Springbok Team Analysis

You dont lose when you learn

September 14, 2013
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There will be enough hot air spewed on other platforms over what transpired in Auckland. I choose to analyze the match using the Duckworth Lewis Method: When Bissie went off for the red card, we were behind by 7 points and if we have to stop the game right there and then, we still...
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Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz

September 4, 2013
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Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz

Israel Folau has made the long-awaited switch to fullback and Quade Cooper will start for the Wallabies against the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday. Date September 4, 2013 – 11:02AM Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will start at five-eighth for the Wallabies against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Folau has been named in a back...
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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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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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BOK PLAYERS vs IRELAND

November 12, 2012
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Guest writer Mike Bersiks takes a look at the Bok players and rates the game against Ireland.
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Meyer’s eyes opened by near misses?

September 17, 2012
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Meyer’s eyes opened by near misses?

Guest writer Mike Bersiks asks whether Heyneke Meyer is learning anything from two close misses in our away leg in the antipodes.
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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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Shortcomings in Tri-Nations build-up

June 28, 2010
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The Winter Tours in the Southern Hemisphere is a thing of the past, with a clear advantage to the Southern Hemisphere in the results, except for an Australian hickup against England in the 2nd Test and 2 results for Scotland against Argentina. The rest of the results all went the way of the Southern...
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Bok team for Wales

May 22, 2010
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This is Snor’s initial Bok team to start the international season off with. This is the SARU release.
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Bok player ratings vs Pastas

November 21, 2009
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South Africa finally opened their account on the year-end tour of Europe and Ireland win an emphatic 32-10 win over a game Italian outfit at Stadio Friuli, Udine, on Saturday.
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Consistency in selection

August 4, 2009
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As much as Peter de Villiers stuck with unpopular incumbents in the past, so too will he stick with guys who have now stepped up and grabbed their opportunity
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Best mix Boks

July 31, 2009
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It has been a work in progress but the Boks seems to have finally found the best mix.
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Bok Squad Announced

July 14, 2009
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The Bok squad for the Tri Nations has been announced.
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Jannie’s Bok surprise?

July 14, 2009
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The Boks squad for the Tri-Nations will be announced later today and we might get a few surprises.
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Bok team announced

June 23, 2009
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The Bok team for the second test has been announced.
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Bok training squad released

May 19, 2009
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Peter de Villiers included 6 uncapped players in his squad to face Namibia in a warm-up match before the Lions tour.
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Wynand our best 12

April 23, 2009
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Wynand Olivier is the best bet for the number 12 jersey according to JJ Harmse in his News24 column.
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Peter at his colourful best

November 18, 2008
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Peter entertains the British media.
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Baxter warns Poms

November 18, 2008
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Australia prop Al Baxter, believes England will have to improve their discipline to stand a chance of beating World Champions, South Africa this Saturday.
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Much to ponder

November 18, 2008
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There will be much to consider for Peter de Villiers following a couple of injuries and players out of form.
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Injuries rock Boks

November 17, 2008
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The Boks were hit with some major injury concerns ahead of the England clash.
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Will history repeat itself?

November 15, 2008
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This was the day of Scotland’s biggest win over a woeful group of Springboks who went to Europe to play three matches which were three disasters as they went from bad to worse.
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Boks tougher than All Blacks

November 14, 2008
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Scotland captain Mike Blair believes facing South Africa will be even tougher than taking on the All Blacks.
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Peter names unchanged side

November 11, 2008
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There are no changes to the Bok side to take on Scotland this Saturday.
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Vic glad Smit’s back

November 6, 2008
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Vic is more than happy to hand the captaincy armband back to Smit.
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Bakkies starts

November 4, 2008
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The Springboks have announced their team to play against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with Bakkies Botha a shock starter.
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Six Nations Champs will be toughest

November 3, 2008
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Wales will be our toughest test.
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Ruan to boost Boks

October 31, 2008
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Speaking to Stephen Nell of Die Burger, Jean de Villiers said that Ruan Pienaar gives the Boks an attacking boost.
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