Do officials crave the limelight too?

March 20, 2016 24
Officials Officials are starting to act like neglected kids who have always sought attention with atrocious calls and decisions every week. It is as if they want to be in the headlines every week and for all the wrong reasons. Some may call the criticism unfair but its warranted with the number of high profile…

Preview : 2015 Rugby World Cup final

October 30, 2015 0
  The script could not have been set more perfectly. After the final whistle blew at Twickenham the rest of the rugby fans were left with a cliff hanger scenario. What will happen in the final. Two of the best teams in the world. Two of the best coaches in the world. The best referee…

Schalk or Kriel?

June 19, 2015 22
Look at the stats and the answer is clear. So I hear many folks saying that "on form" Schalk Burger certainly deserves a call up to the Bok squad... but why look at "on form"... I mean.. what determines who is "on form" and who not. So in order to determine who is "on form"…

Happy Birthday David

May 6, 2015 17
Happy Birthday to one of Ruggaworld's founding Fathers.... We love you being from the other side of the N14 and giving us your "always" direct perspective on things and your love for our referees is beyond this world. Hope you have a great day

Happy New Year 2014!!

December 31, 2013 2
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 past…

Could have been better, could have been worse

June 13, 2013 32
Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives an analysis nof the Boks' performance against Italy. A 44-10 win in their first match of the season is a pretty good result for the Springboks. In fact, it could be said that this is the first match of a new era under Heyneke Meyer, so pronounced were some of…

BOK PLAYERS vs SCOTLAND

November 20, 2012 5
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. This, despite the fact that the Scots should have taken a few more kicks at goal to build pressure. Another frustrating Springbok performance. Just when you thought the wheels…

Will the last guy to leave get the lights please?

March 15, 2012 30
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… There are many interpretations to the meaning of the Don McLean classic, and I certainly…

How our flyhalves shape up

May 24, 2011 65
DavidS takes some measurements, gets a headache... and a surprise! Last night a discussion started about stats for our flyhalves. Let's have a look. Okay so I decided to have a look at the last three games of SA sides and wanted to compare ours against Cooper and Carter... I mean let's be honest... neither…

Peter Bills sucks and Kiwi cheating

November 8, 2010 12
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 gloat…

24 hours

December 9, 2007 9
What a strange 24 hours in the Ras household. Last night was the Perth Christmas Pageant, a 2.5km circuit of the city with over 40 floats, numerous marching bands, two Scottish pipe bands, various multicultural community parades, a hotrod parade, circus type bicycles that work perfectly but look as if the rider should crash forthwith…

Insulting provincial fans in South Africa

September 14, 2007 36
DavidS takes a look at different provincial fans and sees if he can insult the lot.First off for these purposes, I’ve just looked at the Bulls, Lions, Cheetahs, Sharks and WP. The rest are wannabes.Bulls SupporterPersonalityYour IQ appears on the back of your present skipper’s jersey. Every Saturday you and 70 000 other idiots share…

An FA Cup for Club Rugby?

July 25, 2007 28
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. However a recent gathering after 9 holes at the Bethlehem Golf Club achieved this remarkable feat. The topic? Is it possible for…

Of Fare Structures and Resting players

June 29, 2007 301
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. I was sitting in a meeting the other day discussing fare structures for a multi-segment route a airline client of mine…

OO reports from Bloem Bok press conference

May 23, 2007 56
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. Vusi Kama welcomed everyone with the Coach flanked on the "openside" by Schalk Burger and on the "otherside" by Victor Matfield. I must comment that neither had looked as if…
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