RIP Oom Ian

November 19, 2012 4
The South African Rugby Union expressed its sadness on Monday at the passing of former Springbok centre, and legendary Stellenbosch University coach, Ian Kirkpatrick. “Kirkie” died in his sleep on Sunday morning at home in Somerset West. He was 82. As a player, he made 13 Test appearances for the Springboks between 1953 and 1961.…

Bok rugby round-up

November 19, 2012 69
The general feeling amongst Bok supporters this morning is one of frustration after the Boks managed to choke out a win against the Scots. I have read some thoughts from folks whose opinions I always enjoy and I am sure you will too. Firstly, Tank Lanning was not impressed with the ‘acceptance’ that an ugly…

Cheetahs fighting to keep Juan

November 19, 2012 4
The Cheetahs are doing everything within their powers to try and stop loose forward Juan Smith from moving to France. Sport24 Smith has fully recovered from an Achilles injury, and is apparently close to signing a deal with French club Bayonne. English club Bath is also eager to sign the 31-year-old. Smith was not among the…