What allot of nonsense from our South African teams this weekend yet again.
After yet another weekend of the same old same I decided to rather have my 5 minute bitching session than yet again try to get positives out of the nonsense our teams dish up week after week.
The Lions look like the Lions of 2012, the only reason the Stormers v Bulls clash looked somewhat exiting was because they played each other and although the Sharks beat the Highlanders this time around they will most properly play like a school side next week again.
Skills in our South African teams are as rare as rain in Cape Town.
The only thing worst than watching our South African teams weekend after weekend are the referees in Super Rugby.
Super Rugby has fallen so far since the glory days of Super 12 that even the New Zealanders are being pulled down to our and the Aussie level.
There is one reason for Super Rugby fall over the last few years, SANZAAR serving Mammon. They are so desperate to put money above the game we love, that there was even talks in the media this week that they are looking to add an American conference.
The problem with Aussie teams are simple, they are crap, the problem with South African teams are we have crappy coaches who should be coaching at school level, because the talent are there.
Add the referees of today and you get a competition that is the biggest oxymoron in world sport which they call Super Rugby.
I struggle sometimes to even call it Rugby.
Rassie should be able to pick 30 players that are good enough to compete but how will the mindset of these 30 players be when Rassie eventually gets them.
Then throw in the BEE of 50% which Rassie must have by 2019, for this year he needs to have 45%.
Rassie does not get much help from the Super Rugby coaches in this regard as well. They can and should do more to give these players more game time to develop but we have spend enough time on this subject.
The fact remains we have serious problems and not Rassie nor any other coaching team in the world can wave a magic wand and fix this.
The Lions have had some critical injuries this season which can be use as an excuse but players like Mostert, Jantjies, Janse van Rensburg, Combrinck, Coetzee and Cronje(when he played) have been poor.
Without Warren Whiteley they looked leaderless and without direction, add to that the fact that Kriel have not played 1 minute this year so far and you have the current Lions team.
I also believe not many people realized how much Ackermann as head coach mend for this team.
One of their biggest disappointments has been Jantjies. At this stage he is maybe our forth best 10 in the country.
The Sharks are just all crap, just when you think they have sorted it all out they reminds you that they are the Sharks, everyone knows about them but nobody really cares.
They are like Finding Nemo you only cheer for it because you feel sorry for them.
The Stormers have too many problems to waste my time on and I am sure because of the win yesterday against the Bulls their supporters will write all their players into the Springbok team.
They need a total redo from their President all the way to their coaches.
The Bulls are busy with a re-building phase but after 10 games you need to starting making progress and not make the same mistakes every weekend over and over again.
For most South African supporters they surely live in the land of Narnia where they believe we are world beaters but in fact we are a laughing stock.
Then we still as why our stadiums are empty and unions on the brink of bankruptcy.
Here is the current log after round 11
|3||DHL Western Province||6||5||0||1||0|
|9||Cell C Sharks||18||8||6||4||0|
If we go on this way we are just keep on fighting a loosing battle.
Here is what some people call Highlights, don’t ask me why?