Now for the kill!

December 29, 2008
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On Saturday JP Duminy and Dale Steyn opened the gate to the Aussie kraal, and yesterday Steyn chased the sheep out with 5/67 – limiting Captain Pout’s side to 247 runs.
And now the Proteas are on the brink of a historic series victory over the number one side in the game . . .

South Africa need another 153 runs, with ten wickets in hand and 90 overs in which to do it in after the bowlers – lead by Dale Steyn – came to the party yesterday and removed the last signs of resolve from the home side.

Steyn took 10/154 in the match, showing ample proof of his standing as the game’s best bowler in 2008.

The closest South Africa has come to a series victory over Oz in Oz was when Jack Cheetham’s young side surprisingly drew the five match series 2-2 in 1953.

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185 Comments

  1. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I really enjoyed putting these
    few lines together :smile:
    :support:

  2. avatar The Brand says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:04 am:

    He he he – have to admit the agony and angst I went trhough these last 4 days – are becoming a bit much for my ‘health’.

    But what joy – what elation

    :wave: :wave:
    :respek: :respek: :respek:
    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :applause: :applause: :applause:

  3. avatar The Brand says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Allow me to bring one comment over from the previous thread:

    “The Brand commented on 29 December 2008 at 9:35 am: Reply to this comment

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 8:36 am:

    I had a look at who appears on the list – only 2 Saffas
    the other being Fanie de Villiers

    Hadlee was a seriously good player – sometimes it is sad to be soooo young – we have such a limited view of performance
    and therefore – Standards for Comparison. ;)

    (Boertjie would love that comment :twisted: )”

  4. avatar cab says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    the bowlers have been very good, but the real difference is the SA batsman this time out who are actually putting up decent scores that can be defended and not folding under pressure. frighteningly, they are no longer reliant on kallis to the extent they once were.

  5. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Sir Richard Hadlee was one of the
    all-time great all-rounders and
    arguably the best player ever
    produced by NZL.

    Debut 1971/72, test cricket for 18 yrs.
    86 Tests 431 wkts @ 22.29
    3124 runs @ 27.16 2×100

    Member of the 85/86 side that beat
    Oz in Oz 2-1. Took 33 wkts in the
    series @ 12.15 incl 9/52 and 6/71.
    36 x 5 in inns, 9 x 10 in test.
    Quick bowler.

    Also a good commentator.

  6. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Reply to cab @ 12:47 pm:

    Let’s hope they can put it
    together tomorrow. Stranger
    things have happened – like
    when Fanie destroyed Oz for
    111, chasing 117 for victory.
    :wink:
    Or was it 112?

  7. avatar jj says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Its great getting back to the office just in time to watch a great victory,I hope.

    I have always rated Duminy as a batter that will make his mark.

    I have been proved hopelessly wrong by Prince and Amla, never rated them and to honest still don’t see how they get runs but its in the book and well done to them.

    Dale Steyn has been a revelation this year. He is also from Phalaborwa, his Mom stays across the road from my sister.
    I more humble and 100% nice guy you will battle to find. He is a real pussycat and how he gets that killer instinct to function only he will know.

    Lekker nuwe jaar almal and may it be a good one.

  8. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Reply to jj @ 1:57 pm:

    Gaan jy vannag in die kantoor
    sit en kyk hoe ons hulle frommel?
    :wink:
    Welkom terug.
    Goed om te hoor Steyn is
    so ‘n aangename mens.

  9. avatar cab says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 1:46 pm:
    ja, bliksem Boer, dont mention that one. Sydney, vinnige vanie did a dale steyn in that one.

    what of the two RWC games where we cruising and donald get runs out and Gibbs drops catch – cant believe how anyone case lose a cricket WC like that, two games in a row.

  10. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 1:44 pm:

    And I have a signed mini bat from the man :finger:

  11. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 6:11 pm:

    You keep on surprising me :wink:

    Setting the alarm clock again?
    Hehehehe.

  12. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Okay first off thanks Oom Boer.

    I am back now after a veryyyyyy looooooonnnngggggg XMas celebration.

    Thanks for keeping the threads alive!

    Will be in full force from now on, and I am actually setting my alarm too for (hopefully) an historic win in Oz land tomorrows…

  13. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 6:58 pm:

    yes and I have to work in the morning! Going to be a loooong day ;-) I just hope with a good start! :? Never trust these Aussies! I would like Smith and Neil to finish it off!

  14. avatar Duiwel says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    :em48:
    SH :mrgreen: RKS
    B :brownie: LL :rant:
    W :brownie: :brownie: P :rant: :rant:

  15. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 8:26 pm:

    Butch James is joining the Sharks for 2009…

  16. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 8:38 pm:

    jy :soek: :mrgreen:

  17. avatar DavidS says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Naand Duiwel

  18. avatar DavidS says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Morne roer die kak nou aan soos ‘n meester

    Is jy nie miskien wpw nie?

  19. avatar DavidS says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    BTW

    As a result of his brilliant form at the Cheetahs this year, Rassie has managed to secure Kleintjips Rossouw as first choice WP / Stormers flyhalf for 2009

  20. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 9:15 pm:

    Jou attempt suck dude.

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:12 pm:

    I could not think of anything else to say! ;)

    How are you okes?

    Had a great festive season?

    I have been pissed for 6 days running now! :)

  21. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 9:15 pm:

    i was under the impression that he retired from rugby due to that bad injury e got. Or are also just :pot: :roll:

  22. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:18 pm:

    doing well, been sleeping a lot :? last night is a nice -14°C :what:
    We start training in 2 weeks :twisted:

    BTW you reminded me that I have a bottle of whiskey somewhere :? ek gooi gou ‘n dop :mrgreen:

  23. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    DROSTER DAWIE -
    is jy nog hier?

  24. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:20 pm:

    Hahahaha, good on you man!

    And BTW, I know, it is my bad and I feel kak because of it too (believe me I really do), but I am sending you something ‘special’ in addition to the shit I am supposed to send you.

    No lies though (honestly), it is not my fault, I am waiting on other dudes to get the shit back to me.

    But you will (even if I have to deliver it personally – I wish) get your shit (and a little something extra signed by the King Corne).

  25. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    hey Boertjie, what the Aussies going to do for the next test?? Win or lose this one they will need to replace Symonds and Lee and probably Hayden :twisted:

  26. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 9:15 pm:

    Kaaaak storie – Kleintjips has
    officially retired. Says he’s
    had too many knocks to the head.

  27. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:24 pm:

    Shit…

    Gave it away…

    BTW, ran into Rob Fleck today (by chance) in Simonstad (of all places) today…

    Got a kiddie and a HOT wife!

  28. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:24 pm:

    I am a patient person, I could outlast Wessels in a blocking contest!
    Sounds great and looking forward to it :-)

  29. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:24 pm:

    Dunno, seems they have little
    talent in the wings.
    Talks about Hayden going, even
    Ponting as captain, even the
    selectors. Jury is out.

  30. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:26 pm:

    I watched the Classic Boks play in that tournament in Bermuda and loved seeing guys like Fleck, Kayser, Paulse, Skinstad etc. having fun :-) Still have the moves!
    PS: Kayser is still one of my ALL TIME fav players!

  31. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:26 pm:

    I am signing off (for now) though, I will be back at 2 tomorrow (CAT) to give live commentary on the game though, so see (whoever) is left standing then.

  32. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 9:28 pm:

    let them squirm! The bigger they get the HARDER they fall and all the more enjoyable for me :wave:

  33. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:29 pm:

    I plan to be there but the last 2 nights things did not quite work out like that :oops:

  34. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 9:29 pm:

    Running very thin on GB’s, end
    of month. But plan to pop in at
    some stage when I rise for a piss
    or so.

  35. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Oom Boer, dankie dat jy na die site gekyk het in the laaste week!

    Waardeer dit moer baie!

  36. avatar Morné says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:26 pm:

    Blok hom dood Kepler!

    Okay guys, till 2, cheers for now.

  37. avatar DavidS says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:18 pm:

    Of course I’m stirring…

    Just check how the WP’s leapt up and denied it!

    Ek is hier Boer

    BTW

    That was a STERLING effort in the wee hours of the morning

    I was dealing with kids who pissed on a sleeper couch and a bedonderde wife who told our 6 week old to “f–kof jou klein bliksem” at 02:00 this morning

    I haven’t been pissed probably for over two years…

  38. avatar DavidS says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I haven’t been pissed probably for over two years…

    Not entirely true

    I was pissed at S14 2007 final…

    Last time for me…

  39. avatar Duiwel says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Naand Oom Dawie,
    Naand lmal,
    Toppie waars jy,
    G
    H
    O
    S
    T
    S
    I
    T
    E
    :em48:
    W :brownie: :brownie: P :rant: :rant:

  40. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Hi Duiwel

    Iemand hier?

  41. avatar Duiwel says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Hzit Minora,
    bed natgepis?

  42. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:41 am

    150 needed to create history!!!

  43. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Nee Duiwel – ou trouvideo uit die kas gekrap om vir laaties te wys, nou kan ek nie ‘n fok slaap nie, “nostalgia attack”

  44. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:46 am

    howzit? I am an idiot for getting up at this time to watch a game, especially because I am going to work in a few hours! :cuckoo:

    But history is made only a few times while work is every bloody day :bangheadt:

  45. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Just heard that Shane Watson is also out for 6 weeks due to a stress fracture in his lower back. The Aussie bad luck continues!!!

  46. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Hi JT.Luckily I am still on leave so can catch-up on some sleep later today.

    4 runs – Smith!!!

    46/0

  47. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    OMG Macca on double figures!! :oops: :pot:

  48. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Brett Lee is battling with his injury. Mac – appeal for lbw, not given.

    48/0

  49. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    These Aussies are going to be a real bore today with appealing at every little thing :roll: :shake:
    I only have Aussie commentators and LOVE IT!! :footinmouth:

  50. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:02 am

    I am also listening to the Aus commentary. They are already discussing which players should be dropped – demanding wholesale changes. Symonds, Siddle, Hayden, Lee and Hauritz is in the crosshairs.

    I laaaaik it!!!!

  51. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I can’t believe it! Rain is coming and this might steal victory from us! :realangry:

  52. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Bowling change – Johnson to Macca.

  53. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:06 am

    come on SA get on with it! 20/20 style! Win the bloody thing so I can go back to bed!

  54. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:08 am

    ag no please no rain.

  55. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:04 am:
    Screw that – be positive. NO RAIN!!!!!
    :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

  56. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Reply to cab @ 2:08 am:

    I hope it is only the Aussie commentators blowing it out their $§”$

  57. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    hello u 2, do u know if there is an online radio site?i tried radio sonder grense, but got blesnok bridges rather than richie at the wacka…

  58. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Stadium looks pretty empty and lacking in aussies :twisted:

  59. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Lots of SAFFA’s in the small crowd. Wish I could be there to rub the Aussies noses in it!!
    :soek:

  60. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Reply to cab @ 2:11 am:

    watch it on justin.tv!

  61. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:13 am

    try http://www.justin.tv/cricguy for example

  62. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Macca can’t hit a beachball with his bat at the moment! :noshake:

  63. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Hi Cab

    Try radio2000.co.za

  64. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:12 am: Reply to Minora @ 2:15 am:
    thanks will try both.

    yoh nervewracking.

  65. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:15 am:
    I cannot recall a single shot that came out of the middle of Macca’s bat this morning – he is totally out of form.

  66. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Smith is on it!! 4 AGAIN off a Lee no-ball.

    69/0

  67. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Reply to Minora @ 2:17 am:

    you mean this tests series!?
    IMO drop him until he gets his form back and bring in Prince and move Amla to opener with Smith.

  68. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Macca should have been out and the next ball he edges for four! LOVE IT! Squirm you ba…ds

  69. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Smith on 50!! Great series for Smith!

  70. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Morning, morning!

    I join you as Smith reaches his 50.

    Got my sons Flings, 2 litres of water (that will change soon) and cricket is on.

    79/0, our boys going strong.

  71. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:19 am:
    :agree:

  72. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:27 am

    wahooo…smith gets 50, dont wanna jinx them.

  73. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Reply to Morné @ 2:24 am:

    goeie more! :support: I am chaoing billtong (my last reserves)

  74. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:28 am

    At least it is warming up here, only -5°C at the moment :D

  75. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    lol, the flings and biltong are out.
    i dont care if macka does not hit one out of the middle – stay there boeta.

  76. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Drinks – SA 81/0

    Almost less than 100 to get now!

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:28 am:

    Jy bly maar in a kak plek hoor!

    Reply to cab @ 2:31 am:

    Same here, dont give a toss what he does not do, as long as he does something and that is not to get out!

  77. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Less than 100 to get now!

    LOL, got to love this shit.

    They are showing the classic catches competition on the TV now, and choices A, B and C are 3 of AB de Villiers’ catches he took in the Perth test!

    We are just killing the Aussies everywhere this test series!

    87/0

  78. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Reply to Morné @ 2:35 am:

    less than a 100 needed now :D

    It is quite fun living in a country that actually have SEASONS! Never had that before! :wink:

  79. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Reply to Morné @ 2:38 am:

    its actually quite unbelievabe, dont wanna talk to soon, but 87/0, fantastic opening partnership on 5th day.

    were ABs catches pretty special? damn agile that one.

  80. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:41 am

    And a very good morning
    to everyone. Bet we sound
    like a meeting of sufferers
    from insomnia.

  81. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:43 am

    McKenzie SIX!

  82. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:41 am:

    hehehe just thought the same thing!

    PS: Finaly a GOOD shot by McKenzie! This could just be what he needs!

  83. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:44 am

    And Mackie know gets into the swing of things and smashes the spinner for a 6!

  84. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:43 am:

    nou praat jy groot kak?

  85. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:46 am

    my bliksem, its true, wonder if they worried about weather.

  86. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:46 am

    Oh and its Smith 58 and Mackie 30 BTW

    99/0

  87. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Reply to cab @ 2:46 am:

    nah it is the way SA are playing these days! They go for it if it is on! The confidence is there!

  88. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:49 am

    CAB
    Reading Good-bye Dolly Gray
    by Rayne Kruger.
    Reckon it’s better that Pakenham’s
    book.
    Can be hard to find, got mine
    via internet (1959 issue).

  89. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:47 am:
    unbelievable, what happen to the days of platneus wessells grinding out another block?

  90. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Mackie survives an LBW, repay shows inside edge.

    100 up for SA.

    101/0

  91. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:49 am:

    let me have a look online for that one quickly.
    yessus better go to bed, but dont want to miss anything.

  92. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:50 am

    “Good number of Saffas in crowd
    and they are in a great spirit.”

  93. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Must get some :coffee:
    BRB

  94. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Reply to cab @ 2:50 am:

    you watching on justin.tv??

  95. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 2:54 am:
    no watching commentary on cricinfo.
    am a bit dom when it comes to signing up to these streaming things.

  96. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:58 am

    great praise by the commentators for Smith as captain and what he has/had to deal with behind the scenes in SA cricket – one word used: remarkable :respek:

  97. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Reply to cab @ 2:57 am:

    did my link not work?? no need to sign up for anything!

  98. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:00 am

    biggest appeals coming from the commentary box!! What arseholes!! :rant:

  99. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:00 am

    On Radio 2000 myself – quicker
    than cricinfo.
    Talk that Smith will be returning,
    missing third test to have them see
    to his elbow.

  100. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:00 am:

    so Prince as captain then?

  101. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Minora gone for a shave?
    Or did the bastard desert us?

  102. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Aussies getting desperate now.

    Mackie survives an appeal (clearly arm) no glove involved.

    110/0

  103. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 3:00 am:

    Macca went for a pull and missed it and the ball clipped his arm on the way to the keeper. Ponting looked like he kaked in his pants when he did not get the decision from the umpire!
    Squirm you foookers :mrgreen: :wave: :finger:

  104. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 3:02 am:

    yip, I think that follows. Steyn
    apparently terribly nice guy.
    Yesterday bragged he is now also
    a batsman, becuase he got his first
    batting injury.
    Gave Smith placings credit for half
    his wickets.

  105. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Aussies taking there time, it is so bloody obvious they are doing it to so the rain can come and save their arses!

  106. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Uh oh – light drizzle
    :oogle:

  107. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:03 am:
    I am here and as sharp as ever!!!

  108. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 3:04 am:
    lol, munter must squirm u are right.

  109. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:03 am:
    Die laaste ou wat my ‘n bastard genoem het hang nounog agter my kakhuisdeur!!
    :wink:

  110. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:14 am

    Smith’s year: Averaging 75+ and scored 1600+ plus!
    And now he is out!
    :roll:

  111. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:14 am

    Smith gone.

  112. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Smith lbw OUT!
    121/1
    fRaction unlucky.

  113. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Reply to Minora @ 3:12 am:

    what do you use him for?? :oops: NO please do not answer that 8O :lol:

  114. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:16 am

    LBW, could have gone either way, but not the worst call I ever saw.

    121/1

  115. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:16 am

    oh poep, daar gaan biff, iets het uit die hol geskyt.
    ag nee…

  116. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Smith somewhat unlucky, but good knock anyway.

  117. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Reply to Minora @ 3:12 am:

    Moet baie droog en eensaam wees.
    :wink:

  118. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:19 am

    That lbw was outside the line but Warne is adamant that it was inside even though it was clear on the TV replay :roll:

  119. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:20 am

    now mackenzie must step up and see it thru.

  120. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:21 am

    rain is still threatening!! I have a bad feeling about that, we will probably need 10 to win and it will start raining and not stop :-(

  121. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Amla FOUR!
    130/1

  122. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:24 am

    geez these guys play positively, 4 from amla, amazing.

  123. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    An Aussie was taking his driving test and the instructor says ‘Can you make a U-Turn’.

    The Aussie replies, ‘make her turn, I could make her eyes water’

  124. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Sun is back out :mrgreen: :wave:

  125. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:29 am

    1 more over of lunch?
    alright better be off, got work tomoro.
    good luck you muckers.

  126. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:30 am

    FFS Amla, stop flicking
    and start hitting!

  127. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:30 am

    I am off to! Need to work too :-(
    51 still needed at Lunch

  128. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Lunch, 132/1

  129. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Why lunch?
    Who’s hungry?
    Just serve him a pie
    and a beer!
    Works for me.

  130. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:34 am

    OK, s’pose I’ll pick
    it up later and share
    in the shouting.

  131. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Giddy-up… just closed off a few trades early to head over to the Gee and see Macca hit the winning runs… (absolute shocking weather, rain around the corner, swirling winds)…

  132. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:49 am:

    Each train-stop and the weather looks better… phew… but this is Melbourne (Four seasons in one day)…

  133. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:49 am:

    Well tell them to make this @#$^&#* lunch short then!

    Cant have this rain out

  134. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Only 37 away now…

  135. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:29 am

    150 up

    Mackie hits a 4, 151/1

    Mackie on 48

  136. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Brett Lee has had enough, he is heading off the park…

  137. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:33 am

    C’mon Mackie… nerve wracking stuff!

  138. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Phew… very hard earned 50 there!

  139. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:34 am

    That drop catch by Hayden… another omen…

  140. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Mac get his 50, looked like a drop catch in the slips, Hayden fluffs it, difficult but still a chance in my books.

    It has probably been the most difficult 50 I have seen anyone score!

    Says something about the bowling attack when a player is so out of form and still socres 50…

    Mackie was bowled off a no-ball as well yesterday…

    Maybe just the luck he needs

    AND WE ARE ONLY 26 AWAY!

  141. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Hows the weather Bryce?

  142. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Reply to Morné @ 4:35 am:

    50 is a 50… and Siddle and Johnsons bowling has been pretty darn good… on a mangled pitch…

    Bout time we had all the luck in a series…

  143. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Suns out… wind is swirling… and the ‘OLE OLEs’ have started in earnest… (would prefer a Josholoza)… plenty of young South Africans down here in the general admission stands…

  144. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 4:41 am:

    Yup, see it on tv here too.

    Shozoloza has started as well as they show the SA fans.

  145. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Reply to Morné @ 4:51 am:

    I’m not far behind those young kids from PE and to the left of the big bunch with RSA flags… pretty good atmosphere now… but of course…

    Mackie to hit the winning runs please!

  146. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:55 am

    170/1

    Only 13 away from history!

    I am going to have a smoke, and crack open a beer now.

  147. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 4:55 am:

    Run onto the park when Mackie hits those runs Bryce!!!

  148. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:02 am

    5 away!

  149. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:02 am

    3 now

  150. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Aussie commentators full of praise for SA

  151. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    2 to win

  152. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Yobbo Bay 13 now totally filled with singing Protea fans… AWESOME!

  153. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:05 am

    And there we have it!

  154. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Sorry bryce, Amla hit those runs but who gives a shit!

  155. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:06 am

    WOOOO HOOOOOO… pandemonium… that’s me over and out… party time!

  156. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Smith runs to the pitch, grabs a stump and thanks the fans.

    Good scenes playing out now.

  157. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Most of the SA team runs across to the SA fans (probably where bryce is sitting) and hig 5′s all round with the fans.

  158. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:11 am

    The SA commentators also on the park now, saw one of them give Smith a hug.

  159. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Must be a real kak feeling being an Aussie now losing a test for the first time at home to SA…

    We have sent better teams to Aus and could not do it.

    Well done Smith and the boys!

  160. avatar Morné says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Brett Lee on tv now, reckons he is going to be out for 6 to 8 weeks.

    So he is gone for the 3rd test.

  161. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Reply to Morné @ 5:13 am:

    Got to shake Ntini’s hand… he almost pulled us over the boundary fence… lol… he got a moerse smooch on the mouth from a big mamma too… lol!

    Not a good year for Aussie sports-fans… lost the 3N to NZ, lost the league world cup to NZ, lost the Indian test series and now the first RSA home series win…

    Here’s hoping for a whitewash and not an Ellis Park like backlash…

    RSA fans won’t be leaving the Gee for quite some time… I’m certainly not going back to work!

    :respek: :wave:

  162. avatar Minora says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Well done Proteas!!!!! Lekker one Bryce!!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :wave: :wave: :lol: :lol:

  163. avatar The Brand says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    A W E S O M E !!!

    Well done boys !!!

  164. avatar The Brand says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Great stuff Bryce – thanks for the “inside-lane”

  165. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    :wave:
    Was listening on 2000
    when they got the
    winning runs.
    :wave:

  166. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    What a November & December! Snotting the poms in Twickenham and Unbeaten on the NH tour! back to back wins in the 7s world series beating Fiji and NZ and the poms to do it! Series win in Australia…
    Can’t get better than this for us fans and can’t get any worse for our livers :oops:

  167. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 12:41 pm:

    Not over yet… we need to play the exact same team (doubt Prince will be fit after seeing him interviewed) and white-wash them to take the world number one spot…

    No Lee, no Symonds, no Watson and 3 brand new caps and Hayden still more interested in fishing and cook-books…

    Giddy-up!

  168. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Must note that Morkel was limping quite badly when he came up to say hello to some fans…

  169. avatar jj says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Its fun reading all the comments after our victory. Being a ardent cricket fan for the last 60 plus years forgive me for harping on this victory, its been a while coming and in the interim we have had to take a lot of Aussie banter such as chocking, dropping the world cup etc.

    Like rugby, let’s rate the players as we enjoy doing after a rugby test.

    1. Smith. He has scored runs in every inning on tour. His captaincy has been such that even the hard Aussie commentators are impressed. In the second innings of the second test his aggression at the crease and dominance put the Aussies on the back foot from the word go. He has matured as a player and become a player that will make most world teams. Rating 9/10
    2. Mackenzie. Always remember he is a make shift opener. He has battled for runs but stuck to it and though never pretty, he guts it out and got a 50. He dropped a sitter in the slips that cost us but has been great at gulley taking amazing catches. Rating 6/10
    3. Amla. Never ceases to amaze me. His wristy timing of the shots is a joy to watch. On his first tour of Oz he has made number 3 his own and contributed with some breathtaking catches at short leg. Nothing spectacular but a solid performance all round. Rating 7/10
    4. Kallis. Lean period with the bat for him but chipped in with some reasonable scores that kept the middle order ticking. He was great to fall back on with his bowling and impressed with wrapping up the tail on most occasions, passes 250 test wickets, and took some blinders at second slip. A genuine all-rounder. His calming influence must be worth a lot to the team. Rating 8/10
    5. AB. Disappointed in the second test but his ton under great pressure in the first assures a great future. Took some incredible catches and is a brilliant all round fielder. Rating 7/10
    6. JP. What a performance by the young man. Two tests against Oz in Oz and he came up trumps. He has all the shots but his mental toughness and ability to concentrate has been proved at this level. He has a great future and is a must for the 3rd test. His fielding and speed to the ball is breathtaking. He did what he had to do, that is score runs. Rating 9/10
    7. Bouch. Not the time of his life. Expected more runs from him but his continuous chatting and advice to bowlers comes with years of experience. Rating 6/10
    8. Harris. Surprised me, and I think the Aussies as well. Could have been our weak link had they got to him. Nice variation and tight over after over. His runs in the second inning were priceless. Rating 7/10
    9. Morkel. Only in the second innings did he hit his straps as a bowler. This kid has it all and is going to become an awesome bowler; the fact that he can bat a bit is great for any team. Rating 5/10
    10. Steyn. Enough said. Batting for 4 hours and taking 10 sticks says it all. Rating 10/10
    11. Ntini. The work horse. Never tires and always gives his best. He chipped in with some wickets and has formed a great partnership with Steyn. Rating 7/10

    Thanks, I enjoyed that. Would love to hear your thoughts.

  170. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:24 pm:

    According to the commentators we are now #1… White wash them in Aus and again in SA :-)

  171. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 1:58 pm:

    Still #2… we need to win the Sydney test to officially be top of the world… let’s just hope our boys don’t do an Ellis Park with their minds on Noosa Beach already…

  172. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    skoon pokken briljant is all i can say.
    fantastic, go have some beers and check out some white pointers.

  173. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Reply to cab @ 3:40 pm:

    Huh… lol?

  174. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Hi BRYCE
    Must have been marvellous being there!
    Did Morne contact you re article RW?

  175. avatar DavidS says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Howzit manne

    I was just woken by a friend to tell me about this this morning.

    Smses flowing

    Brilliant stuff

  176. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 3:57 pm:

    I was just woken by a friend to tell me about this this morning
    ========
    :shake:

  177. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:57 pm:

    No he didn’t… I was only there for the last hr or of play (after being at ever other day)… managed to hang with the Protea supporters taking over the notorious Bay 13… and got to shake Ntini’s hand… and get my mug on tele for a split second…

    No doubt they will/have shown the footage over there of Ntini getting a moerse smooch from a big Tannie from the Cape… I was the guy shaking his hand directly before that…

    Went to a bar on the Yarra River a walk up form the Gee where some of the fans were hooking up… was a bit of a laugh… didn’t know there were so many Japies of all colours here in Melbourne… and plenty youngsters too…

    Off on hols from tomorrow (by that I mean zero tolerance from the ‘old dear’ to me being on the computer for the entire period)… so I’ll bid y’all a Happy New Year… finally a live test series in Aus to be proud of…

  178. avatar cab says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:52 pm:
    i say they can now kickback in bondi, sydney and give poor Gibbsy something, must be thirsty.
    good new year too u and yours brycie.

    right, nou wat?
    Boer, Dawie – yessus eveything can only be an anti-climax from here on in. rugby world champs, rugby 7′s champs, beaten oz in oz…its all been done.

  179. avatar Deonjm says:
    December 31st, 2008 at 12:42 am

    The Aussies are not happy AT ALL. They are even worse than Saffas when they lose. Calling for allround changes. I do not think Hayden or Lee would set foot in Brisbane soon. They will be pummled. :-)

    Any case, just popped in to wish everyone a prosperous 2009. May the good fortunes haunt you everyday.

    Gotto get back to work. Later.

  180. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Reply to cab @ 5:59 pm:

    May we FINALLY win the 3N too in 2009… and of course RSA crime levels half and COPE emerge as a real force with real MO…

    Signing off… cheers all…

  181. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 31st, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:26 am:

    Fok me… screw the 3N… almost forgot the Lions tour… a MUST!

  182. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Happy new year to everyone! Have a good one!
    Get fit and slow down on the booze 2009! :nono: or probably :mrgreen: more like get booze and slow down on the finess :oops:

  183. avatar Duiwel says:
    January 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Happy New year everyone
    :EM48:

  184. avatar Duiwel says:
    January 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    :em48:

  185. avatar Boertjie says:
    January 1st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    BABELAS
    :ghost:
    SITE

    Happy everything to all.

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