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Happy New Year 2014!!

December 31, 2013
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Happy New Year 2014!!

From all of the us, we wish you a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring you all the love joy and wishes you may have. Looking forward to a “jam” packed rugby season lying ahead for us in the new year. Thank you to everyone for all your support and chats over the...
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Could have been better, could have been worse

June 13, 2013
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Could have been better, could have been worse

Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives an analysis nof the Boks’ performance against Italy.
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Posted in Incoming Tours, Opinion, RuggaWorld Columnists, Springbok Team Analysis | 32 Comments »

BOK PLAYERS vs SCOTLAND

November 20, 2012
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South Africa never looked like losing this Test, so says Mike Bersiks, our guest writer as he embarks on an analysis of the Scotland test match.
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Will the last guy to leave get the lights please?

March 15, 2012
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Will the last guy to leave get the lights please?

Bye, bye Miss American Pie… Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry… Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye… Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die… This’ll be the day that I die…
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How our flyhalves shape up

May 24, 2011
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How our flyhalves shape up

DavidS takes some measurements, gets a headache… and a surprise!
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Peter Bills sucks and Kiwi cheating

November 8, 2010
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A few years ago… okay more’n 20 (i.e. the 80′s) Tony Greig famously questioned Merv Hughes’ inclusion in the Aussie ODI squad to face Sri Lanka. Fat Merv opened the bowling, Fat Merv ripped Lanka to pieces… and Bill Lawrie similarly gloated on air “Stick thadup yer arse Tony Greig!”… I have a similar...
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24 hours

December 9, 2007
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What a strange 24 hours in the Ras household.
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Insulting provincial fans in South Africa

September 14, 2007
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DavidS takes a look at different provincial fans and sees if he can insult the lot.
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An FA Cup for Club Rugby?

July 25, 2007
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It’s not often that a drunken chat after a round of golf turns so serious that the participants all wake up the next morning wanting to chat about it some more, writes Newshields.
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Of Fare Structures and Resting players

June 29, 2007
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Rugga World reader, Murph, was in a meeting, sans Gambrinus, when it struck him that the ‘Boks have got their resting phase “backside” about face and, actually, the Kiwis have got it spot on.
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Posted in Rugby Union Fans, RuggaWorld Columnists, RuggaWorld Exclusives, Springbok Team Analysis, Tri-Nations, World Cup 2007 | 301 Comments »

OO reports from Bloem Bok press conference

May 23, 2007
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With the weather in Bloemfontein a huge improvement from the day before- the Springbok team announcement was done at a press conference at around 1300.
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Tale of the tape

May 6, 2007
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So, we’ve got two teams through to the Super 14 semi-finals. A good achievement, can either team go on to make it a great achievement? Let’s take a look at what past form reveals about their play-off credentials.
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Fourie, Nel out for Reds?

April 28, 2007
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Fourie du Preez’s Man of the Match effort against the Blues took it’s toll as the scrumhalf experienced a right shoulder ligament injury. JP Nel suffered a quad and muscle injury on his right leg.
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Confessions of a Drunken RugRat

March 12, 2007
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Saturday saw 3 rugrats meet up for the Sharks vs Cheetah game – The venue, Jollie Rogers in Greenside, Johannesburg. Report by Shields
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Five matches, three abroad, no losses

March 3, 2007
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Can it get any better than this? Five South African teams playing and not a single loss registered. Wonderful stuff. Plenty of monkey’s off the back too.
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The campaign for REAL rugby

February 23, 2007
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RuggaWorld reader, Vinnie, is so incensed by the proposed law changes currently under trial that he has put pen to paper to air his concerns. What are your views?
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Posted in General Discussions, Laws and Technical Issues, Rugby Union Fans, RuggaWorld Columnists | 18 Comments »

Rugga World – the ideal

January 13, 2007
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Some people take every comment as indicative of site policy or article as a ’site’ article.
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Why the Boks Will Lift the World Cup Again

December 17, 2006
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Rugga World reader, Cab, has examined the options and concluded that there is no reason the Springboks cannot win the world cup in France next year.
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Posted in Rugby Union Fans, RuggaWorld Columnists, Springbok Team Analysis | 634 Comments »

Of professionalism and transformation

December 4, 2006
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Since 1910, of the records I can find, we’ve played 334 matches…
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Boks vs World XV – my take

December 4, 2006
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Predictably young Fransie Steyn picked up the Man of the Match award but there would have been few complaints amongst the largely South African crowd if it had gone to giant Danie Rossouw. My take:
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Springbok practise

November 22, 2006
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Seeing as the Springboks were in town today, practising at the local Wasps training ground, I decided to pop in for a quick observation.
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ORACLE says: close and a cigar

November 10, 2006
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  The Oracle’s had a look at the ayahuasco plants of South America. She smoked them and had a vision.
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Understanding Albert van den Berg

November 7, 2006
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Rugga World reader, Shields, explores our tight five combinations and postulates that there is reason behind Jake’s thinking
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Posted in Rugby Union Fans, RuggaWorld Columnists | 267 Comments »

Roller-coaster… of life

October 18, 2006
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The emotional roller-coaster ride of the Currie Cup Final we, the supporters, went on, and the big-dipper of the EOYT squad selection begs the question, if we experience such highs and lows: “What happens in the minds of the players??
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Raising Expectations

October 3, 2006
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What are you expecting from the upcoming Semi’s and Finals? What are the players and coaches expecting? The Best in Sport manage their own expectations and formulate top-class expectations – The Brand investigates.
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