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Boks would probably have finished stone motherless last based on the last few games. Wise move on their part to contract covid and avoid having to play...
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Boks officially withdraw from RC
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Listen, you don't demand the World Champions turn up at your tournament. The World Champions turn up if they want to. We will take our preparation for the Lions tour and next RWC our own way.
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Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
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Lemoentjie wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:15 am Listen, you don't demand the World Champions turn up at your tournament. The World Champions turn up if they want to. We will take our preparation for the Lions tour and next RWC our own way.
What about safety and player welfare?
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Its all good because we helped our greatest of rugbyfriends Los Pumas in getting a shot at winning the Tri-Nations for a change
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
3 wins in the last 21 tests vs NZ and the Boks are chest beating again. Let the Argies have their moment.
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:39 am Its all good because we helped our greatest of rugbyfriends Los Pumas in getting a shot at winning the Tri-Nations for a change
Too much fear.
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
3 wins in the last 21 tests vs NZ and the Boks are chest beating again. Let the Argies have their moment.
Whether we like it or not, the pedigree (or lack thereof) of a rugby nation is defined by their RWC performances. Why are coaches appointed in four year cycles ending at the RWC, etc, etc? Eventually, said pedigree will almost solely be defined by the RWCs. Back in the day, the British Home Championship was a fiercely contested annual football tournament between England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. It is still the oldest football tournament (100 years) on the globe...but nobody gives a flying f@ck about it now after it was terminated in 1984 season. The same will happen with the RC/TN.

...but look on the bright side; third place is pretty bloody good mate!
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:34 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
3 wins in the last 21 tests vs NZ and the Boks are chest beating again. Let the Argies have their moment.
Translation: I bow to the commercialisation of the game. I’m not a real rugby fan.
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Lemoentjie wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:15 am Listen, you don't demand the World Champions turn up at your tournament. The World Champions turn up if they want to. We will take our preparation for the Lions tour and next RWC our own way.
Coward country.
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Tell us again about trading on past glories.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am

Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Tell us again about trading on past glories.
Methinks that you do not understand the definition of "current". I'll help you with another example: NZ are the current Blesidloe Cup champs, which is a two horse race between a mediocre team and a very mediocre team. :thumbup:
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What scares a bok... that is a real philosophical question for those long nights at the campfire on a buffalo hunt.

I walked past a tv showing a game this morning and two teams were playing. Yes the one team looked scared when a blue and white jersey nr6 plugged the ball out of their hands in the loosescrum and glared at them and then at his bench. Closest i can resembke to what is scared. I ignored, diassociate myself with it immediately and went on my way.

Perhaps a real lion on a camping night out. Not a B + I Lion or a circus lion but a real lion approaching one in your sleeping bag next to campfire can be classified as scared but then again every young South African grew up with the medicine to deal with that scarriness and we call it muti or boereraat and it's a bit of salt that we have handy for such a circumstance because one just have to throw the salt on the lion's tail and he will run for his life or if you don't have salt handy just call out loud: " Bakkies Botha come here! " and he runs too
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Apparently Nicholas Sanchez trained for this by running laps around his house during lockdown. Boks spent all their time prancing around the place like bitches. On the flight to Australia Ledezma refused a stopover in South Africa because his players might become soft.
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:11 pm What scares a bok... that is a real philosophical question for those long nights at the campfire on a buffalo hunt.

I walked past a tv showing a game this morning and two teams were playing. Yes the one team looked scared when a blue and white jersey nr6 plugged the ball out of their hands in the loosescrum and glared at them and then at his bench. Closest i can resembke to what is scared. I ignored, diassociate myself with it immediately and went on my way.

Perhaps a real lion on a camping night out. Not a B + I Lion or a circus lion but a real lion approaching one in your sleeping bag next to campfire can be classified as scared but then again every young South African grew up with the medicine to deal with that scarriness and we call it muti or boereraat and it's a bit of salt that we have handy for such a circumstance because one just have to throw the salt on the lion's tail and he will run for his life or if you don't have salt handy just call out loud: " Bakkies Botha come here! " and he runs too
You didn't turn up because of safety concerns. Its easy to say that you can hand a real lion when you're holding an elephant gun and two African tour guides with spears by your side.
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:13 pm Apparently Nicholas Sanchez trained for this by running laps around his house during lockdown. Boks spent all their time prancing around the place like bitches. On the flight to Australia Ledezma refused a stopover in South Africa because his players might become soft.
You seem terribly excited for a supporter of a team that was recently thrashed by a record margin and which came 2nd in a two horse race**. Mate, I think you need to pour a nice warm cup of tea and then take a nap. :thumbup:

** hint: the winner of said race lost today
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White feather for SA :thumbdown:
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:13 pm Apparently Nicholas Sanchez trained for this by running laps around his house during lockdown. Boks spent all their time prancing around the place like bitches. On the flight to Australia Ledezma refused a stopover in South Africa because his players might become soft.
You're insulting Ledesma
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Whoever told you that bulldusted you because there were no stopover flights allowed in sa from South America. These were flight restrictions due to covid lockdown regulations. So the Argies flights were straight to Sydney.
Now go and fu$k the liar up and stop spreading further lies
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grievous wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:28 pm White feather for SA :thumbdown:
"White feather" has a number of different meanings, but I'll help you out with one of them: NZ 43 - Oz 5 :lol:
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:36 am
Lemoentjie wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:15 am Listen, you don't demand the World Champions turn up at your tournament. The World Champions turn up if they want to. We will take our preparation for the Lions tour and next RWC our own way.
What about safety and player welfare?
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm

Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Tell us again about trading on past glories.
Methinks that you do not understand the definition of "current". I'll help you with another example: NZ are the current Blesidloe Cup champs, which is a two horse race between a mediocre team and a very mediocre team. :thumbup:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Cup
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What appears to scare the Boks is actually playing a game of rugby.

It's the most embarrassing World Champion reign in living memory.
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The Springboks are no longer..

Viva La ScaredBoks!
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MrDominator wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:08 pm What appears to scare the Boks is actually playing a game of rugby.

It's the most embarrassing World Champion reign in living memory.
You think an oke like Pieter-Steph du Toit is scared of playing these players? It's not about scaredness, it's about preparing for Lions tour and RWC 2023. We wish the Boks could play, the players wish they could too. But Rassie is wise.
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Look at little halfback Tomas Cubelli, no rugby for 12 months, no worries
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Where are the Bokke? Hiding?
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I'm very disappointed in the Springboks. Some people might call them soft cocks. Others might call them cowards.

Me? I'm just too disappointed to start name calling.
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They are scared of their own shadows.
They have the BILs coming up so cannot lose their WC status to them. But sooner or later you would think they will have to play another test side?
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm

Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Tell us again about trading on past glories.
Methinks that you do not understand the definition of "current". I'll help you with another example: NZ are the current Blesidloe Cup champs, which is a two horse race between a mediocre team and a very mediocre team. :thumbup:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Cup
...so you're clearly very proud of a "minor international rugby union trophy" (as per your link), which you currently share with the Boks. Way to shoot yourself in the foot. Well...if you keep losing, I suppose that you'll cling onto any 'winning buy association' method that is available. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:39 pm Look at little halfback Tomas Cubelli, no rugby for 12 months, no worries
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Where are the Bokke? Hiding?
From what I've seen thus far, even our u21s wouldn't be scared...but perhaps you're referring to our schoolboy team? :smug:
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:42 am
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:33 am Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone.
Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of joy.
Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much
Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present....
Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Yeh and you didn’t beat Nz in any of those tournaments- infact as bungle said you’ve only managed 3 wins in the last 21 games Vs Nz your rugby masters😂

Every game is important - that’s why 80k braying bok fans turn up with the distant hope they might beat actually beat the all blacks

Boks have lost 3 games to Argentina haven’t they?
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Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Vleis wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:37 pm

Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude not to let someone else have a go at winning something....good luck for the TN mate. :thumbup: 8)
Tell us again about trading on past glories.
Methinks that you do not understand the definition of "current". I'll help you with another example: NZ are the current Blesidloe Cup champs, which is a two horse race between a mediocre team and a very mediocre team. :thumbup:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Cup
...so you're clearly very proud of a "minor international rugby union trophy" (as per your link), which you currently share with the Boks. Way to shoot yourself in the foot. Well...if you keep losing, I suppose that you'll cling onto any 'winning buy association' method that is available. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Firstly, it's not shared. Secondly, I'm not that proud of it but surely a World Champion team like the Boks should be able to take a trophy of a mediocre team like NZ and CERTAINLY should have been able to win it sometime in the last decade.
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:13 pm On the flight to Australia Ledezma refused a stopover in South Africa because his players might become soft.
I heard he refused to even let the plane fly over cowardly South Africa, insisting it come across the Pacific instead.
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