Author Archive for Morné

Sharks 30, Griquas 32

The old lady is back.  Currie Cup 2013 kicks off with the Sharks hosting Griquas. Recent results: 2012: Sharks won 42-3, Durban 2012: Griquas won 22-15, Kimberley 2011: Sharks won 29-18, Durban 2011:: Griquas won 43-22, Kimberley 2010: Sharks won…

Lions 18, Kings 23

The equation is simple.  The Lions just need a win while the Kings need to win by 8 or more.  The loser, is out of Super Rugby. Previous results: 2013: Lions won 41-31, Johannesburg 2013: Lions won 26-19, Port Elizabeth…

SR Final: Chiefs 27, Brumbies 22

Super Rugby 2013 comes to a close with the defending champions favourites to make it a double – but can Jake’s Brumbies deliver a surprise? Recent results: 2012: Chiefs won 29-22, Hamilton 2011: Brumbies won 28-20, Canberra 2010: Brumbies won…

McCaw off the bench for Saders

The 2013 Investec Super Rugby Qualifiers have arrived and six teams are now vying for the coveted championship title. This Saturday 20th July see’s Super Rugby’s seven time champions the Crusaders take on Queensland’s Reds at AMI Stadium, Christchurch. Crusaders…

Pollard back at 12 for semi

There are five changes in the starting line-up of the Junior Springboks to play against Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship rugby semi-final in Vannes, France, on Tuesday evening. Amongst the backs, flyhalf Robert du Preez returns to play…

Bad news for Arno

Springbok loose forward Arno Botha has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season after rupturing ligaments in his knee during the Castle Lager Incoming Series victory over Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday. Botha was forced to leave…

Kirsten blow for Baby Boks

Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday. Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20’s training…

Argentina 26 v England 51

England blasted the Argies off the park last weekend which I am sure will motivate them to deliver a better performance this time around. Recent results: 2013: England won 32-3, Salta 2011: England won 13-9, Dunedin (World Cup pool match)…

Boks 30 v Scotland 17

The score between these two teams in recent years have been very close, but the Boks should be way too good at home and at altitude for a Scottish side missing their best players to the B&I Lions. Recent results:…

Waratahs 17 v B&I Lions 47

The Lions have two more warm-up games to get through – and these might prove to be the toughest. Recent results: 2001: British & Irish Lions won 41-24, Sydney 1989: British & Irish Lions won 23-21, Sydney 1971: British &…

All Blacks 30 v France 0

France have selected a much stronger side, but the All Blacks are still the bookies favourite to take the series. Recent Results: 2013: New Zealand won 23-13, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 8-7, Auckland 2011: New Zealand won 37-17, Auckland…

Japan 23 v Wales 8

Japan got desperately close a week ago – can they finally get one over a tier 1 country? Recent results: 2013: Wales won 22-18, Osaka 2007: Wales won 72-18, Cardiff (World Cup pool match) 2004: Wales won 98-0, Cardiff 2001:…

Baby Boks into semi’s

The South African Under-20 team overcame a committed France team in front of their home crowd to record a third successive victory and clinch a place in the Junior World Championship semi-finals with a 26-19 victory (halftime 8-7) in La…

Boks make 5 changes

The Springbok team to face Scotland in Nelspruit on Saturday shows five changes, three of them on the bench, from the match-23 which beat Italy in the opening round of the Castle Lager Incoming Series last weekend.