SA Sports Illustrated: Ruggaworld’s their July 2011 blog of the month

So the guys as SASI reckon we’re their sports blog of the month for July 2011.

Okay so I was reading with some smug enjoyment that 55% of SASI readers had voted that Luke Watson was the person they least wanted to see on the cover when my eye caught this heading: Blog of the month: Ruggaworld –

Okay so I read it and was surprised to find a quite kickass description of RW…

Finding a bona fide well run and well informed sports blog in the South Afriucan online sphere can be quite tough. Some have been brilliant but now display outdated posts…

Ruggaworld, on the other hand, has been going strong since December 2005 and amassed a bunch of loyal readers whose comments are strewn throughout the site. The blog itself is run by a merry band of self professed rugby enthusiasts – David Spohr, Morne Nortier, Deon and Boertjie.

Over the years the site has managed to establish itself as an almost official news outlet, but still maintains tat quintessential blog feel.

Cool huh?

Thanks SASI for recognizing the hard work the lot of us put into RW and in particular its readers and my fellow “Board Members” who have done so much to keep RW going since Christmas 2005 (geez has it been that long??)

Okay now congratulate us…

52 comments for “SA Sports Illustrated: Ruggaworld’s their July 2011 blog of the month

  1. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Cool stuff!

  2. avatar
    Welshbok die Brandwag
    June 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    At least SA Sports Illustrated is a decent read, Unlike SA Rugby magazine which is an extended arm of http://www.I‘m-an-arsewipe(keo)

    Thanks ruggaworld for a great blog. I haven’t been that active here lately, but still find it a great place for reason and banter regarding rugby matters, but the best is that we’ve been able to differ without getting into eachothers characters, accept between DavidS and Morne of course, but that was kind of cool anyway!

    Keep it up guys!

  3. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Congratulations Ruggawolrd and all involved in making it the amazing, welcoming and informative site that it is!!!!!

    You guys deserve a drink!!!! Or many…… :beer:

  4. avatar
    onerb's RAGING BULLS
    June 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I’ll drink to that!

  5. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    :applause: :applause: :applause:

    Well done RW and glad SASI spotted it! Always good to get recognition…and seems we have few celebs now!

  6. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations!! :respek:

    I happen to agree with SASI.

    Long may it continue!!

    PS how about some tickets for the semi at Newlands?? :lol:

  7. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Nice to see this.

    A lot of this has to do with the intelligent
    and informed posts contributed by guys like JT,
    Morne, Brand and others.
    Ross Tucker comes to mind.

    And of course all the guys that comment here
    and the communication and debate between bloggers
    – none of the hit-and-runs by all and sundry like
    on most of the other blogs.

    Even the banter is in a class of its own.

    Let’s keep it up!

  8. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    OK Dawie, what do you have on the editor of SASI??

  9. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Reply to Deon_Stormers @ 12:58 pm:

    Good question.
    I think the editor is a male.

  10. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Congrats guys!!

    Difficult to believe that is has been nearly 6 years!!! I remember getting an invite from Davids to come to this site like it was yesterday! (After all the shit gargling from Voldemort’s site!) :noshake:

  11. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    WHERE IS PISSANT????? :whistling:

  12. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Reply to Kietie_Lions @ 1:09 pm:

    On this blog, aka Morne.

  13. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 12:51 pm:

    thanks for that – when you wrote this you have not read the posts on the best bok thread ;-)

    I got invited way back by Rasputin from a mailing site called SArugby on yahoo groups which is still going but very slowly…


  14. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This says as much about our readers and contributors in the last 6 years as it does about the guys working on the admin side of things. You helped this site get to where it is! Thanks.

    I think congrats all around is in order!

  15. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Well done Ruggaworld! Keep up the great work!

  16. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Reply to Deon_Stormers @ 12:58 pm:

    Brendan Cooper is leaving SASI this month after years and years… make your own conclusions…


    But I add to Morne

    All of us should get a pat on the back for this.

  17. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations – Morne, Deon, Dawie en Boertjie !!!

    (Ras en Nelius in absentia) ;-)

    I always say I joined 4 years ago – after invite by TG – but it must have been 5 – mid-2006.

    I always thought – pen-friends (pen-vriende) were a weird bunch – but have not enjoyed and appreciated a bunch of people, even though I have never met them in person – as much as I have the friends made at RuggaWorld !!!


    SASI – recognition is well deserved !!!

  18. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks Brand

  19. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Smart blokes these at Sports Illustrate…

  20. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Baie geluk aan die Ruggaworld team – baie geluk ook aan Deon met die geboorte van Anke!

  21. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Reply to Guzzi @ 3:01 pm:

    A month for celebration! Congrats Deon & Tafel!

  22. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Yeah nice one Deon and Tafel…

  23. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats to aLL involved!

    Start up da Valiant

    vrOOOm vrOOOOM!


    congrats with the number 4?

    eish TV not that gOOde in Oz?

    Yip it does sEEm like a lifetime, we had some sad and preTTy much YEAH moments here…

    Thanks for the platform you 4.

    Much aPPreciated.


    I stiLL think that the paSS from Helgard to Jan-Harm wasnt a forward in the ’97 domestiCCtiFF final!

  24. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Reply to WiLLem suPPorts ChEEtahs! @ 3:46 pm:

    Ja, en daai kaalgat bliksem wat die WP-man
    getekkel het, het klere aangehad en hy was

  25. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 4:39 pm:

    blerry good tackle that – met sy wit sokkies :shake:

  26. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Brian Baanhoff

    What a hero


    Geluk Deon


    BEAUTIFUL naam

    Ek het hom gekies..


    Bly julle het ook goeie smaak

  27. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Brian Baanhof tackled FC Smit thus paving the way for the Bulls to win the CC

    Man I enjoyed that

  28. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Reply to Guzzi @ 3:01 pm: And a little birdie told me that it’s Deon’s birfday too today – baie geluk x 3!

  29. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Reply to bryce_shark_in_oz @ 3:00 pm:

    Thanks Bryce

    Deon jou suur ou drol

    Baie geluk aan jou en Tafel met Anke se geboorte…

  30. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Geluk aan almal hier op Ruggaworld. Omdat ek so besig is op R-T kom ek nie gereeld genoeg hier om te praat nie. Maar dit belowe ek julle ek kom byna elke dag loer wat jul kundige menings is. Morne is n gereelde besoeker daar en ek het sommer die voorbarigheid gehad om julle daar geluk te wens en DIE artikel daar geplaas. Hoop nie die baas daar neem eksepsie nie maar ek voel dis die regte ding om te doen.

    Nogmaals geluk :respek:

  31. avatar
    June 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Reply to superBul @ 9:31 pm:

    En ek het vir jou daar gaan dankie se!

  32. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Reply to DavidS the sort of hopeful Lion @ 2:08 pm: Brendan is still involved in SISA – he has been promoted to associate publisher of the title.

    Keep up the awesome work, guys.

  33. avatar
    the cheetahs are pumas!
    June 23, 2011 at 10:06 am


    Now if only we can get Morne to spend less time on keo….

  34. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Reply to the cheetahs are pumas! @ 10:06 am:


  35. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Reply to biobot @ 9:53 am:

    Thanks biobot, and thanks for the recognition!

  36. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Reply to biobot @ 9:53 am:

    Hi Bio

    Ja I saw he got kicked up stairs… congratulations

    Good luck with the job!

    Thanks for the good wishes.

  37. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

    A hearty congrats fellas…. and thanks for the wonderful collaberation between Rugby-Talk and yourselves!

  38. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    PS! DavidS, did you get your mail to confirm approval?

  39. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations! This is the best Rugga site. :applause:

  40. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

    BTW guys

    Those who know the lawyer is studying to be a weatherman and has “inside information”

    Not sure about CT but guys inland

    Heads up for an EFFING cold weekend starting tomorrow evening!

    CT guys

    Don’t get onto a boat

  41. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Reply to grootblousmile @ 10:43 am:

    Thanks I commented too

  42. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Cool stuff :respek:

  43. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats guys, you must be so proud and rightly so :respek:

    Reply to DavidS the sort of hopeful Lion @ 10:50 am: Will it travel down to Natal and will we get some rain :fishing:

    Depressing weekend ahead, only 2 games of rugby sad

  44. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Congrats!!!! :applause: :beer:

  45. avatar
    June 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    My Rugby IQ increases ever so slightly everytime i jump onto these boards, so kudos to all the bloggers and administrators! :applause:

  46. avatar
    June 24, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Reply to DavidS the sort of hopeful Lion @ 4:51 pm:

    Wel ek het op ‘n stadium gedink om die kind Houdini te noem of om jou regs kennis te gebruik teen Durex.

    Reply to WiLLem suPPorts ChEEtahs! @ 3:46 pm:


    Thanks for all the good wishes.

    Thanks to Morne, Dawie, Boertjie and all of you that have contributed to make RW what it is.

  47. avatar
    June 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Desember 2005. Brings back memories. I last night accidently stumbled on some old archive files on Ruggaworld, when googling something.

    Laughed my arse of at some of the shit we said and did. Brings back memories, fills the eyes with a wee bit of tears. Great werk julle board, but never boring, members

  48. avatar
    June 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Reply to Aldo @ 11:19 am:

    Ons mis jou stront ook.
    Was ook gisteraand op ‘n ou draad waar
    jy baie te sê gehad het.

  49. avatar
    June 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 12:35 pm:

    Haha, daai dae het ek altyd baie te se gehad. Die moontlikheid is groot date ek in die nabye toekoms baie meer op gaan wees.

    Hoe gaan dit?

  50. avatar
    June 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Reply to Aldo @ 3:00 pm:

    Ek sien uit na die “nabye toekoms.”

  51. avatar
    June 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Oudste en Morne

    5ankie vir die bier en die tjat. Was leKKer. :beer:

  52. avatar
    June 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    En raai wie spog nou met sy Cheetahs Oakley.


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