik
Ag Oom. I only saw this now and I am being flippant talking about booze. Sorry man. Vasbyt is all I can say. I hope it works out for you.
by beachboy
Wed May 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Absolutely the shit is still coming. Some of the government testing is taking up to a month or more. Death rates are spiking and when one hears how many people are on ventilators in the W/Cape and the known survival rates, it is not going to flatten anytime soon. The nursing home in the Strand that ...
by beachboy
Mon May 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I have been very lucky to source Grog and it looks like I may get another 6 pack tomorrow. I am not a massive drinker but I enjoy two or three when I am braaing or watching the rugger. The wife is a big wine/whiskey/gin drinker and with the happy wife/happy life thing I have managed to keep her stoc...
by beachboy
Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Create a 'deliveries only concept' kitchen i.e. no customer facing dealings at all. It'll be easy to duplicate and adjust my app with your branding. Its great...with a bit of tweaking. I wanted to talk to you about it. Bit nervous... What's to be nervous about? You have the skills to create the env...
by beachboy
Thu May 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Sorry to hear of everyone's struggles but humans are resilient and working through it makes you stronger. I was retrenched when my children were in high school and was unemployed for over a year, I then started/invested in two businesses which both did not take off before I started having some succe...
by beachboy
Thu May 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

We are down to a sixth of our turnover. We are getting more and more enquiries and have gone on a very aggressive marketing campaign. Its reaping benefits which will help us understand the long run...thankfully our overheads are also reduced so although we are not making money we are not losing mon...
by beachboy
Thu May 21, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

My daughter is a teacher/department head of a previously disadvantaged school. She is back at work trying to prepare for the 200 odd matrics who will be returning on the 1 June. They dont have the cleaners and resources so they are also having to disinfect classrooms themselves. The government sent ...
by beachboy
Wed May 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

How do they go about testing people? Do they just grab people of the street and test them? Some people don't even show symptoms or very mild symptoms. Why would anyone go and test for COVID19 if they just have a scratchy throat? Track and trace is one of the main methods in the W/Cape. Tracking tho...
by beachboy
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Story is that it is starting to go mad at Tygerberg hospital and that the consensus is that within 2 weeks the government hospitals will be overrun and unable to cope, meaning the overflow will start to go to private hospitals. However the understanding is that the government has not yet finalised/c...
by beachboy
Thu May 14, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

The cape flats and Khayelitsha taking off as well as some bad pockets at some old age homes. I know of four old age homes where there have been lots of infections and a few deaths in each. The Southern Suburbs is doing fairly well with lowish figures. We seem to have the social distancing and discip...
by beachboy
Wed May 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks post RWC
Replies: 1641
Views: 87076

Re: Boks post RWC

Watching live you dont really see what he do. Need a replay to value him https://youtu.be/IdoH7SlcYXc Some people never rated him :o :uhoh: Brent played for my club (UCT) prior to his success and I have interviewed a few people who played at the same time as him and when I ask, who was the most tal...
by beachboy
Wed May 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Does anyone really believe that the testing in N Cape or Limpopo is actually done properly and the numbers are accurate? I try to avoid the news and in particular the wave of reporting on covid as it just too much of rinse and repeat. However yesterday I picked up an investigative story where they ...
by beachboy
Tue May 05, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Several Cape types arrested for standing still during exercise time :lol: (to protest no surfing rule). Then one protester escapes on a bicycle, followed by a cop in a car and another on a bike. And they manage to lose him within 200m :lol: :lol: :lol: Personally while a lot of the rules dont make ...
by beachboy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Can you explain why you keep going on about winter? It's not what it does to the virus, it's what it does to people. Cold low humidity weather changes the fluid lining the airways drying it out more, that's why there's more respiratory infections in winter. People are also more likely to stay indoo...
by beachboy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I am skeptical about the infection rates. I spoke to a medical practitioner over the week-end who phones infected people and then tracks and contacts the people they have been in contact with and it appears there is an explosion of cases in the poorer/highly populated areas of the W/Cape at the mome...
by beachboy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If NZ escape 2007 RWC QF 21-20, what happens?
Replies: 61
Views: 2035

Re: If NZ escape 2007 RWC QF 21-20, what happens?

Damn, ox wagon. Are you writing a PhD? Other South Africans on here don't call me Oxbot for nothing. The 2004 to 2007 side had a defined plan, the coach was quite good at explaining it all and didn't really give a shit about sugar coating anything or what people thought of it (probably why he ended...
by beachboy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I am happy with the defence force deployment. We are anticipating some serious levels of social unrest and I would prefer that we are prepared for it, particularly actually living in SA. There is no way SAPS will cope. Western Cape seems to be more impacted than other regions, both on the infected a...
by beachboy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Sards, sorry to hear about you and your employees. I have been approached to help donate some monies to various entities and individuals. Also local restaurant doing crown funding for staff, my hairdresser asking us to pay now for future haircuts etc. etc. Other than paying my domestic I am resistin...
by beachboy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I am torn between the need to continue the lock-down and the damage to the economy. The government must be under severe pressure, with a massive drop in VAT income/fuel levy, drink&cigarette taxes, transfer duties (never mind the long term loss of taxes from reduced profits and a smaller working for...
by beachboy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I have taken the isolation seriously but I can see others in my area are not. I have not been to the shop and have had groceries delivered once. I can see my neighbors interacting and kids playing together etc. My wife has underlying health issues so taking no chances (and I am 63 this year :(( ) I ...
by beachboy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

What happens to all the South Africans who can’t work/beg, run out of money in 1-2 weeks and can’t buy food? I don’t want to sound like a cnut (more than usual) but how do you stop 1000s of hungry people from looting, etc? Could be carnage way worse than the bloody virus death rates...... :(( It's ...
by beachboy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

On another lighter note - we are lucky - if Zuma was in charge we might have had a 21 year lockdown :)
by beachboy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 64563

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the SA figures having spoken to people entering from airports and from conversations with people on the ground. There was an official announcement that "Mkhize said on Tuesday that over 12 815 tests had been conducted, with the bulk in the private sector and ...
by beachboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 7127

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

Work for a small successful financial services and Trust company of about 130 people. Was planning to retire in three years. Generally speaking most of our fees are based on a percentage of the monies we manage. Markets are down so in due course profits will be down. My (younger) wife is a (minor) s...