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by Jensrsa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Bookies: Dragons by 3 Ulster by 21 Glasgow by 10 Benetton by 3 Edinburgh by 2 Leinster by 20 Cardiff by 4 Munster by 15 If the saffas are supposed to be improving, then you would expect at least one win. Which match will it be? I'd say both the Bulls and the Sharks' chances are good. Stormers has a...
by Jensrsa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Bookies:
Dragons by 3
Ulster by 21
Glasgow by 10
Benetton by 3
Edinburgh by 2
Leinster by 20
Cardiff by 4
Munster by 15
by Jensrsa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Leolin Zas, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Brok Harris. Replacemen...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chefs ripping offf Chefs
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Chefs ripping offf Chefs

The nissan.com domain saga has been going on for many years, registered in 1994 when Nissans were still Datsuns, by Nissan Computer Corporation, owned by Uzi Nissan, and Nissan Motors have been trying to get it
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 465

The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer

The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the c...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

earl the beaver wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:33 pm
Jensrsa wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Trostan wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:35 pm Nor was 40 plus capped CJ Stander
CJ would have made the Bok squad under HM if he switched to hooker like HM wanted
Why? Who knows how he would ever have transitioned, front row is very different.
When your provincial coach "suggests" you switch and then becomes Bok coach? Do the math
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

FRIDAY, 15th OCTOBER Ulster v Lions (Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast – Kick-off: 19.35 (20.35 SA time; 18.35 GMT) Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland) Assistant referees: Robert O’Sullivan (Ireland), Dermot Blake (Ireland) TMO: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland) Dragons v Stormers (Rodney Parade, Newport – Kick-off:...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Faf out of EOYT. Probably
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Faf out of EOYT. Probably

Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk is waiting to hear if he will require surgery on a hip injury that could rule him out of the Springboks’ end-of-year tour to Europe. De Klerk suffered the injury during the first Test against the British & Irish Lions and aggravated the problem during the Rugby Championship T...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Trostan wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:35 pm Nor was 40 plus capped CJ Stander
CJ would have made the Bok squad under HM if he switched to hooker like HM wanted
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Jantjies is contracted in Japan Hard to argue with market forces, but entirely selfishly I hope this trend of players heading off to Japan in their prime doesn't develop any further. I know England (& potentially B&I Lions) lost George Kruis to Japanese rugby at a key juncture in his career. Elton ...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Sharks loose forward Dylan Richardson is reportedly set to be called up to Scotland’s squad for the November internationals and could potentially face the Springboks. According to Independent Online, Richardson’s Scottish ancestry makes him eligible for selection for the national team, even though ...
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Luckycharmer wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am Tks you didn't even mention Jean Kleyn who you can have back.
:lol:

He never was on the Bok radar
by Jensrsa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR approves men in tights
Replies: 15
Views: 937

WR approves men in tights

Players at all levels of rugby will be able to wear tights or leggings for matches after the World Rugby executive committee approved an amendment to the laws of the game with immediate effect. Currently permissible for women, Law 4 will be extended to all participants with immediate effect, enabli...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

I think Tyrone Green would be a loss too if he is poached. EDIT and JJ Van Der Mescht. If you look at the list of locks I posted earlier JJ isn't even in the top 12 But he's a lot younger, the Boks are quite an old team. JJ is overrated. He's big, slow and lazy, he never had to work and develop ski...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Would he be a loss the the Boks? Nah. He's not even close to the Bok fringes Fair enough. The only player poached by the NH that I felt was a loss was C J Stander. All the others have in my opinion not been Bok material. Would be interesting to know what others think. I won't argue with that. Paul ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

In the end, while the BILs tour might be the inspiration the final product will have to be different because the top teams in women's rugby is vastly different to that in men's rugby. Okay not vastly different, only that SA women's rugby isn't strong while the North American teams are. So it can't q...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

Playing USA and Canada either. You have to start the team somewhere, and starting it in front of empty terraces wouldn't be good. Would love to see them include France really ... but that would only leave NZ to tour. USA and Canada have a colonial history with GB, Canada is still part of the Common...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

Up to the inviting union to make the money. Surely they could play the french and make money. I'd certainly travel. Tricky one if you consider the tradition. The BILs tour have always been the Empire vs the Colonies. Playing against France just doesn't do it Playing USA and Canada either. You have ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Sharks loose forward Dylan Richardson is reportedly set to be called up to Scotland’s squad for the November internationals and could potentially face the Springboks. According to Independent Online, Richardson’s Scottish ancestry makes him eligible for selection for the national team, even though ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

In the end it will come down to tv monies and sponsorships, that's where the real money is Up to the inviting union to make the money. Surely they could play the french and make money. I'd certainly travel. Tricky one if you consider the tradition. The BILs tour have always been the Empire vs the C...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Sharks loose forward Dylan Richardson is reportedly set to be called up to Scotland’s squad for the November internationals and could potentially face the Springboks. According to Independent Online, Richardson’s Scottish ancestry makes him eligible for selection for the national team, even though ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

In the end it will come down to tv monies and sponsorships, that's where the real money is Up to the inviting union to make the money. Surely they could play the french and make money. I'd certainly travel. Tricky one if you consider the tradition. The BILs tour have always been the Empire vs the C...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Sharks loose forward Dylan Richardson is reportedly set to be called up to Scotland’s squad for the November internationals and could potentially face the Springboks. According to Independent Online, Richardson’s Scottish ancestry makes him eligible for selection for the national team, even though ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

Gavin Duffy wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:53 pm Would it not just be england wimmin in different jerseys?
Probably
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

When was the last time you saw a straight put in at a scrum :lol: Why the Saffa lineouts been so poor I thought they would dominate here. True. But there's skew, SKEW and REALLY SKEW :nod: As to the lineouts, very few current SA based locks not in the Bok squad are even close to getting into a Bok ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Jensrsa wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:26 pm In the end it will come down to tv monies and sponsorships, that's where the real money is
Will the players families and sundry predatory lesbians be enough to generate much tv and sponsorship though?
That's the multi-million dollar question
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Ulster have a good backline. Very good scrum half, an okay fly half. Forwards are a little weak. If that is the case and the Lions can dominate the scrums they should enforce scrums as much as possible instead of playing through scrum advantages. Try and tire out the forwards and cut Ulster's "legs...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Re: Women's BILs tours

In the end it will come down to tv monies and sponsorships, that's where the real money is
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Ulster's scrum is not strong, especially without Moore (concussion) anchoring from TH and Henderson in the secondrow. We regularly come off second best and give away shit loads of penalties so they're looking at the wrong thing there. Learning experience but remember, it was two props talking :lol:
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's BILs tours
Replies: 32
Views: 788

Women's BILs tours

The British and Irish Lions have set up a feasibility group led by former Lions star Ieuan Evans to explore the possibility of setting up a women’s team. Lions tours bring together the best male players from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to face New Zealand, Australia and South Africa every ...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Lions forwards looking forward to the scrum battle with Ulster The set-piece has been one of the stand-out areas where the Lions have dominated and exerted a measure of control in their three United Rugby Championship matches so far, and on Friday they will come up against their sternest test yet wh...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Uncle Hugh suffered two strokes
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Uncle Hugh suffered two strokes

Legendary rugby commentator Hugh Bladen is said to have suffered a second, more severe stroke a week after he had a mild stroke. The 76-year-old Bladen was on the mend after suffering a mild stroke on Monday, 4 October. He was hospitalised for two nights and discharged on Wednesday. In an interview...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Saffa sides are playing away from home in front of crowds and missing their top players. They should get better. NH refereeing is of a fairly poor standard from what I've seen. I've only watched all the Saffa games so may be a bit biased. Fair points for sure, albeit they were weaker in the first f...
by Jensrsa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WP Rugby - More sh...t to hit the fan
Replies: 230
Views: 25050

Re: WP Rugby - More sh...t to hit the fan

SA Rugby has advised the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) that it was invoking its constitutional power to take administrative control of the Union. The advice was provided following a decision by the Executive Council (Exco) of the South African Rugby Union on Monday. Experienced form...
by Jensrsa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

OomStruisbaai wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:43 pm 2000 at Ellispark and Derbin is average. Slaapstad and Loftus it will be a fight.

Hope it will increase in January
I suppose whatever season ticket and suite holders the teams have left will get first option. Any other tickets will be expensive
by Jensrsa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

According to then [South African] Government Gazette published on Monday, up to 2 000 spectators will be allowed to attend professional matches, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and distance measures. https://rugby365.com/tournaments/united-rugby-championship/news-united-rugby-ch...
by Jensrsa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Both Lions flyhaves have returned to SA injured. They flew in Fred Zeilinga as replacement
by Jensrsa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

The salary cap are SA teams biggest disadvantage We cannot compete with the Pound and Euro. Therefore the teams have to be innovative That is a simplistic excuse. The issue is about SARU not being prepared to fund keeping the Boks in SA and Rassie's open borders policy. Meanwhile the SA teams are c...
by Jensrsa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1197
Views: 38140

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Lions are in for a tough game, especially if Eddie Fouche is still out. Taking on Ulster without a recognised #10 will be Mission Impossible. I don't think the Lions have fit #10s back home they can fly in now the Red status has been lifted, unless Fred has recovered in the meantime. The U20 flyhal...