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by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Good move on the log by WP but do they really play to their full potential? I mean when one look at their potent line up, I thought that they would score 6 tries more than Griquas and that would have given them 2 bonus points.
by ZuluBoy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

[quote="diarm Am I correct in thinking that the Saffa-based players won't have played at all until this competition starts? Perhaps other Saffers can answer you better but I know the Currie Cup final is the 23 rd of January That leave Saffer teams with Feb and Mar but seeing the restrictions on fli...
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

Supersport has 18 million viewers on the premium channel where the rugby is shown. Viewers in Africa and South America each pay a little less than a R1000 a month. Roughly estimated R18 billion per month tv monies income. They introduced the additional 24 hr rugby, the 211 and they are part of the l...
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

Theflier wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:27 pm So the Pro N is in its first block, Leinster and Munster are already unattainable, and the play offs will be between the two leaders? So the leagues already over?

What is the purpose of playing?
It's a new competition for 2021 as i see it ?
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

Your'e right, they were doing well before they left.
I like the name Rainbow PRO16 Cup. Pro16 is NH and Rainbow is SA
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

One don't have to watch all the games, only watch your team/s
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2794

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

It will pave the way for the B + I Lions
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 100
Views: 5358

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

"Trade and Industry minister Ebrahim Patel has gazetted a new directive which aims to have the 2021 British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour of South Africa designated a 'protected event'. Section 15A of the Merchandise Marks Act empowers the minister to declare a major sporting or other events to be a pr...
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who is the best attacking FH in the world?
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: Who is the best attacking FH in the world?

shanky wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:25 am Where's the Reece Hodge option? :?
and Handre' Pollard or his crown princes from the Currie Cup ?
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 100
Views: 5358

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

Let's wait and see the outcome of the limited number of crowd that Saru requested from the playoffs onward.
a Call will be made well in advance in terms of uk travellers to allow for planning.
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 100
Views: 5358

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

The Lions tour Rugby in SA should go ahead. Saru's meticulous planning of the tour a great advantage.
by ZuluBoy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

If one look at the quality of the opposition.
It was the Springbok's WC final centre he stepped.
Hadn't seen any centre of any country in the WC done that to him!
by ZuluBoy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3372

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

Did not see '87 and '91 1. 1995 - the Joel Stransky dropgoal and mr. Mandela lifting the WWE 2. 2003 - the Wilkinson drop , another extra time final Then came 2015 - great rugby and the Australian fight back and 2019 - in Japan, the Springbok pack and Kolbe the finisher followed by 2011 - so close, ...
by ZuluBoy
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

They're thinking outside the box after Covid-19 and voted out of Pro16 participation.
The income generated will keep the Cheetahs and Jaguares afloat.
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

Scroll down a bit till the English. 2.5 mil $ (37 mil SA Rands) but they must pick an additional 10 Russian youngsters in their squad of 30-35 of which the salaries will be paid by Russian Rugby. Tv rights of their Russian Pro matches they can sell e.g. in SA to Dstv. After 5 years dual citizenship ...
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Time for predictions again. Sharks knowing the Bulls Lions game is a 50/50 even if they do get to play, will be motivated to make the semis. Western Province and Griquas. WP team selection awaits but homeground advantage and if the likes of Pretorius and Ruhan Nel are playing in the backline they sh...
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Beautiful break by Simelane leading to Tiaan Swanepoel's try.
These two and Bosch can play for boks.
I think Bulls are already a few days isolating, chances are they should get out intime otherwise will be a 2 pointer each
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Teams can't make mistakes 60ms out. Bosch now slotted a 60m and then a 57m easily
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Springboks who would win.
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Leinster v Springboks who would win.

Better to compare apples with apples. the Currie Cup champion is decided in January. Will play Leinster in the Pro16.
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

Cheetahs aswell as the Jaguares from Argentina invited. Jaguares looking for a new competition after being kicked out of Super. They will play in the Russian Pro in summer and autumn and SLAR in spring. 3 Bases for Jaguares and Cheetahs : Kaliningrad - closer to Europe Sochi - subtropical at the bl...
by ZuluBoy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Close but a boost for Cheetahs as they're shooting for an additional European competition. The competition organizers will take note.
by ZuluBoy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

There is a lot of talking about France on here. And I am surprised to find that SH teams don't seem to rate Argentina that much. England - Argentina on current form wouldn't be a foregone conclusion. In 3 years, time, I have no idea. I've watched every Pumas and England match this past month. I'd e...
by ZuluBoy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

Cheetahs aswell as the Jaguares from Argentina invited. Jaguares looking for a new competition after being kicked out of Super. They will play in the Russian Pro in summer and autumn and SLAR in spring. 3 Bases for Jaguares and Cheetahs : Kaliningrad - closer to Europe Sochi - subtropical at the bla...
by ZuluBoy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

"This opens the door for the Cell C Sharks, who are in second place..."-Brenden Nel
Not even considering they play the Lions
by ZuluBoy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

Wonder if Rassie will put his foot down on all the Irish and Scottish poaches. We could end with games where 2/3 of the players are nationals of one country. The residency rule increases to 60 months (five years) on 31 December 2021, so only players who moved countries up until 31 December 2018 wil...
by ZuluBoy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

Don't you think Bulls should have gone with some B players in the place of the tested positive players ? Ones that doesn't have to self -isolate. They would have got a shot at 4 points at least or is that option impossible come covid protocols ?
by ZuluBoy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

These are top teams being added to an average league. Super Rugby added mostly weaker teams to a top league. agree. In Super rugby the Sunwolves started out well but faded away over the years. At one stage you had the two rockbottoms for couple years the Auckland Blues and Sunwolves playing each ot...
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

You can work it in between Lions or Bulls game and a Sharks game the next weekend. As one travel from Bulls to Sharks on the way the Drakensberg mountains
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

Lions centres BOD and Jamie Roberts had a great game in the Durban test.
You really had an adventurous tour!
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

You guys were really fortunate to attend that test/s on your 2009 tour. Unfortunate that a last minute kick turned out the decider.
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

One of the finals the Bulls won in Super Rugby.
Morne' Steyn also back from France since Jake White

https://youtu.be/GsfhnNvodnw
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

Most of you guys are familiar with SA teams. Teams such as the Bulls will bring variation and new culture. I sure hope it brings more excitement too. As you aware these 4 are a different kettle of fish than the Cheetahs. Stormers are arguably the weakest. Lions and Sharks are CurrieCup win contender...
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

Thank you so much PD. Your effort is really appreciated. I am the more enlightened
by ZuluBoy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?
Replies: 35
Views: 1329

Re: Pro-14 to become Pro-16?

Now that SA join Pro16. We're quite new to this as I never followed the Kings in there and occasionally the Cheetahs mainly because the Kings were not a Currie Cup side. Now that our nrs 1-4 are in I have interest and questions. Maybe if i can get a web link? Is there a schedule for 2021? Are these ...
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

Should be France or ABs in the QF Prefer ABs
come 2023 Beast Retired Ginger replace

https://youtu.be/phOUIwyPuiE
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

Argentina can make the Quarters.
Not sure what the effect will be on their game after being kicked out of Super Rugby by nz.
They had the double digit win over the All Blacks TriNations but then disappointed with their B team
which put a question mark over their Reserve strength.
by ZuluBoy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

Cheetahs currently 5-th on the SA Currie Cup log. Vital game for log position coming up this weekend against Pumas. Their Application Accepted Intercontinental shield competition with teams from Spain, Russia and Germany. Approval in Feb. It would allow them to qualify into the European Challenge Cu...
by ZuluBoy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

My bet is on my Springboks to win Pool B. With the World Cup in France and having home support France should go close in winning Pool A. Springboks good chance to top Pool B then to play nz the runner up in pool A and France winner pool A to play Ireland or Scotland in the knockouts My money are alw...
by ZuluBoy
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 711
Views: 16663

Re: SA rugby return to play

HT: Cheetahs 9-13 Lions Frans steyn kicked a 64m penalty for the Cheetahs Massive kick , still going like a boeing once over. Bosch kicked a 60m at sealevel Sharks Bulls. Still watching the game replay after loadshed so not sure if Morne' Steyn or Bosch himself beat that. Impressive line kicks from...